Posts Tagged ‘ WMA ’

WMA Convention Registration Opens

Jun 15th, 2017

Early registration is now open for the World Millwork Alliance 53rd Annual Convention & Tradeshow, which will take place October 7-11, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Over the course of three days, millwork industry professionals will come together in networking and education events, attend business meetings and visit exhibits at the Charlotte Convention Center and at […]

Side Hinged Exterior Door Systems Standard Open for Public Comment

May 16th, 2017

The World Millwork Alliance’s (WMA) Voluntary Standard, ANSI/WMA 100-2016, “Standard Method of Determining Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems (SHEDS) and Procedures for Component Substitution” is undergoing a 5-year revision cycle. The draft standard, incorporating several revisions proposed by WMA’s Industry Standards and Certification Committee, is now available for public comment. ANSI/WMA 100 […]

2016: That Was the Year That Was

Dec 29th, 2016

As 2016 rolls over into 2017, I’m looking back on another year of learning and growing as the editor of DWM. Yes, I’m still somewhat of a “fenestration newbie,” but not as much as when I joined DWM almost exactly two years ago. Heck, in late 2014, I didn’t even know what “fenestration” meant — and I’ve […]

WMA Puts Products on Display

Oct 13th, 2016

Doors were everywhere at this week’s World Millwork Alliance (WMA) convention and trade show, with modern looks and fiberglass making a big splash. Therma-Tru’s booth featured a wide selection of doors with decorative glass in many styles, including Craftsman and contemporary. “Our focus is new products on an annual basis that are on-trend, and filling those […]

Times Change, but More Change is Needed

Oct 12th, 2016

It’s not an old boys’ club anymore, but negative attitudes toward women still linger in some corners of the moulding and millwork industry. Women have made great strides in the field, and many are now leaders in it, but there’s more that can be done. That was the general consensus from a forum on women in […]

WMA Gets Down to Business

Oct 11th, 2016

The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) opened its 52nd annual convention and trade show in Phoenix, Ariz., on Monday with a day of educational sessions that spanned technology, demographics, workplace safety and the housing market. The first panel discussion covered customer service and technology efficiencies, and  the consensus was that software advances have revolutionized the millwork […]

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015

Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]

At WMA, The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Apr 23rd, 2015

I had a fantastic time during this week’s World Millwork Alliance (WMA) plant tours of three diverse companies based in Houston. I met another group of engaging, funny, down-to-earth people who are passionate about their work. I learned a lot about another part of the fenestration industry. I ate some great Texas food and experienced some […]

WMA Plant Tours: Detering Has Deep Roots

Apr 23rd, 2015

The third stop on this week’s World Millwork Alliance (WMA) plant tours in Texas showcased a successful, family-owned business with a long history in Houston that’s striding into the future at a new facility. In March, The Detering Company moved into its new 107,000-square-foot plant in north Houston after nearly eight decades near downtown. The […]

WMA Rolls Out an All-New Website

Apr 21st, 2015

World Millwork Alliance (WMA) members gathered in Houston this week to tour three diverse millworking facilities, but they also got a special surprise – the unveiling of the industry organization’s new website. The URL – – is live now, though not all aspects of the site are functional. Its launch is part of a rebranding […]