15 episodes

This podcast by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) provides a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the industry, along with engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the industry today. The podcast examines the big issues driving the window, door and skylight industry in an environment of constantly changing business conditions, political developments and consumer preferences.

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This podcast by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) provides a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the industry, along with engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the industry today. The podcast examines the big issues driving the window, door and skylight industry in an environment of constantly changing business conditions, political developments and consumer preferences.

    Episode 15: NFRC on their Linear Energy Analysis For Fenestration (LEAFF) Methodology

    Episode 15: NFRC on their Linear Energy Analysis For Fenestration (LEAFF) Methodology

    In this episode, WDMA’s Steve Orlowski sits down with Scott Hanlon, Director of Programs with the National Fenestration Rating Council to discuss a new program to streamline energy performance testing of windows, doors, and skylights. Hanlon will cover how the new methodology leverages the simulation process that it has used for three decades producing fair, accurate, and credible ratings which measure the energy efficiency of fenestration products.

    • 13 min
    Episode 14: Washington Policy Outlook; AmesburyTruth Interview

    Episode 14: Washington Policy Outlook; AmesburyTruth Interview

    In this episode, WDMA’s Mike O’Brien and Kevin McKenney discuss the outlook for industry policy issues in Washington for the remainder of the year. Then Mike talks with Michelle Nissen of AmesburyTruth about some of the trends in the hardware industry and her perspective on the state of the window and door industry.

    • 34 min
    Episode 13: John Burns Real Estate Consulting Interview; Proposed Canadian Formaldehyde Regs

    Episode 13: John Burns Real Estate Consulting Interview; Proposed Canadian Formaldehyde Regs

    In this episode, Mike O’Brien talks with John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting about his market outlook and his firm’s “window and door hotness index.”  The WDMA’s Kevin McKenney and Steve Orlowski discuss the potential implications of proposed Canadian formaldehyde regulations on U.S. manufacturers.

    • 35 min
    Episode 12: Nat’l Renewable Energy Labs Interview; Policy Issues Update and Outlook

    Episode 12: Nat’l Renewable Energy Labs Interview; Policy Issues Update and Outlook

    In this episode, WDMA’s Jeff Inks talks with Dr. Robert Tenent about current NREL R&D projects.  Then WDMA’s Mike O’Brien and Kevin McKenney have a discussion policy issues dominating the agenda in Washington, including tariffs, trade, energy and taxes and what to expect this fall in Washington.

    • 40 min
    Episode 11: 2019 WDMA Market Study Results; Franklin Adhesives Interview

    Episode 11: 2019 WDMA Market Study Results; Franklin Adhesives Interview

    In this episode, WDMA’s Mike O’Brien talks with Brad Farnsworth of The Farnsworth Group about the 2019 WDMA Market Study results. Then Mike has a conversation with Jaye Schroeder of Franklin Adhesives and Polymers about the latest trends in adhesives and their use in the industry.  

    • 27 min
    Episode 10: Standard for Design Pressure Ratings; Stiles Interview

    Episode 10: Standard for Design Pressure Ratings; Stiles Interview

    In this episode, WDMA’s Jeff Inks talks with Marvin’s Brad Fevold about rating products using the WDMA I.S.11, the Industry Standard for Analytical Method for Design Pressure Ratings of Fenestration Products.  Then WDMA’s Mike O’Brien talks with Greg Jansen from Stiles Machinery about innovations and trends in the use of machinery in the industry.

    • 31 min

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