in the 1950s as the Venetian Blind Council, the Window Covering
Manufacturers Association (WCMA) represents the interests of the
window covering industry manufacturers, fabricators and assemblers.
Industry products include blinds, shades, shutters, curtains,
curtain rods, drapes, drapery hardware, and other window treatments.
WCMA has three membership categories: Manufacturers, Fabricators
and Associates. Membership in the Manufacturers category is limited
to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling
interior or exterior window covering products. The Fabricator
category includes members whose companies are engaged in the business
of fabricating or assembly of interior or exterior window coverings.
The Associates category includes members whose companies are not
eligible for membership in the Manufacturer or Fabricator categories,
but are interested in the welfare of the window covering industry.
Suppliers of goods and services to manufacturers and fabricators
comprise many of the members in the Associates category.