Posts Tagged ‘ Gina Raimondo ’

Senators Press Commerce Over Exclusion Rules for Tariffs

Jun 12th, 2023

Members of the U.S. Senate, led by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), appealed to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) last week, urging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to revise exclusion rules for tariffs on aluminum extrusion products. In a letter addressed to Raimondo, a bipartisan group of seven U.S. Senators suggested that General Approved Exclusion Rules […]

Grants Focus On Underrepresentation of Women in Construction and Manufacturing

Apr 24th, 2023

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3.9% of construction workers identify as women. Meanwhile, a separate study by Dodge Construction Network on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design and Construction” shows that, among smaller firms, only 2% report having clear standards for increasing diversity that are also used to improve advancement. Several […]

Number of Women in Construction Industry Increasing

Dec 9th, 2022

The number of women in construction has hit an all-time high, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the bureau’s data, the percentage of women in the industry has steadily risen since 2016, with 14% of all construction workers now women. Tara Novotny, vice president of Virginia-based Windows on Washington, says it should […]

NLBMDA Participates in White House Supply Chain Summit

Jul 20th, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) participated in a summit organized by the White House and Biden administration last Friday to discuss ongoing concerns regarding lumber price volatility and home building material supply chain issues. The White House invited NLBMDA to participate in the summit as the representative of the lumber and […]

NLBMDA Meets with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Office on Lumber Volatility

Jun 14th, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo’s senior staff and other high-ranking Commerce Department officials late last week to discuss the ongoing concerns regarding lumber price volatility and the lumber and building material (LBM) industry. Association leadership was feeling positive after the meeting, as indicated in […]

Cohort Takes Another Stab at Getting Washington to Take Action on Lumber

Mar 16th, 2021

A cohort of construction-related organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo last week, urging Commerce to examine the supply chain for lumber. With lumber prices increasing by more than 180% since last spring, and prices for oriented strand board (OSB) nearly tripling, “We respectfully request that your office examine the […]