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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 Chair Celebrates Successful ProDealer Industry Summit

Earlier this month, NLBMDA Chair, Bob Sanford, shared with members a summary of the ProDealer Industry Summit held in Colorado Springs from October 7 – 10.  It was an exciting meeting filled with engaging discussion, networking opportunities, fundraising events and large decisions.

To read about the highlights of the conference, please click here.


Clarence Wilkerson & Scott Engquist Honored with NLBMDA Chairman's Award

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) was pleased to honor both Clarence Wilkerson and Scott Engquist with the 2019 NLBMDA Chairman’s Award earlier this month. NLBMDA Chair, Bob Sanford surprised Clarence and Scott with the award during the annual ProDealer Award Dinner event on October 8, during the ProDealer Industry Summit in Colorado Springs. Bob recognized Clarence and Scott for their years of dedicated service and outstanding contributions toward advancing the mission and goals of NLBMDA and for being a relentless advocate in Washington D.C. on behalf of the entire lumber and building material industry.

To read more about Clarence’s contributions to the LBM industry, please click here.

To read more about Scott's contributions to the LBM industry, please click here.


Celebrates Max Guetz with Distinguished Service Award

The National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is pleased to honor Max Guetz with the NLBMDA Distinguished Service Award. NLBMDA Chair, Bob Sanford surprised Max with the award during the annual ProDealer Award Dinner on October 8, during the ProDealer Industry Summit in Colorado Springs. Bob recognized Max for his years of service and contributions to NLBMDA, the Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (MSLBMDA), and to the entire lumber and building material industry. 

To read NLBMDA's complete press release on the award recipient, please click here.


DOL Addresses NLBMDA Priorities in New Overtime Rule

On Tuesday, September 24 NLBMDA released a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit for workers from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

“This is a victory for the LBM industry and we are pleased that DOL agreed with NLBMDA, by name, on key points in the rule,” said NLBMDA President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “The Agency’s approach to make the overtime threshold a reasonable level, along with engaging the regulated community for future threshold increases, reflects their diligence in crafting a feasible rule for workers and employers.”

To learn more about the new rule, please click here for a fact sheet provided by DOL.

To read NLBMDA's complete Press Release, click here.


NLBMDA Escalates OSHA Crane Rule to Congress

Last month NLBMDA met with members of Congress in the House Education and Labor Committee, to brief them on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) crane rule, the material delivery exemption, and the 2016 Letter of Interpretation (LOI). The committee was receptive to the concerns of the association and they made a commitment to work with the leadership at the agency towards a resolution.

OSHA is now revisiting the Letter of Interpretation per NLBMDA’s formal request to withdraw it. There is currently no specific date for withdrawal or clarification. NLBMDA is continuing to work with OSHA on addressing the issue and is confident that the agency will give a good-faith examination of the errors in the letter. The association will have more information in the coming months regarding a resolution.\

To read the complete update, please click here.

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