Certification Program

How is VMA adding value for the Vinyl Fence and Railing market?
VMA continues to develop member communications that highlight accomplishments and endeavors.

VMA continues to foster relationships with other industry organizations and collaborate as necessary to appropriately influence industry issues.

From the day that the vinyl extrusion company leaders led the founding of VMA in 2004, VMA has worked to strengthen and improve the state of the industry. This has been accomplished by continuing to work on product acceptance through model codes. The VMA monitors building codes and offers modifications when needed. VMA also delivers quarterly webinars for code officials and architects/specifiers to promote acceptance and specification of vinyl products.

VMA continues to foster relationships with other industry organizations and collaborate as necessary to appropriately influence industry issues.

VMA continues to develop member communications that highlight accomplishments and endeavors.

VMA delivers a quarterly electronic newsletter, regular features in Fencepost and more.

VMA is proud to announce that it has implemented and marketed a comprehensive certification program whose purpose is to provide verification to customers (specifiers, distributors, contractors, code officials, and consumers) that the products of the certified companies meet or exceed industry standards as well are produced through a quality process. The member companies have their plants and processes audited by approved third party testing labs. After the audit is passed, they receive a Certificate of Conformance. Afterwards the member company is authorized to use the VMA Certified Products Seal on their packaging and in their advertising.

The final step, after the manufacturers are certified, is to market a program where the fabricators and contractors are licensed. Once licensed, these companies utilize the seal in their advertising which promotes their company over competing companies that cannot offer the added security that comes with certified products.

Thus, the Vinyl Manufacturers Association has completed the process to certify their members’ products to differentiate the quality of its members’ products in the marketplace. Being a part of the VMA adds value to the fabricators, distributors and contractors that become licensed to sell certified products by VMA members.