Northeast Window & Door Association Holds Summer Meeting in Atlantic City, N.J.

June 9th, 2014 by Editor

The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) hosted its membership Summer Conference June 2-3 at Caesars Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

The conference featured a number of speakers, including Joe Reed of Architectural Testing, who discussed the complexity facing manufacturers as they navigate multiple states using multiple building codes and possible overlapping performance standards for fenestration products.

Rick Merkert of Architectural Testing provided an in-depth look at field testing procedures for quality assurance and forensics.

Rick Merkert of Architectural Testing addressed field testing procedures for quality assurance and forensics.

Vin McLoughlin, chairman of Cardinal Logistics Management, discussed the challenges for manufacturers in maintaining an in-house fleet of drivers and vehicles with ever-increasing regulations and what to look for when considering switching to a dedicated contract carriage service provider.

Michael Collins, partner at Building Industry Advisors consulting firm, presented an increasingly optimistic outlook for growth in the construction industry, as well as trends for fenestration products and manufacturing technologies.

Rick Merkert of Architectural Testing provided an in-depth look at field testing procedures for quality assurance and forensics.

Ian Hucul, in-house legal counsel for Crystal Windows, addressed best practices for manufacturers for contracts, collections, insurance, liens and other key considerations to protect your company.

Brian Waldman and Eric Horndahl, principals at Renoviso, focused on ways to enhance and promote company websites for greater impact.

The first day of the NWDA Summer Conference featured the association’s annual golf competition at nearby world-class Stockton Seaview Golf Club. A networking reception followed at Bally’s Casino Mountain Bar. In addition to the conference speaker program, the second day included a mini-trade show with displays by manufacturer suppliers introducing new products, technologies and services.

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