WDMA releases national policy agenda for windows, doors, skylights

Document urges a regulatory stance that will support manufacturing, including favorable building codes and tax policy.

February 08, 2013 |
Window manufacturers advocate for favorable building codes and tax policy.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is advocating government action to boost energy efficiency and create tax policies that will help the construction market regain vigor in 2013. The comprehensive legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013 outlines a number of policies that are top priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will support continued job creation in the U.S. manufacturing sector.

 "Manufacturers are trying to ramp up their factories again, but policymakers need to know that overly-burdensome regulations and continued uncertainty about the fiscal priorities of Congress and the Administration continue to threaten the burgeoning economic recovery. In the 2013 WDMA National Policy Agenda, our members have laid out proposals that will boost national energy efficiency, promote smart tax policy, and support quality manufacturing jobs in our communities," said WDMA Chair Ann Duebner, Vice President of Sales and Administration for Eggers Industries in Two Rivers, Wisonsin. "We look forward to using this new National Policy Agenda to guide frank and open conversations with Congress and the Administration in 2013."

The 2013 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight different policy areas:

  • Energy conservation
  • Building codes
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Building safety
  • Housing & economic policy
  • Tax policy
  • Product supply and trade
  • Workforce/workplace

WDMA looks forward to working with policymakers to support fiscally sound policies that will spur job creation, and to undo or mitigate the effects of recent actions that overly burden manufacturers with more red tape and costly federal rules and regulations.  The 2013 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to all members of Congress and key Administration officials and will be used during WDMA members' visits with their elected representatives during the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference on March 18-20 in Washington, DC.


Download WDMA's 2013 National Policy Agenda here.


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