AAMA's Wood & Composite Council Launches Newsletter

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- A newsletter dedicated to those who manufacture and specify fenestration products made of wood or wood plastic composites (WPCs) has been launched by the Wood and Cellulosic Composite Material Council (WCCMC).

"As a relatively new group, the WCCMC must develop the infrastructure needed to advance performance standards for wood and cellulosic composite fenestration products, and the newsletter is a key communications tool to accomplish this," noted Bob Simon of Gossen Corporation, who is the first vice president and marketing chairman for the WCCMC, a material council of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

"Our council is charged by AAMA with setting performance standards and specifications for an increasing number of fenestration products which utilize wood and WPC materials," explained Simon. "The newsletter serves as a platform for presenting the advantages of these materials now being utilized in door and window design, and as a forum for explaining proposed changes to standards," he added.

The newsletter's inaugural issue includes a feature article, "The Green Building Initiative™ Offers Commercial Rating System," as well as other articles covering green building opportunities for WPCs; a recap of the three recent AAMA standards already in place for wood composite materials used in fenestration systems; and a summary of WCCMC past activities and marketing plans.

Manufacturers of wood and wood plastic composite products who are not members of AAMA are encouraged to join the council in order to participate in the development of future certification standards for WPC products.

To learn more about the council, or to subscribe to the WCCMC Newsletter, contact Angela Dickson of AAMA at adickson@aamanet.org, or visit the AAMA web site, www.aamanet.org.

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