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Industry Links

American Architectural Manufacturers Association
The AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry, bringing together professionals from window, door and skylight manufacturing companies.

American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects is the world's premiere architectural association dedicated to inspiring the creation of a better built environment through a culture of innovation.

BuildCore 
Building Product Information for Canada (BuildCore) is a free service that has been helping the Canadian building and design community leverage the organization’s time and expertise to develop accurate construction documents for over 25 years.

Building Trades Directory 
The BTD is a resource for architects, contractors, guilds and other professionals in the building industry that lists and provides links to online portfolios and references, as well as up-to-date information 24 hours a day. 

Construction Specifiers Institute 
A valuable resource for its 17,000 members, CSINet facilitates communication in all areas of the built environment. Members are able to network through their chapters, advance their careers and save with member-only discounts.

Efficient Windows Collaborative 
With support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Windows and Glazings Program and the participation of industry members, the Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) Web site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, explanations of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use.

Energy Star Program 
Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.  The Web site provides information and resources for energy-conscious homeowners and homebuilders.

Glass Association of North America 
GANA strives to provide members with premiere educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, meetings and conventions. Members share in an environment that develops the understanding essential for strong, effective working relationships.

Insulation Glass Certificate Council 
The IGCC is a nonprofit corporation that works with suppliers, fabricators and non-industry members in the development of the highest standards of excellence in the manufacture of insulating glass.

National Association of Home Builders
The NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority, representing the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry 
NARI serves as the voice of the remodeling industry, with members including full service contractors, design-build firms, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, subcontractors, lenders and other related professionals who work in the remodeling field.

National Fenestration Rating Council 
NFRC is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry, comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies that provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products.

National Glass Association 
Representing nearly 5,000 member companies and locations, the NGA is the largest trade association of the flat glass industry, acting as a clearinghouse for industry information, providing avenues to education and training, and supplying a powerful voice on behalf of customers.

National Roofing Contractors Association 
With over 100 years of history, NRCA's purpose is to provide information, take action and conduct programs that will enhance the business interests of members, allowing them to provide the consumer with the best available technology and business practices.

Window and Door Manufacturers Association 
The WDMA Web site allows you to browse by names or styles and link directly to vendor and manufacturer sites. It also provides trade association literature and guidelines designed to help the consumer, builder, remodeler owner or architect.

Publications

ARCAT Architectural Community
ARCAT provides fast and easy access to 300,000 pages of building product information for the Architectural and spec writing communities, with the ability to search by company name, trade name and product type.

Bob Vila’s Home Again
Providing information and links to Vila’s television show, How-To library, and background on Bob himself, this site is known as “The Ultimate Home Improvement Site” for both homeowners and homebuilders alike.

Build.com
Build.com had served professional contractors and the building community since 1994, but has now moved toHomebuilding.com

BUILDER Online
From this website, quick access is available to BUILDER and BIG BUILDER, both Hanley Wood publications, we well as news and information, product guides, yellow pages, a “house plans store” and message boards.

Design-Build Magazine
Produced by Publishing Design Group, LLC, Design Build Magazine is a premier publication about the residential, commercial and specialty design-build industry appealing to a wide range of readers including new construction and home-improvement enthusiasts, business owners and design-build professionals including Architects, Builders, Interior Designers, Artisans, Craftsmen, and much more.

Hanley-Wood
Hanley Wood is a business-to-business media network serving North America’s residential and commercial construction industries, providing industry-leading advertising, marketing, and news/information services and solutions.

Homebuilding.com
Homebuilding.com is designed for use by builders, remodelers, contractors and other home building professionals, and offers registered members complete and up-to-date information to help them in their businesses.

HomeExpo
Extensive homeowners' site with hundreds of helpful links, directories, how-tos, listings and plenty more.

Home Ideas
This site has been designed to provide information directly from manufacturers as well as links to home improvement categories such as Free Product Information, Online Stores, New Product Showcase, Buy Artwork Online, Home Plans, Industry Press Room, and Manufacturer Links.

Sweets
Sweets.com is construction’s online marketplace, with over 61,000 products featured. Registered visitors can find specs, download CAD Libraries, contact local manufacturers’ reps and even forward Request for Information (RFI's) and Request for Proposal (RFP's).

US Glass Magazine 
An official publication of the Glass Association of North America, US Glass Magazine is published 12 times a year, offering tips and insight for all glass industry leaders including homebuilders, suppliers and architects.

Window and Door Magazine
Produced by the National Glass Association, Window and Door Magazine is published 11 times a year, serving over 20,000 manufacturers, distributors, and dealers of windows, doors and other products in the fenestration industry.

Dealer & Distributor Sites

This is just a partial listing of some of our dealers and distributors throughout the country. Our Dealer Locator will help you find the Wasco residential dealer nearest you. If you are a Wasco dealer or distributor and want to be linked to this page, please email all relevant information to Jim Murray.

Ashland Millwork
Based in Illinois, Ashland Millwork provides high-end custom cabinetry and woodworking, windows, doors, custom trim profiles and hundreds of other quality millwork products.

Best Distributing Company
As a strong regional distributor throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Best Distributing Company is committed to providing a variety of quality products when and where they are needed.

C&S Distributors
Headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, C&S Distributors sells exclusively wholesale to the building and remodeling trades and takes pride in their service, massive inventory and competitive prices.

J B Sash and Door
Based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, JB Sash and Door Company is one of the leaders in the replacement window field, and has recently added vinyl windows to their extensive line.

Rand Lumber Company
The Rand Lumber Company started as a single sawmill in 1905 and has since grown to include shops in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  After 90 years, they pride themselves on suiting the market’s ever-changing needs for quality lumber and building supplies.

The Roof Center
With fifteen locations in the greater Washington-Baltimore area, The Roof Center is one of the largest full-service roofing materials distributors on the East Coast and has recently expanded its inventory to include siding, windows, doors, commercial roofing and millwork.

Universal Supply
Universal Supply is a highly diversified supplier of building materials and is recognized as a leading wholesale distributor. With 7 locations throughout Southern New Jersey, Universal is dedicated to providing products and services needed by the professional building contractor.