For Immediate Release: January 27, 2017
Contact: Jonathan M. Paine
Fortress Door Joins WDMA 

WASHINGTON, DC - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Fortress Door is the newest member of the association.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers.

Fortress Door Co. was formed in April 2016 and is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Fortress plant manufactures and pre-finishes commercial and residential doors sold to door companies, construction companies and building materials dealers.

"We have expanded the operation and hired more employees since starting Fortress Door," said Jim O'Brien, president of The Lester Group, parent company of Fortress Door. "We have benefited from the leadership of plant manager Rick Finall and all of our employees."

"We are delighted to join WDMA," added O'Brien. "Membership in WDMA will add value to our products and services by allowing access to industry expertise, technology and best practices, strengthening our quality and customer satisfaction."

The Lester Group is a diversified company founded in 1896 in Martinsville, VA. Lester's primary interests are in lumber products and real estate development. George W. Lester, II, chair and CEO of The Lester Group, is chair of the National Lumber & Building Materials Dealers Association.
The Lester Group has building materials operations in Fredericksburg, Manassas, Lynchburg and Martinsville in Virginia and in High Point, Henderson and Elizabeth City in North Carolina.

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About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performanceâ„¢ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit