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NLBMDA Releases 2020 National Policy Agenda

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released its 2020 National Policy Agenda, a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2020, which outlines important policy priorities for the lumber and building material industry and support continued job creation across the U.S. economy.

To review NLBMDA's announcement, please click here. You can access the complete 2020 National Policy Agenda on our website here.


NLBMDA Applauds Congress for Ratifying the USMCA

On January 16, the U.S. Senate ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“NLBMDA is pleased that Congress has approved the USMCA and this is a great victory for the LBM industry,” said NLBMDA President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “Stability in North America is vital for a vibrant economy and this agreement will ensure trilateral relations in the region are strong and encourage success in residential and commercial housing and construction. We commend Congress for taking action on a new agreement that supports both the industry and the economy.”

To read the complete press release, click here.


NLBMDA Encouraged by U.S. - China Trade Deal

On December 13, the Trump Administration announced that a Phase One trade agreement had been reached between the United States and China. As a part of this deal, the U.S. will cancel a proposed 15 percent tariff on additional goods imported from China that were expected to go into effect on December 15th. 
“NLBMDA is pleased by news of a trade deal with China and are hopeful that this will bring much needed stability to U.S.-China relations”, said NLBMDA President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “However, this agreement does not include tariff relief for imports on Lists 1-3 which contain many products used in residential and commercial construction." 

To read the complete press release, click here.


MaterialsXchange Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers & Services Council

In December, NLBMDA announced MaterialsXchange (“MX”) as 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 Lumber and Building Material industry.
NLBMDA’s MSC members are established industry leaders who supply products and services to lumber and building material dealers across the nation. The dedicated members of the council share a commitment to promoting and enhancing the success of independent lumber dealers.

To learn more about MaterialsXchange, read the complete press release here.


NLBMDA's Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference Opens Registration

NLBMDA is happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from March 23 - 25 at our new venue, the Westin Washington City Center Hotel.

The early bird registration and hotel deadline is Friday, February, 14 2020. Make sure to register and make your hotel accommodations prior to this date.This is a critical election year and NLBMDA needs your support on Capitol Hill this March. To register please click here.

Visit our conference website here for more details.

NLBMDA Manufacturers & Services Council Members