WASHINGTON (June 7, 12:10 p.m. ET) – Two trade groups that represent the construction industry have announced that they plan to combine.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) said they will formally affiliate, with an eye toward eventually integrating operations.
Both groups represent the window, door and skylight industry — WDMA is a national association with offices in Chicago and Washington, and FMA is a regional association headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla.
The groups share a significant number of the same members, and have worked together on codes, standards and technical issues.
“This agreement will formalize our relationship, maintain continuity and maximize limited resources,” said WDMA Chairwoman Ann Duebner, who also is vice president of sales and administration for Eggers Industries in Two Rivers, Wis.
The formal change is scheduled for January 2015.