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.
NLBMDA applauds the decision by the General Services Administration to formally recommend to the Department of Energy that federal buildings use the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes 2010 or U.S. Green Building Council's LEED 2009 as the certification systems for construction and renovation. Currently, LEED is the only green building standard used for federal buildings.
NLBMDA presented 2012 Chair Cally Coleman Fromme, President & CEO of Zarsky Lumber Company in Victoria, Texas, with the 2013 Grassroots Dealer of the Year award last week at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fromme earned the award for her efforts in helping to reintroduce the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 2746). The bill provides product liability protection to those businesses that sell products, but did not manufacture them.
NLBMDA today announced its new leadership team installed on October 23 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. At the association's annual meeting, the NLBMDA Board of Directors elected Chris Yenrick as the new chair of the association. Chris is president of Smith Phillips Building Supply in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is replacing outgoing chair Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber in Barnesville, Georgia.
The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act (H.R. 2746) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Blake Farenthold (R-TX) on July 19, 2013. The ISFA would correct the present law that imposes product liability on sellers without wrongdoing, thus subjecting retailers to unfair and predatory lawsuits.
NLBMDA commends Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) for his reintroduction of the NLBMDA-promoted "Innocent Sellers Fairness Act" (H.R. 2746) that would provide product liability protection to those businesses that only sell products and did not manufacture them.
NLBMDA announced today that Unified Purchasing Group 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.
The Obama Administration announced yesterday it is postponing for one year the requirement that businesses with over 50 employees cover their workers under Obamacare. As a result, there will be no penalties until 2015 for these businesses that do not provide coverage to their employees.
Home builders and lumber dealers are reporting significant shortages of key home building materials such as lumber and wall board, according to recent surveys by the National Association of Home Builders and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.
Ask your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the Lead Reduction Exposure Amendments Act (H.R. 2093, S. 484), which would reform the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule.