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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena, with emphasis on efforts to 1) promote the industry and educate legislators and public policy personnel; and 2) assist legislative, regulatory, standard-setting and other government or private bodies in the development of laws, regulations and policies affecting lumber and building material dealers, its customers and suppliers. Founded in 1917, the association has over 6,000 members operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers in the new construction, repair and remodeling of residential and light commercial. www.dealer.org.

 

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NLBMDA Applauds Federal Budget Agreement ​

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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.

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Russ Kathrein Talks Leadership, Travel and LBM on NLBMDA Podcast

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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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Cadsoft Corporation Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced that Cadsoft Corporation is the newest member of the association’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). Cadsoft is an international developer of software tools for the homebuilding industry. Its flagship product, Envisioneer, offers an easy to use visual take off tool with a streamlined on-screen interface that makes producing material lists fast and easy. 

"We are proud to join the team of NLBMDA members and are excited to collaborate with the NLBMDA to help in their initiative to grow the home building industry and develop solutions for building material dealers" shares Chantale Pitts, Director, Cadsoft Corporation.

To read the complete press release, click here.

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NLBMDA Applauds House Reintroduction of Energy Code Legislation

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 2, 2019
 National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is applauding reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act (H.R. 3586), sponsored by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR). This important bill defines the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in new model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment. 
 
“This bill is an important step towards increasing transparency, ensuring product neutrality, and promoting cost-effectiveness in the energy code development process, which has the ability to affect the residential and commercial construction markets," shares NLBMDA President & CEO, Jonathan Paine. "We will continue to work with the Senate and other industry groups on a companion bill, along with ways to enact this legislation into law.”

To read the complete press release, click here.

 

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NLBMDA Supports Executive Order to Establish Council on Affordable Housing

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 29, 2019
National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Ordercreating the “White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.”
 
“NLBMDA is encouraged that the Trump Administration will be examining ways to make housing development more affordable,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA President & CEO. “Regulatory barriers at all levels of government, while well-intentioned in many cases, can impede the development of affordable housing. NLBMDA stands ready to work with the Administration to make housing more affordable for all Americans. Incentives such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit have been an effective means to expand the supply of affordable housing and we hope the Administration will complement these incentives with smart regulatory reforms.”

To read the complete press release, click here.

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NLBMDA Applauds Reintroduction of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 29, 2019

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds action taken on June 4 by a group of bipartisan legislators in both the House and Senate to reintroduce the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 1703 and H.R. 3077), which would address the nation’s shortage of affordable housing by protecting, expanding and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

“The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit plays a critical role in helping address our nation’s affordable housing crisis and NLBMDA is delighted to see the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act reintroduced in the 116thCongress,” said Jonathan Paine, President and CEO of NLBMDA. “This legislation will help spur affordable housing development, provide predictability for developers, and make more types of development financially feasible.” 

To read the complete press release, click here.

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WindsorONE Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 29, 2019

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that WindsorONE is the newest member of the association’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). Founded in 1972 and manufactured in the USA, WindsorONE’s main focus has always been on craftsmanship. This is why WindsorONE controls the entire manufacturing process from source to sale. This insures that your customers always receive a consistent quality product on the job site.

“WindsorONE is very excited to be joining the NLBMDA,” said Brian Bunt, Director of Marketing for WindsorONE. “We have been doing business with many of the existing members for years and look forward to getting more involved in the organization and supporting the national lumber and building material dealers industry.” 

To read the complete press release, click here.

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2019 ProDealer Industry Summit Registration Goes Live

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 29, 2019
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 registration@dealer.org or (202) 367-1173.

You can find NLBMDA's complete announcement here.

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NLBMDA Praises Introduction of Restoring Investments in Improvements Act

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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.

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

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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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