Posts Tagged ‘ National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) ’

NLBMDA Responds to Ambassador’s Senate Testimony on Softwood Lumber Negotiations

Jun 24th, 2022

Earlier this week, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding the Biden Administration’s trade priorities for fiscal year 2023. During the hearing, Ambassador Tai stated that the Biden Administration was “open and interested” in negotiating a new […]

NLBMDA Meets with Canadian Trade Delegation to Discuss Lumber Negotiations

Jun 16th, 2022

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently met with Ambassador Raymond Chrétien and a government delegation from Québec in Washington, D.C. to discuss softwood lumber negotiations. Ambassador Chrétien served as the Canadian ambassador to the United States from 1994 to 2000 during the Clinton Administration and is now Québec’s chief negotiator on […]

NLBMDA Applauds Decision Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the United Kingdom

Mar 25th, 2022

Earlier this week, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauded the government’s decision to ease tariffs in place on steel and aluminum imported from the United Kingdom (U.K.). NLBMDA released the following statement: “NLBMDA is pleased to see the Biden Administration taking steps to alleviate the current tariffs on British steel and […]

WDMA and NLBMDA Outline Policy Agendas with Energy Issues High on the List

Feb 28th, 2022

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) unveiled their national policy agendas for 2022 and the items of utmost importance to its members. Energy policies, workforce development, and “easing of supply chain challenges” sit at the top of the list. Energy The NLBMDA opposes a […]

Window and Door Companies Weigh in on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vaccine Mandate

Jan 14th, 2022

Some companies and organizations in the glass and fenestration industry may have breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule mandating businesses with at least 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear a mask. In Minnesota, […]

NLBMDA Meets with Biden Administration on Softwood Lumber Tariffs and Supply Chain Concerns

Dec 21st, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce last week to discuss the Biden administration’s recent decision to double countervailing and antidumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports from 9% to 18% as well as ongoing supply chain concerns in the lumber market. After […]

Groups Meet with Biden Administration on Vaccine Mandate Concerns

Oct 19th, 2021

As the Biden Administration rolls out its proposal to require all employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly, industry groups are meeting with the Administration, including the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NLBMDA staff met with officials from […]

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 […]

Associations Press for Interventions Over Lumber Prices at the Highest Levels

May 24th, 2021

The costs for building materials remains a red-hot issue for suppliers and construction firms, as representative associations plea with government officials to investigate and take action. In late March, a cohort of 36 construction-related organizations, including the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Associated […]