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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.

 

ProDealder Industry Summit Fast Approaches

The ProDealer Industry Summit is a few short weeks away! NLBMDA is excited to return to The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, October 8 -10. Hotel rooms at the Broadmoor are almost completely sold out to attend the summit. Book your stay today and make your hotel accommodations here.

To register online for this premier national event, click here. The conference will host dynamic speakers like owner of the Colorado Rockies, Linda Alvarado; real estate expert, John Burns; LBM marketing executives at Wheelhouse 20/20 and more! Visit the ProDealer website for more information.

 

NLBMDA Applauds Federal Budget Agreement
 
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is applauding President Trump for signing the Bipartisan Budget Act which establishes a federal budget for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021 and also suspends the debt limit through July 31, 2021.

“NLBMDA is pleased that Congress and the President could come together and pass this budget agreement,” said President & CEO Jonathan Paine. “Establishing these spending levels and addressing sequestration will provide for a more robust and healthy appropriations process. We urge policymakers to work diligently on appropriations to avoid any threat of a government shutdown at the end of September.”

Click here to read the complete press release.

 
Russ Kathrein Talks Leadership, Travel and LBM on NLBMDA Podcast

This month, Lumber Talks sits down with Russ Kathrein, NLBMDA's Chair Elect, for a fun and inspiring conversation on leadership and professional development. You may recognize Russ from his popular column on leadership in LBM Journal. Listeners will get an inside look into how Russ has developed as a professional in the LBM industry and learn from the experience he's gained over the course of his career. You won't want to miss this dynamic conversation with the future leader of NLBMDA! 

To listen to July's episode, and more episodes like it, visit NLBMDA's Public Policy Podcast, Lumber Talks, online.



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