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2019 ProDealer Industry Summit Registration Goes Live

NLBMDA is excited to announce its return to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado this fall! Make sure to mark your calendars for October 8 - 10 to enjoy picturesque mountain views, luxurious accommodations and an engaging, innovative conference.

To register for the conference, please visit our website here

The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building products industry. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices from leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages networking and personal interaction.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact NLBMDA Registration at or (202) 367-1173.

You can find NLBMDA's complete announcement here.


Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference Hits the Hill

NLBMDA held its 2019 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. April 1–3. This annual event focuses on bringing lumberyard owners and industry service providers to Washington, D.C. to raise their collective voice on Capitol Hill. This year’s conference was full of conversation with industry experts, advocacy on behalf of the LBM industry legislative priorities, and visits with congressional offices on the Hill. 

NLBMDA thanks all attendees, leadership, staff and especially sponsors for making the conference a success. For the complete recap on this year’s conference,
click here.


NLBMDA Praises Introduction of Restoring Investments in Improvements Act

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) praises action taken yesterday by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to introduce the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act (H.R. 1869, S. 803), which would fix a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and make interior improvements to retail stores eligible for accelerated bonus depreciation.

“NLBMDA is pleased to see momentum building in Congress to address the unfair tax treatment of interior improvements that is discouraging business investment,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA President & CEO. “Congressional action is needed to unlock the full benefits of tax reform for lumber dealers.”
NLBMDA members plan to meet with lawmakers regarding this issue on April 2 as part of the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read the complete press release.


Take Action – Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor Relief from Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Compliance

NLBMDA urges its members to take action bcontacting their Representative and asking them to cosponsor the Small Carrier Electronic Device and Exemption Act (H.R. 1697), which would exempt businesses that operate 10 or fewer commercial trucks from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) requirement.

The legislation has been introduced by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT), who are concerned that the ELD requirement is overly burdensome to small businesses with fleet operations and that more regulatory flexibility is needed.

Please take action and ask your Representative to provide relief from ELD compliance by cosponsoring the Small Carrier Electronic Device and Exemption Act (H.R. 1697). To read the complete communication, click here.


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