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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 President Trump's Signing of Workforce Development Legislation

Posted By Administration, 20 hours ago

 

NLBMDA applauds the action taken yesterday by President Trump to sign the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Both the House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that provides federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs.The law provides $1.3 billion annually for CTE programs across the country.

 

To read our full press release, click here.

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Lawmakers Request Administration Officials Return to the Negotiating Table in Softwood Lumber Dispute

Posted By Administration, 20 hours ago

 

171 members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the United States (U.S.) Trade Representative, asking that the U.S. return to the negotiating table with Canada and redouble efforts to reach a new softwood lumber agreement. NLBMDA led the way in building support for the letter, and comes as lumber prices have reached record highs.

 

To read the entire press release, click here.

 

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NLBMDA Applauds Changes to Banking and Finance Laws

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 29, 2018

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds action taken by the White House and Congress to make needed changes to America‚Äôs banking and finance laws. The changes alleviate some of the regulatory constraints on community banks that have impeded a more robust housing and economic recovery. NLBMDA supports the changes and is a welcome development for the housing industry.

 

To read the full press releaseclick here.

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White House Extends Steel Tariff Exemptions for Canada, European Union, and Mexico

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 29, 2018

President Donald Trump has announced the United States (U.S.) is providing a 30-day extension exempting steel imports from Canada, European Union (EU) member countries, and Mexico from tariffs. The temporary exemption expires on June 1 and U.S. trade officials have said that there will not be any further short-term exemptions. The decision comes as the temporary exemptions were set to expire today.

 

To read the full advocacy alert, click here.

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NLBMDA Releases National Policy Agenda for 2018

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 29, 2018

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2018. The document brings focus to the common interests of the lumber and building industry and includes public policy goals for the continued success and growth of the nation's housing and building sector.

Click here to learn more and download the full 2018 agenda.

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Sales-i Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC)

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that sales-i is 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 LBM industry.

Founded in 2008, and with offices in both Chicago and the UK, sales-i provides award-winning sales intelligence and CRM software designed to help building material and lumber sales professionals improve sales performance, identify new sales opportunities, and strengthen their customer relationships.

Bruce Kopkin, General Manager at sales-i, comments, "Sales-i and NLBMDA share a common goal: to help secure the long-term profitability of the building material and lumber industries and of all the businesses operating within it, regardless of shape or size. We're absolutely delighted to join this hugely important association."

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NLBMDA Files Comments in Support of Short Term Rental Exemption to ELD Rule

Posted By Peter Coetzee, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Today, NLBMDA has submitted comments in support of a petition filed by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association for an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate for short-term truck rentals.

NLBMDA supports this petition because of the undue burden the ELD Mandate would impose on dealers and others who will occasionally need to use short-term rentals to meet higher than expected demand or replace vehicles temporarily out of service.

Please click here to review NLBMDA's full press release. 

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Expansion of OSHA Recordkeeping Violations is Repealed

Posted By Peter Coetzee, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds the repeal of OSHA's five-year look-back for recordkeeping violations. On April 3, President Donald Trump signed a congressional resolution repealing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that extended the statute of limitations from six months to five years regarding the length of time the agency could issue a citation for an employer's failure to record an injury or illness. NLBMDA worked with its industry partners, including the National Association of Manufacturers, to roll back the requirement.

Please click here to view NLBMDA's full press release. 

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NLBMDA Signs Onto Congressional Letters Supporting Small Business Regulatory Reform

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NLBMDA has signed onto a letter drafted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that expresses industry support for the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act. The legislation would reform the regulatory process to ensure that all federal agencies appropriately consider the impact of their rules on small businesses across America. As a result, federal agencies would issue smarter regulations that minimize inefficiencies and unnecessary burdens while still protecting public health, worker safety, and the environment. NLBMDA has signed onto both the version sent to House leaders as well as the version sent to Senate leaders. 

Please click here to view the House version of the letter.

Please click here to view the Senate version of the letter. 

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NLBMDA Signs Onto Congressional Letters Supporting Small Business Regulatory Reform

Posted By Peter Coetzee, Friday, July 14, 2017

NLBMDA has signed onto a letter drafted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that expresses industry support for the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act. The legislation would reform the regulatory process to ensure that all federal agencies appropriately consider the impact of their rules on small businesses across America. As a result, federal agencies would issue smarter regulations that minimize inefficiencies and unnecessary burdens while still protecting public health, worker safety, and the environment. NLBMDA has signed onto both the version sent to House leaders as well as the version sent to Senate leaders. 

Please click here to view the House version of the letter.

Please click here to view the Senate version of the letter. 

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