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WDMA Technical Conference

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:30pm

For the first time ever, the WDMA Technical Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, from Tuesday, June 17 to Thursday, June 19, 2014.    

The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Valuable breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window, exterior door, architectural door, and skylight segments of our industry. Outside the session halls, exclusive networking events will be the ideal place to find out about innovative products and services important to your business and product design. Returning this year will be an off-site tour of a WDMA member manufacturing facility. So make sure you set the dates aside now, and plan to be with us from Tuesday, June 17 to Thursday, June 19, 2014!

Additional information, including a program, registration, sponsorship, and exhibit opportunities, will be available in early April on the WDMA website at www.wdma.com. So mark your calendar to attend and be on the lookout for future announcements.

Call for presentations:

WDMA is currently soliciting presentations and technical papers for the Technical Conference. Each presentation will be allotted one hour, which will include a brief Q&A session. Abstracts and a brief biography need to be e-mailed by Friday, April 4th, 2014 to:

Jeff Lowinski
Vice President of Technical Services
jlowinski@wdma.com
(312) 637-5891

Potential subject areas:

  • Technology Transfer: Opportunities, case histories, and "how-to" examples of applied research outreach from government laboratories or sponsored research.
  • Quality Assurance and Reliability: Practical testing research for components and systems; test methods and correlations to real-life reliability; and data and case studies.
  • Productivity Improvement, Automation, Strategic Outsourcing: Lean processes & examples from industry, safety improvement, case studies, zero waste, etc.
  • Technology Trends/Sustainability: Technology drivers; new technology assessments and review methods; environmental issues and pressures within the U.S. and abroad; conservation and recycling; product development research; applied science; and new technology.
    • Codes, Standards, and Testing: Code and regulatory issues affecting the industry.
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