Monday, April 5, 2010

Is Your Business Being Represented?

Every day when I look at the news, I see reports on how the economic recovery is progressing. One day, unemployment is down, and the next the housing market is continuing to suffer. With all of this unhappy news, it's hard to focus on the present and the future of the glass and window and door industries.

Last week on glassblog, Katy Devlin wrote about collectively facing the dangers out there. Devlin is right - the industry does need to band together to fight issues like the EPA lead paint rules and ASHRAE 90.1.

As an industry, we need to work to make sure our voices are heard as new standards and regulations are made, and right now, industry associations are making sure they are. Both the NGA and WDDA have letter writing campaigns for the EPA Lead Paint Rules, and the WDDA just had a meeting in Washington to discuss the rules with officials. The NGA is also involved in the ASHRAE 90.1 appeal.

Is there an issue your business is concerned about? If so, contact the NGA and/or WDDA and make sure you are being represented.

Alyssa Kirkman
Sr. Manager

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