7/16/2015 » 7/17/2015
WCLBMA- Second Growth Summer Conference
9/10/2015 » 9/11/2015
CSA Annual Meeting
10/28/2015 » 10/30/2015
2015 NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit
11/4/2015 » 11/5/2015
North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)
On Thursday, April 16, the House of Representatives will vote on the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 1105), which would permanently repeal the estate tax and the generation-skipping transfer taxes and makes permanent the maximum 35 percent gift tax rate and lifetime gift tax exemption. It also provides for an inflation adjustment to such exemption amount. Read more.
you know the top OSHA citations for the building material industry and
what to do if OSHA shows up at your door? Is your yard safe and prepared
for an OSHA inspection? Come to Part Two of NLBMDA's webinar series to
learn how OSHA is citing our industry, hear how you can get into
compliance, and become prepared for an inspection. This is part two of a
two part webinar series covering the top 10 citations in the LBM
industry. Part two will cover top citations six through ten. Click on
the date you'd like to learn more about: April 14 or April 16.
[4/9/2015] Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a final rule to extend certifications for certain individual renovators (those who received initial certification prior to March 31, 2011) under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The extensions only apply to individual renovators who must get recertification training within the time frames explained below. They do not apply to firm certifications or individual renovators that need their initial certification. NLBMDA had strongly urged for an extension of the deadline.Read more.
[Washington, DC- 4/1/2015] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) expresses disappointment that President Obama has vetoed a resolution passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives invalidating the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) "Ambush Election" rule, which would shorten the time period between filing a Union representation petition and a Union representation election. If the rule takes effect, the time frame for a Union election could be reduced to as few as 14 days. Read more.
[Washington, DC- 3/6/2015] - Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to protect dealers from unfair product liability lawsuits. The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) for his reintroduction of the NLBMDA-promoted "Innocent Sellers Fairness Act" (H.R. 1199) that would provide product liability protection to those businesses that merely sell products, and did not manufacture or install them. Read more.
[Washington, DC- 2/17/2015] - In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is urging the agency to adopt the proposal to eliminate the requirement that refresher training for a certified renovator have a hands-on component. NLBMDA supports the proposed change as certified renovators already have prior hands-on training and continue to perform hands-on work as a regular part of their job. Read more.