WDMA addresses Chinese door industry

[Washington, DC] - WDMA presented at the prestigious 6th annual Global Wooden Door Forum in Beijing, China. More than 450 people attended the Forum presentations, which included speakers from Germany, Serbia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Poland, Chile, Italy, the UK and of course China. Jeff Lowinski, WDMA's Vice President, Technical Services, focused on the adoption and expansion of door standards within China, and on the use of performance based testing requirements for door construction and operation. "The Chinese door market is enormous, the result of their rapidly expanding economy," said Lowinski. "China's appetite will increase not only for domestically produced doors, but for high-quality imported products as well."

The Forum was coupled with the 10th annual CIDE-2011, China International Door Industry Exposition. WDMA was guest at the opening ceremonies of the Exposition, and toured the show along with a delegation of international representatives. The four-day event, held March 9-12, covered 100,000 square meters of exhibit space, reaching an expected 100,000 visitors. Lowinski also participated in an open discussion with delegates from China, Europe and Indonesia on the direction and future of the door industry within China as part of the first-day CIDE-2011 program.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system.

SOURCE: Window and Door Manufacturers Assn.

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