Manufacturers Association Issues Newsletter; Discusses Recent Study
The Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) has issued its
most recent newsletter, the FMA Viewpoint, in which newly proposed
taxation laws for Florida are explained and a synopsis of the Energy
Code Transition Study Workgroup's first meeting was provided.
The newsletter also provided additional information on the Florida
Panhandle Wind Borne Debris Workgroup meeting of June 19, summarizing
the decision of the Commissioners' 12-3 vote to "define the
130 mph isotach as the wind borne debris demarcation line for the
Panhandle region of Florida."
Information on FMA 100-06/FMA 200-06 Installation Protocols was
provided in the newsletter, too, explaining that they are currently
specific to Florida and only apply to aluminum and vinyl windows.
The newsletter included personnel announcements, including the news
that Kristin Leonard has stepped down from the office of FMA Secretary
to assume co-chairmanship of the FMA membership committee. She is
the former chairperson of the vinyl committee. Additionally, the
board of directors approved the nomination of Les Moffat with MI
Windows and Doors to fill the board seat vacated by former president
Bob Braatz, and the board voted that Jim Connery will replace and
serve the rest of the term previously held by Mark Daniels, both
of Sika Corp.