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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena, with emphasis on efforts to 1) promote the industry and educate legislators and public policy personnel; and 2) assist legislative, regulatory, standard-setting and other government or private bodies in the development of laws, regulations and policies affecting lumber and building material dealers, its customers and suppliers. Founded in 1917, the association has over 6,000 members operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers in the new construction, repair and remodeling of residential and light commercial. www.dealer.org.

 

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NLBMDA ACTION ALERT: DOL Needs to Fix Its Overtime Rule Proposal

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Ask Your Representative to Contact Labor Secretary Thomas Perez
 
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal last summer that would significantly alter existing overtime rules by raising the salary level under which employees qualify for overtime pay from $455 per week ($23,360 annually) to an estimated $970 per week ($50,440 annually). DOL is expected to issue a final proposal in July.
 
NLBMDA encourages all members to take action by visiting the NLBMDA Legislative Action Center and ask their Representative to contact Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and urge DOL to reconsider the proposed changes to employees eligible for overtime pay. Read more.

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NLBMDA Releases 2016 National Policy Agenda

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 03, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 2/1/16] The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today released its 2016 National Policy Agenda giving focus to the lumber and building material industry's legislative and regulatory priorities. 

"NLBMDA stands ready to work with policymakers on job creation and sound fiscal policies that support a healthy housing market," said NLBMDA Chair Scott Yates, President and General Manager of Denver Lumber Company in Denver, Colorado. "The 2016 National Policy Agenda provides a framework for streamlining government regulations, reducing abusive lawsuits, and maintaining workforce flexibility needed for sustained economic growth."  Read more.

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James Hardie joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

Posted By Laura DeMaria, Tuesday, February 02, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 2/1/16] The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that James Hardie 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. "The entire James Hardie team is looking forward to working together with the NLBMDA and individual member companies in the months and years ahead to successfully capture the significant mutual growth opportunities ahead of us," said Robb Rugg, Vice President of Strategic Accounts for James Hardie. Read more.

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Combilift Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 1/27/16] The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that Combilift USA is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). Combilift is a specialist forklift and straddle carrier manufacturer producing a wide range of customized handling solutions, all of which are designed for the safe, space saving and very productive handling of long and awkward products.   Combilift offers lift capacities ranging from 3,200 lbs. to 180,000 lbs. with a variety of customized attachments available. The Combilift's multi-directional capabilities and its ability to handle both long and short products offers a host of possible applications for the lumber and building materials industry. Read more.

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Arch Wood Protection Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 06, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 1/6/16] The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that Arch Wood Protection, Inc. is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). Arch Wood Protection, Inc. is a leader in the evolution of wood preservation - from growing its early markets and developing its best known brands to investing in R&D that has since created cutting-edge technologies. Arch licenses production of some of the most respected brands of pressure-treated wood, including Wolmanized® pressure-treated wood now with revolutionary BARamine® technology and Dricon® fire retardant treated wood as well as AntiBlu® mold-protection products and industrial products. Read more.

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NLBMDA Hails Year-End Legislation Passed By Congress

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016
[Washington DC - 12/21/2015] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcomes action completed Friday by Congress and President Obama that will benefit lumber dealers. The legislation (H.R. 2029) had strong bipartisan support and includes the permanent extension of the Section 179 deduction, multi-year extensions of tax incentives for energy efficient improvements and bonus depreciation, suspension of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), and continued relief from commercial trucking rules. Read More.

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Berry Plastics Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 05, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 12/16/15] The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that Berry Plastics (NYSE: BERY) is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). With headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, Berry Plastics is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to its customers. With a global footprint of 124 facilities, Berry employs over 20,000 people around the globe. Read more.

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NLBMDA Applauds House Passage of Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 03, 2015
[Washington DC- 12/3/2015] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds the House of Representatives for passing comprehensive energy legislation, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8), by a vote of 249 to 171 - largely along Party lines.The bill includes an NLBMDA-supported provision championed by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) known as "Blackburn/Schrader," which clearly defines the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in new model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment. Read more.

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Register Today for the 2016 NLBMDA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Registration is now open for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from April 4-6, 2016 at the Renaissance DuPont Hotel in Washington, D.C. This conference is an incredible opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of our industry and advance the advocacy agenda of NLBMDA. Read more.

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TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Representative to Vote FOR Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 02, 2015
This week, the House of Representative is expected to vote on the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8). NLBMDA supports the legislation, which includes a provision known as "Blackburn/Schrader," encouraging meaningful energy savings for buildings by ensuring that new building energy codes are achievable, technology-neutral and cost-effective. We also oppose any amendments that would strike "Blackburn/Schrader" from the overall bill. NLBMDA encourages all dealers to take action by visiting the Legislative Action Center and sending a letter or taking to twitter to tell their Representative to support H.R. 8. Read more.

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