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Registration Now Open for NLBMDA’S Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference

NLBMDA’S Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference is taking place from March 19 - 21, 2018 at The Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This event is the only one of its kind in the industry that brings you directly to your elected officials in Washington. The agenda includes several opportunities to learn about key issues affecting the lumber and building material industry from Washington policy experts and political commentators. The event will culminate with a day for you to conduct in person meetings with your elected officials in Congress, making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. From main stage keynote presentations to policy discussions and networking sessions, you won’t want to miss a minute of this program.

To learn more and register, click HERE

Changes to SALT and Mortgage Interest Deduction Included in Senate-Passed Tax Reform Bill

The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) by a vote of 51 to 49. The legislation includes changes to the state and local tax (SALT) deduction and mortgage interest deduction, which could negatively affect housing and residential construction. On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its own tax reform plan.

Click HERE to read the full press release.

Stock Systems Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers & Services Council 

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that Stock Systems is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.

To learn more about Stock Systems, click HERE.

Commerce Department Makes Final Determination Upholding Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is finalizing antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on softwood lumber imports from Canada to the U.S. The Commerce Department's decision must still be approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which is scheduled to make its final determinations by December 18.

Click HERE to read the full press release.

NLBMDA Welcomes House Passage of the Resilient Federal Forests Act (H.R. 2936)

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcomes action taken yesterday by the House of Representatives in passing the Resilient Federal Forests Act (H.R. 2936), which helps protect the national forest system by implementing best practices intended to reduce and eliminate the threat of wildfires. It is a major victory for NLBMDA who strongly supports passage of the legislation. The legislation follows a very active wildfire season in the U.S. that ravaged nearly 9 million acres.

Click HERE to read the full press release.

NLBMDA Files Comments In Response to Department of Labor’s 2016 Over Time Rule 

NLBMDA filed comments last week in response to the US Department of Labor’s Request for Information (RFI) regarding the 2016 final overtime rule.  That rule was ruled invalid in August of this year after having been subject to a year-long injunction to enforcement handed down by a US District Court judge in Texas.  The RFI, issued before the court concluded the rule was invalid, included 11 specific questions regarding the salary level thresholds and the duties tests. 

You can find our comments on NLBMDA’s Regulatory Affairs’ Labor and Employment webpage, or click here to read now.

NLBMDA Files Comments in Response to OSHA’s Proposal to Delay Certification Requirements for Crane Operators

NLBMDA filed comments in response to OSHA’s proposal to delay the certification requirements for crane operators for an addition year to November 17, 2018.  Certification requirements were established in the 2010 final crane rule, but were delayed for three years after the initial 2014 phase-in to November 17, 2017.  The delay reflected concerns raised about the certification requirements, and in particular, whether certification by third parties is an adequate assurance of operator competence.  During this period of delay, employers continue to be required to ensure employees are competent to safely operate the crane equipment and to provide training to all crane operators.  Lumber dealers operate under the material delivery exemption in the rule, which NLBMDA won during development of the final rule. 

You can find our comments and guidance material on NLBMDA’s Regulatory Affairs’ OSHA Regulations webpage, under OSHA Crane Rule, or click here to read our comments now.  You will also find our guidance material on the same webpage, or you can go directly to Complying with the OSHA Rule: Use of Articulating or Knuckle Boom Cranes to Deliver Materials to Construction Sites and Complying with the OSHA Crane Rule: Use of the Articulating Boom Crane for Delivering Materials to the Construction Site: Operator Check List.

Limited Edition NLBMDA 100th Anniversary Lapel Pins Available

This year, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) celebrates its 100th Anniversary as our association continues to grow and our industry continues to prosper. NLBMDA's anniversary coincides with the return of pro-business governance to our nation's capital and in many states across the country. Electoral victories in 2016, and continued success in 2017, as well as movement to repeal burdensome regulations, has improved the legislative and regulatory outlook for the lumber and building material industry.

In order to continue this positive momentum, NLBMDA is officially launching a new effort to support Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC). Now when you make a contribution of $50 or more to the LuDPAC, NLBMDA will send you a limited edition 100th Anniversary Commemorative Pin. (while supply lasts)

Please click here to learn more and donate today!

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