The premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential & commercial window, door and skylight products.
The History of WDMA
-The association had its origin in 1927 with the formation of the National Door Manufacturers Association.
-In 1949, it changed its name to the National Woodwork Manufacturers Association to be more representative of the diversity of products made by its members.
-In 1945, the Association created a separate entity -- Ponderosa Pine Woodwork -- to carry out its promotional activities. This promotional arm was consolidated into NWMA in 1975.
-In 1985, the name was changed to the National Wood Window & Door Association to provide an even better awareness of the products manufactured by its members.
-In 1998, the name was changed again to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association reflecting the increasing diversity of manufacturing materials.
-In 2008, opened an office in Washington DC that greatly expanded the Association's legislative and regulatory advocacy initiatives.