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1/1/2009    NLBMDA Alert: Contact Congress to Support Final Housing Stimulus Measures

Homebuyer Tax Credit in Jeopardy! Act Now!
1/1/2009    NLBMDA Applauds Adoption of Isakson-Lieberman Homebuyer Tax Credit Amendment

$15,000 tax credit a key component to housing recovery efforts.
1/2/2009    Statement of NLBMDA on Passage of the Economic Stimulus Legislation

1/4/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Applauds Approval of National Green Building Standard

Association renews call for voluntary eco-label for softwood lumber.
1/4/2009    NLBMDA Chairman Addresses ProSales Excellence Awards Ceremony

View the video of NLBMDA Chairman and ProBuild CEO Paul Hylbert's keynote address on January 22.
1/7/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Releases 2009 National Policy Agenda

Agenda outlines association's legislative and regulatory priorities.
1/8/2009    NLBMDA 2009 National Policy Agenda

Download a copy of the association's National Policy Agenda or view online.
1/10/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Calls for Quick Action on Stimulus Measures by Congress and Administration

Association says passage is critical for reviving the housing economy.
1/11/2009    The Need for a Housing Stimulus Package

An in-depth look at the housing crisis and a plan for recovery.
3/15/2009    January New Home Sales Report

48% year-over-year decline.
3/18/2009    February Housing Starts Report

22% increase over January.
3/19/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Says Card Check Legislation Will Damage Economy and Housing Recovery

3/20/2009    NLBMDA's Eco-Label Initiative

A Quick Reference Summary.
3/21/2009    Lumber Producers Asked to Support Eco-Label

NLBMDA seeks Producer Support for Voluntary Eco-Label Standard.
3/23/2009    NLBMDA Testifies Before OSHA on Proposed Crane Rule

Download a copy of the testimony.
3/24/2009    IRS Releases Details on NOL Carryback Provisions

Applies to small businesses with less than $15m in gross receipts.
3/25/2009    February New Home Sales Report

Up 5% from January. Down 41% year-over-year.
3/25/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Commends House GOP Leaders' Housing Recovery Proposal

4/7/2009    DOE Application Process for Weatherization Grants

Consumers must apply through state energy offices.
4/7/2009    Order Your Copy of the National Green Building Standard

Available now in the NLBMDA Bookstore.
4/16/2009    Home Channel News Coverage of NLBMDA's Legislative Conference

Video coverage of the annual event.
4/17/2009    March Housing Starts Report

10.8% decline over Feb. 48.4% year-over-year decline.
4/17/2009    COBRA Changes Contained in Recent Stimulus Legislation

Guidance and resources from the Dept. of Labor.
4/24/2009    March New Home Sales Report

Less than one percent decline from February. Down 31% year-over-year.
5/11/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Commends Congress for Rejecting Limits on Mortgage Interest Deduction

5/12/2009    Dept. of Homeland Security Announces New Immigration "Worksite Enforcement Strategy"

Employers who knowingly hire illegal workers will be targeted for prosecution.
5/19/2009    April Housing Starts Report

3.3% decline over March. 50% year-over-year decline.
5/19/2009    NLBMDA Submits Comments to NIST on Proposed Revisions to American Softwood Lumber Standard

Association urges inclusion of eco-label in standard and other improvements to grade stamping.
5/29/2009    April New Home Sales Report

0.3% increase over March. 34% decline year-over-year.
5/29/2009    Media Release: Innocent Sellers Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

NLBMDA-Promoted Initiative Would Provide Liability Protection for Those that Only Sell Products
6/5/2009    NLBMDA Promotes "Dream Again" Campaign

Campaign is designed to promote homeownership, construction and remodeling.
6/9/2009    Q&A on New SBA ARC Loan Program

Eligible businesses may borrow up to $35,000.
6/24/2009    May New Home Sales Report

0.6% decline over April. 32.8% decline year-over-year. Seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000.
6/25/2009    NLBMDA Alert: Tell Congress to Reject 1099 Proposal

Businesses could drown in additional paperwork.
7/7/2009    Pat Buchanan to Speak at ProDealer Industry Summit

Former presidential candidate to deliver keynote address at the Summit on Oct. 7 in Phoenix. Register now for early-bird rates!
9/3/2009    July New Home Sales

9.6% increase over June, but a 13.4% decrease year-over-year.
9/10/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Calls for Extension and Expansion of Homebuyer Tax Credit

Association Urges Lawmakers to Act Swiftly Before Current Tax Credit Expires.
9/17/2009    August Housing Starts Report

1.5% increase over July. Down 29.6% year-over-year.
9/18/2009    July Housing Starts Report

One percent decline over June. Down 38% year-over-year.
9/29/2009    August New Homes Sales

0.7% increase over July, but a 3.4% decrease year-over-year.
10/12/2009    Media Release: NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team

Lamperts CEO Daniel Fesler Elected Chairman
10/23/2009    September Housing Starts Report

1.2% below the revised August rate, and down 28.9% year-over-year.
12/2/2009    October Housing Starts Report

4.0 percent below the revised September rate and is a 24.3 percent decrease year over year.
12/2/2009    October New Homes Sales Report

6.2 percent above the revised September rate and is 5.1 percent above the year over year rate.
12/15/2009    Media Release: Statement of NLBMDA on President Obama's "Cash for Caulkers" Proposal

1/1/2010    The Homebuyer Tax Credt

Summary, FAQ and homebuyer resources.
1/2/2010    NLBMDA Releases 2010 National Policy Agenda

Association plans proactive agenda on behalf of the LBM industry.
1/12/2010    EPA Lead Rule Compliance Information

The new "Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting" (RRP) rule took effect April 22, 2010.
1/14/2010    Register Now for the 2010 NLBMDA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

March 15-17, 2010, Marriott Washington.  Click here for online registration.  Download the advance program and registration form.

3/25/2010    U.S. Senator David Vitter Receives "Legislator of the Year" Award from NLBMDA

4/9/2010    NLBMDA Expresses Support of NAHB Petition to Delay Implementation of EPA Lead Rule in Letter to EPA

4/23/2010    NLBMDA Criticizes Removal of "Opt-Out" Provision in the EPA Lead Rule

5/3/2010    NLBMDA Applauds Passage of Home Star Legislation by U.S. House of Representatives

Critical of Rejection of EPA Lead Rule Amendment
6/1/2010    Red Flags Rule Delayed Again

Once again, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is delaying enforcement of the so-called "Red Flags" Rule through December 31, 2010.
6/17/2010    NLBMDA Urges Support of Credit/Debit Card Swipe Fee Fix

6/17/2010    **EPA Announces Delay of Lead Rule Certification Enforcement**

7/6/2010    NLBMDA Criticizes EPA's Initial Efforts to Expand Lead Rule to Commercial Buildings

7/7/2010    NLBMDA Takes Legal Action Against EPA Over Removal of Opt-Out Provision in its Lead Paint Rules

Association files suit with three other industry groups.
7/14/2010    NLBMDA Chairman Testifies Before U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Small Business

Dan Fesler, CEO of Lamperts, testifies at hearing entitled "Bonus Depreciation: What It Means for Small Business"
7/16/2010    NLBMDA Applauds Passage of Landmark Swipe Fee Fix

Amendment included in Wall Street reform package.
7/28/2010    OSHA Adopts NLBMDA Changes to Final Crane Rule

Jobsite deliveries using articulating/knuckle boom trucks exempted from rule.
8/6/2010    NLBMDA Opposes EPA Effort to Expand Lead Rule for Post-Renovation Activities

Agency seeks to add "dust wipe" and clearance testing requirements.
9/8/2010    NLBMDA Alert: Tell Your Senator to Support Johanns Amendment Repealing 1099

9/15/2010    Media Release: Senate Rejects Both Johanns and Nelson Amendment

10/17/2010    NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team

Ferguson Lumber CEO Joe Collings Elected Chairman
11/18/2010    Tell Your Senator to Support S.3946 Repealing the 1099 Health Care Tax

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) introduced a bill (S.3946) that will repeal the 1099 health care tax. The Senate plans to vote on this bill during the lame duck session. Please contact your senators and urge them to pass S.3946. Full repeal of the new 1099 requirement is the only solution that will relieve lumber dealers and small businesses of the cost and confusion created by this new burden.
11/30/2010    Déjà vu: NLBMDA Disappointed in Senate's Rejection of 1099 Health Care Tax Repeal

In all, 84 Senate members voted against the 1099 repeal.
12/17/2010    Congress Passes Tax Bill With Several Beneficial Provisions for LBM Industry

Bill extends Bush tax cuts, institutes modified estate tax, reduced energy efficient retrofit tax credits and extends bonus depreciation.
12/21/2010    NLBMDA Alert: LAST CHANCE FOR TAX RELIEF, 1099 REPEAL

Take Action: Please contact your Senators today to urge them to support a final tax package that provides meaningful and permanent estate tax relief and repeal of the 1099 mandate.
1/5/2011    NLBMDA Facts About 2011 Tax Credits

The "Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act" (H.R. 4853) signed into law on December 17, 2010, extended the federal credit for certain residential energy products for one year at reduced levels from the 2009-2010 credit. Please click link above for summary of the new credit.
1/13/2011    NLBMDA Urges House Committee Investigation of EPA Lead Rule and Several OSHA Proposals

[Washington, DC] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, along with a group of leading building industry trade associations, have asked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to conduct an investigation and review of the impact of EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP). NLBMDA has also raised several OSHA proposals for consideration by the committee as well.
2/3/2011    NLBMDA Comments On President Obama's Latest Energy Efficient Plan

[Washington, DC] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today commented on President Obama's unveiling of his plan to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. President Obama's plan entitled "Better Buildings Initiative" intends to make commercial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade by accelerating private sector investment through a series of incentives to upgrade offices, stores, schools, municipal buildings, universities, hospitals, and other commercial buildings.
2/14/2011    NLBMDA Releases 2011 National Policy Agenda for the Building Supply Industry

[Washington, DC] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) today released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2011. In it, NLBMDA calls on Congress to encourage financial institutions to renew lending activity that will spur new home construction while also encouraging the need to review federal rules and regulations that stifle job creation, among other things.
4/6/2011    NLBMDA Praises Senate for Passage of 1099 Repeal Legislation

NLBMDA commends U.S. Senate for passage of H.R.4, the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act.
6/7/2011    NLBMDA Applauds Senate Rejection of Swipe Fee Delay

NLBMDA commended the U.S. Senate for voting against a delay in new rules governing "swipe fees" charged to retailers and consumers for the use of debit cards.
6/30/2011    Federal Reserve Delays, Dilutes Swipe Fee Relief

NLBMDA critical of the Fed's decision to delay and reduce the swipe fee caps.
7/7/2011    NLBMDA Scope of the LBM Industry - Second Edition - Now Available

NLBMDA has released the second edition of the Scope of the LBM Industry Report which explains why building material dealers operate the way they do and how they have evolved in response to the marketplace, noting valuable benchmarking data for all members of the building industry—especially vital in today's tumultuous economy.
7/13/2011    House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit

House Appropriations Committee adopts Rehberg Amendment to EPA's 2012 budget which would prohibit the agency from enforcing its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule until the agency approves a reliable lead test kit as mandated by the agency's own regulations.
7/26/2011    EPA Announces it Will Not Impose Clearance Testing/Dust Wipe Rule

NLBMDA had vigorously opposed expansion of the EPA Lead Rule.
7/27/2011    NLBMDA Alert: Tell Your Congressman to Support Amendment on Lead Test Kits

Full U.S. House of Representatives to consider maintaining Rehberg Amendment in 2012 EPA budget.
8/1/2011    Register Now! The ProDealer Industry Summit Goes to San Antonio!

October 26-28, 2011, Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
10/12/2011    NLBMDA ALERT: Changes to Design Values for Southern Pine to Be Considered October 20

Southern Pine Inspection Bureau Submits Changes to American Lumber Standard Committee's Board of Review
10/31/2011    NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced its new leadership team installed on October 26 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in San Antonio, Texas.
11/29/2011    NLBMDA ACTION ALERT: Tell the House to Support the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094)

A vote is expected this week in the House on the "Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act" (H.R. 3094). H.R. 3094 will prevent the chilling effect on job creation from the NLRB's actions.
12/12/2011    NLBMDA ACTION ALERT

Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose Increasing Loan Fees to Pay for Payroll Tax Cut.
1/12/2012    NLBMDA ALERT: Decision Issued on Proposed Southern Pine Design Values

The American Lumber Standard Committee's Board of Review issued a decision on the revised designed values for Southern Pine that had been proposed in October 2011 by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau.
1/25/2012    NLBMDA Releases 2012 National Policy Agenda for the Building Supply Industry

This document brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.
2/1/2012    NLBMDA Issue Briefing

Questions & Answers About New Design Values for No. 2 Southern Pine 2x4's
2/3/2012    2012 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference Keynote Speakers Just Announced!

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR).
3/2/2012    NLBMDA Commends Introduction of Legislation to Reform EPA Lead Rule

NLBMDA today commended Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for introducing legislation yesterday to reform EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burdens of the rule on the home remodeling and retrofit market, while maintaining protections for pregnant women and small children from lead hazards.
3/14/2012    USP Structural Connectors Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers & Services Council

NLBMDA announced that USP Structural Connectors is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council. The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers & services providers serving the LBM industry.
3/21/2012    Versatex Trimboard Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.
3/28/2012    LBM Journal Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers in the LBM industry.
4/13/2012    Moulding and Millwork Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and services providers serving the LBM industry.
4/18/2012    NLBMDA Welcomes Delay to NLRB Poster Rule

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds the April 17 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit delaying the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union poster rule.
4/20/2012    DMSi Software Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.
5/8/2012    NLBMDA Issue Briefing on EEOC

New Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Enforcement Guidance on the Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment Decisions.
5/15/2012    Court Throws Out NLRB's "Ambush-Election" Union Rule

NLBMDA applauds yesterday's Federal Court decision voiding the National Labor Relations Board move to curb employer and employee rights by speeding up union elections. The rule change had gone into effect on April 30 and cut in half the amount of time permitted for voting on unionization.
5/23/2012    NLBMDA Issue Briefing: New Design Values for Grades & Dimensions of Southern Pine effective June 1

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) has issued Supplement No.9 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber providing new design values effective June 1, 2012.
6/7/2012    NLBMDA Applauds Bill Introduction in House of Representatives to Reform EPA Lead Rule

H.R.5911, the "Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012," was introduced today by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) and would reduce the burdens of the rule on the home remodeling and retrofit market, while maintaining protections for pregnant women and small children from lead hazards.
6/11/2012    Contact Your Members of Congress to Reform the EPA Lead Rule

On June 7, Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) introduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act (H.R. 5911), which would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule.
6/12/2012    Atrium Joins NLBMDA

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association announced today that Atrium Windows & Doors is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council.
6/27/2012    House Committee Again Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit

Today, NLBMDA commended the House Appropriations Committee for once again adopting an amendment to the upcoming budget for the EPA which would prohibit the agency from enforcing its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule until the agency approves a reliable lead test kit as mandated by the agency's own regulations.
6/28/2012    NLBMDA Statement on Heath Care Decision

President and CEO Michael O'Brien issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court decision.
8/6/2012    NLBMDA Issue Briefing: Obamacare Medical Loss Ratio Checks from Insurers are Due this Month

If an insurance company spends less than 80 percent of premiums on medical care and quality (or less than 85 percent in the large group market) as opposed to administrative costs, it must rebate the portion of premium dollars that exceeded this limit.
8/7/2012    Style Crest Joins Manufacturers and Services Council

NLBMDA announced today that Style Crest 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.
8/14/2012    James Hardie Joins Manufacturers & Services Council

NLBMDA announced today that James Hardie Building Products 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.
9/13/2012    NLBMDA Condemns NLRB's New Union Ambush Election Rule

The new "ambush election" union rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday creates unprecedented and sweeping changes to union election rules in the workplace at the expense of small business owners.
9/18/2012    Spruce Computer Systems Joins NLBMDA - 9/18/2012

NLBMDA announced today that Spruce Computer 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 in the LBM industry.
9/19/2012    NLBMDA Applauds Restoration of Higher FHA Loan Limits

Congress reinstated the higher conforming loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) through 2013, helping reduce uncertainty for an already fragile housing market.
9/21/2012    NLBMDA Issue Briefing: Obamacare Employer Planning Tool - 9/21/2012

We are pleased to be able to provide you with a health care reform planning tool application. This planning tool is designed to help you sort through the decision making process. It identifies some of the questions, concerns and effects that you need to consider as you move forward.
9/24/2012    The Early-Bird Registration Deadline is TODAY!

This is your last chance to take advantage of the discounted registration rate to attend the ProDealer Industry Summit! The early-bird registration and hotel deadline is Monday, September 24th, so don't delay and register today!
10/1/2012    NLBMDA Alert: FTC Issues New "Green Guides" - 10/1/2012

Today, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Green Guides that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive.
10/16/2012    The 2012 ProDealer Industry Summit is Ongoing!

Wednesday is the beginning of our exclusive 3 day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of Lumber & Building Product dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and the manufacturers who supply them. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices with leaders in the industry in a relaxed 3 day format that encourages networking and personal interaction. Register now!
10/25/2012    NLBMDA Announces New 2013 Leadership Team - 10/25/2012

NLBMDA today announced its new leadership team installed on October 24 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Georgia. At the association's annual meeting, the Board of Directors elected Chuck Bankston, owner of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Georgia, as the association's new chair, replacing outgoing chair Cally Coleman Fromme of Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas.
10/25/2012    NLBMDA Honors Three Members with Chairman's Awards - 10/25/2012

The NLBMDA outgoing Chair Cally Coleman Fromme, EVP at Zarsky Lumber in Victoria, Texas, announced three Chairman Awards at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, Georgia. The honorees are 2008 NLBMDA Chairman Harold Baalmann of B&B Lumber Company in Wichita, KS; NLBMDA Manufacturers and Services Council Chair Carlos Guilherme of the Weyerhaeuser Corporation in Federal Way, WA; and the Oklahoma Lumbermen's Association.
10/26/2012    NLBMDA Webinar on The Lacey Act: Register Now!

Learn what Dealers need to know. The webinar will provide a short explanation of the Lacey Act, focusing on its application to imported wood and composite wood products; a review of enforcement mechanisms available to the government under the Lacey Act, including possible penalties and examples of enforcement actions to date; and guidance to dealers who purchase imported wood about how to exercise due care to avoid any potential Lacey Act violations.
11/7/2012    Free Post-Election NLBMDA Webinar

This free members-only webinar will connect you with our legislative and regulatory affairs staff as they break down the results of Election Day and what it all means for your business. This live webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Register now!
11/13/2012    View Inaugural Address of New NLBMDA Chairman Chuck Bankston

Video of new NLBMDA Chairman at the 2012 ProDealer Industry Summit in Savannah, GA, October 24, 2012
11/14/2012    New FTC "Green Guides" Webinar from NLBMDA

On Tuesday December 18 at 3 pm EST, this webinar will provide an explanation of the Green Guides and their potential impact on the marketing of "green," sustainable, and energy efficient products. There will be a review of the new sections of the Guides and what your company needs to know when reviewing marketing claims. The webinar will also discuss how the Green Guides can be used by the FTC and other parties to challenge marketing claims and provide guidance to companies in how to effectively use the Guides. Follow the hyperlink to register now!
11/15/2012    BlueTarp Financial Joins NLBMDA! - 11/15/2012

NLBMDA announced today that BlueTarp Financial 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.
1/24/2013    NLBMDA Releases 2013 National Policy Agenda - 1/17/2013

This document for Congress and the Administration in 2013 brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.
1/30/2013    NLBMDA Announces "Dealers Helping Heroes" Program - 1/31/2013

NLBMDA today made public its "Dealers Helping Heroes" program to help injured military veterans renovate their houses or to build new homes.
1/31/2013    ALSC Approves New Design Values for Southern Pine - 2/1/2013

The American Lumber Standard Committee's Board of Review has approved new design values for the remaining sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Yellow Pine dimension lumber. Following recommendations from the NLBMDA and other stakeholders, the Board has recommended a transition period for the changes with an effective date of June 1, 2013.
2/6/2013    Early-Bird & Hotel Deadline is February 18th for Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

Registration is still open for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from March 18-20, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. The early-brid registration discount expires on Monday, February 18, so make sure to register today before the price goes up. Also, in order to guarantee a hotel room at the special discounted rate you must make your hotel reservations by Monday, February 18, so make sure to book your room today.
2/12/2013    Keynote Speaker Announced! Senator Angus King (I-ME) to Address LegCon Attendees

NLBMDA is excited to announce that Senator Angus King (I-ME) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which runs from March 18-20.
2/19/2013    Early Bird Registration Extended & New Speaker Announced for LegCon

Early registration has been extended until Friday, February 22 for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from March 18-20, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. Space is now based on availability at the hotel so make sure to book your room today. We are also pleased to announce that Tim Costello, President & CEO of Builder Homesite, Inc. will be addressing the NLBMDA Board of Directors on Monday, March 18. All NLBMDA members are welcome to attend.
2/21/2013    Register Now for the Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference!

Join us in Washington March 18-20, 2013 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA. Refine how you effectively communicate your position on key issues to members of Congress, with offerings that include Lobbying 101 and the Washington Briefing Breakfast. Get the chance to directly interact with lawmakers during Capitol Hill and federal agency visits and during the Legislative Reception on Capitol Hill.
2/26/2013    Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) to Address NLBMDA Members

NLBMDA is excited to announce that Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference to be held from March 18-20 at the Crystal City Marriott in Alrington, Virginia.
2/28/2013    GAF Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council - 2/28/2013

The NLBMDA announced today that GAF 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.
3/7/2013    NLBMDA Applauds Bill Introduction in Senate to Reform EPA Lead Rule - 3/7/2013

NLBMDA applauded introduction of legislation last night in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. This bill would reduce the burden the rule has placed on lumber & building material dealers in the home retrofit market, and also protect pregnant women and small children from lead hazards.
3/28/2013    NLBMDA Alert: Contact Your Senators to Urge Support of EPA Lead Rule Reform Legislation

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has reintroduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act (S. 484), which would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. The legislation aims to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market.
4/11/2013    NLBMDA Webinar Series: Planning for Implementation of Obamacare - 4/11/2013

Free live webinar with special sessions on Monday April 29 for small, large, or potentially large employers! The presenter will be John Satagaj, the President and General Counsel of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) of which NLBMDA is a member association.
4/18/2013    NLBMDA Issue Briefing: New I-9 Form for Employment Verification Required - 4/18/2013

On March 8th, 2013, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service issued a new Form I-9, or Employment Eligibility Verification form. Due to the updates made, the new form renders all previous versions of the Form I-9 obsolete, and has required the new form to be filled out by all employees who begin work for pay after May 7th, 2013. NLBMDA has prepared an Issue Briefing to detail how employers can get the new I-9 Form and how to use it.
4/22/2013    NLBMDA Alert: Urge Your Senators to Vote for the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743)

This week the Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 743), which would empower states to enforce sales tax collection and remittance from out-of-state Internet retailers. The bill would level the playing field between local retailers like lumber yards and out-of-state Internet retailers.
5/1/2013    Last Chance to Register! OSHA Crane Rule Webinar for LBM Dealers - 5/1/2013

This is your last chance to register for NLBMDA's webinar on the OSHA Crane Rule to be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT. If your workers are on or near cranes while delivering building materials to construction sites, you MAY have to comply. Sign up for this final NLBMDA webinar on the OSHA Crane Rule today!
5/8/2013    NLBMDA Welcomes Court Decision Striking Down NLRB Poster Rule - 5/8/2013

NLBMDA welcomes the decision yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidating a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring nearly six million employers to post an 11-by-17 inch notice regarding employee rights to unionize.
5/22/2013    NLBMDA Commends Introduction of EPA Lead Rule Reform Legislation in House - 5/22/2013

NLBMDA today commended the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule to reduce the burden the regulation has placed on the remodeling, retrofit and installed sales markets while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards. The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2093) was introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and twenty-one cosponsors.
6/17/2013    NyloDeck® Manufacturer NyloBoard® Joins NLBMDA - 6/18/2013

NLBMDA announced today that NyloBoard, LLC is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council. The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.
7/12/2013    Greg Brooks to Speak at the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit!

Greg Brooks, Editor of LBM Executive for The Building Supply Channel, will discuss the challenges that the LBM industry faces when it comes to hiring talented workers.
7/17/2013    Last OSHA Hazard Comm Requirements Webinar is Thursday July 18!

Does global harmonization, pictograms, new MSDS requirements and new container labeling have you confused? If you are, you're not alone. The latest changes to the OSHA HazCom standard, which take effect later this year, can be baffling and overwhelming. If you are an owner, supervisor, or manager with safety responsibilities, you should attend this information-packed webinar.
7/19/2013    Registration Now Open! 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit

The ProDealer Industry Summit will be held October 23-25 in the historic city of Nashville, Tennessee with top LBM leaders, manufacturers, and industry experts from across the country who are ready to address the tough lumber and building material market.
10/2/2013    It’s Not Too Late to Register for the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit!

You can still join us for 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit October 23-25 in Nashville, Tennessee! To make your hotel reservation, call 888-627-8565 and identify yourself as a ProDealer Industry Summit participant. To learn more about the 2013 ProDealer Industry Summit and to register go to www.prodealer.com.

11/12/2013    Today Features Last Webinar on New OSHA HazCom Requirements before Dec. 1 Deadline!

If you are an owner, supervisor, or manager with safety responsibilities, you should attend this information-packed webinar. Learn straight from the experts the next set of information you need to comply with the regulation. By the end of this fast-paced 60 minutes you will be able to: (1) Compare and contrast the different compliance dates and requirements; (2) Identify the various labeling pictograms and what they mean; (3) List the components of the new "SDS" sheets; and (4) Discuss your responsibilities as a distributor.
1/29/2014    Tomorrow is the Dealer Breakfast at the Builders Show - 2/4/2014

Join fellow LBM dealers from across the country for this first ever networking event at the 2014 International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas! The Dealer Networking Breakfast will be a terrific way to kick off your activities at IBS and learn the latest on issues impacting the lumber and building material industry. Plus, attendees will get the latest housing forecast from NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.
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