NLBMDA Membership Options

NLBMDA is the recognized voice and resource of the lumber and building material industry to federal legislators and regulatory agencies in Washington DC. NLBMDA provides its members with information and education to comply with federal laws, codes and regulations; identifies industry challenges and growth opportunities as they arise; and provides national leadership that strengthens our industry. Be a part of a century-long tradition and become a member of NLBMDA today.

Our association offers a variety of membership types to best suit your business needs. The membership options listed below give you access to exclusive networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, industry-specific safety and educational programs, and member-only news containing valuable information to help protect and build your business.

At-Large Dealer Membership

Dealers are eligible for At-Large membership if the entirety of the business operations take place within a state not represented by a Federated Association Partner of NLBMDA. Annual membership dues vary on the dealers annual sales.


Lumber & Building Material Dealer Membership

Lumber and Building Material dealers automatically become members of NLBMDA when they join one of our Federated Association Partners.


Manufacturers & Suppliers Membership

NLBMDA's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC) was created exclusively for companies that provide products and services to the building material industry. The primary goal of the MSC is to showcase our members' support for the pro dealers in our industry and provide them with the chance to connect with their prospective customers and other industry executives. Joining the NLBMDA MSC provides you with an opportunity to influence the growth of your business and support the industry that supports your company.


Member Benefits

Whatever membership options fits your business, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Your Voice in Washington

NLBMDA is the only organization representing the building material industry in Washington D.C. with a full team of government relations professionals representing the interests of the industry before legislators, regulators and code officials. In this challenging regulatory environment, effective representation is key to promoting, protecting and advancing the industry's priorities. NLBMDA will ensure your company's voice is heard and that you stay abreast of the ever-changing legislative and regulatory landscape. We will also provide you with assistance to remain in full compliance with current government regulations.

Political Engagement

The mission of the Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC) is to engage lumber and building material dealers in the political process and promote the building material industry's legislative agenda by electing industry-friendly, pro-business candidates to federal office. LuDPAC allows like-minded members to come together to elect candidates who will be their voice on Capitol Hill.

Up-to-Date News and Information

With multiple communications, including newsletters, our Lumber Talks podcast, an active press room and social media, NLBMDA is keeping you informed about everything happening in the LBM industry 24/7/365.

Engagement Opportunities

NLBMDA members enjoy exclusive networking opportunities at NLBMDA business meetings and conferences including our annual Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference and the ProDealer Industry Summit. In addition to the ProDealer Summit, NLBMDA offers a series of webinars each year dedicated to education on various OSHA regulations, training requirements, and other federal regulations.

Industry-Specific Safety Resources

NLBMDA provides you with the resources and education to comply with federal laws, codes and regulations. NLBMDA offers resource tools and educational products to help your business today. NLBMDA provides programs such as Forklift and You, Delivery & Fleet Safety, and OSHA Compliance Materials to protect you and your employees.


Available online, the Membership Directory promotes all MSC members as preferred vendors to the LBM Industry and lists them on the NLBMDA website.

For further information, contact [email protected].