Michelle Desiderio is the Vice President of Innovation Services for Home Innovation Research Labs, a full-service market research, consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry. Michelle works with builders, manufacturers, architects, remodelers, and other real estate professionals to help ensure their commercial success by leveraging Home Innovation Lab's unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience in all facets of market analysis and building science research and testing.
The ProDealer Industry Summit will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California from October 28-30 with top LBM leaders, manufacturers, and industry experts from across the country. The Industry Summit is an exclusive three day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and the manufacturers who supply them. Click here for more details or to register.
Act Now by Contacting Your Representative
The House of Representatives should move forward and approve the Marketplace Fairness Act (H.R. 684), or other online sales tax reform legislation, which would level the playing field between local retailers like lumber yards and out-of-state Internet retailers. Online-only retailers are exploiting a massive loophole by not collecting sales tax at the point of purchase despite the fact that the tax is still due. The Marketplace Fairness Act helps fix this antiquated system and makes it fairer so the same rules that apply to local retailers apply online. Click here for more details.
[Washington, DC] - Yesterday, NLBMDA urged the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule that would require employers to report injury and illness data more often, submit reports in new electronic formats, and allow the agency to release the raw data to the general public. Click here for more details.
NLBMDA Applauds Bill Introduction in Senate to Reform EPA Lead Rule
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauded introduction of legislation last night in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. Click here for more details.