Posts Tagged ‘ National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association ’

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 […]

Associations Support Safe to Work Act

Aug 28th, 2020

Several industry associations have joined with a host of other groups across the country to support what is known as the Safe to Work Act. S. 4317, which was introduced on July 27 by Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, and was referred to the Judiciary Committee. The legislation (the full text of which can be found […]

NLBMDA Supports Paycheck Protection Program Extension

Jul 7th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) went on record supporting the President Trump’s signing of legislation on Saturday, extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020. After news of the extension dropped, the NLBDMA issued the following statement: “NLBMDA applauds Congress and President Trump for ensuring that small businesses will […]

Industry Call to Action

Apr 17th, 2020

Last week, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to quickly pass additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). NLBMDA created a grassroots campaign for members to contact their elected officials, echoing this message. “Funds for these loan programs […]

NLBMDA Voices Support for Affordable Housing Legislation

Jun 6th, 2019

Officials from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released a statement yesterday, applauding actions taken by a group of bipartisan legislators in both the House and Senate to reintroduce the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. NLBMDA staff said the legislation would address the nation’s shortage of affordable housing by protecting, expanding and […]

NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team

Oct 18th, 2018

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) elected the organizations new leadership team for 2018-2019 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Chicago. The NLBMDA board of directors elected Robert P. Sanford as the new Chair of the association. Sanford, president of Connecticut-based Sanford and Hawley, replaces Rick Lierz, president and CEO of Franklin […]

Senator Warren Introduces New Housing Proposal

Oct 4th, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren recently tabled a proposal aimed at addressing the issue of housing affordability. According to the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act provides $470 billion for affordable housing trust funds and expands the types of financial institutions subject to Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements. […]

NLBMDA: DOL’s Overtime Rule Proposal Must Be Fixed

Feb 11th, 2016

The National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is urging its members to take action on a recent federal proposal. The association opposes the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal that would “significantly alter existing overtime rules by raising the salary level under which employees qualify for overtime pay from $455 per week ($23,360 annually) […]

NLBMDA Releases its 2016 Policy Agenda

Feb 4th, 2016

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has put out its 2016 National Policy Agenda which gives “focus to the lumber and building material industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities.” “NLBMDA stands ready to work with policymakers on job creation and sound fiscal policies that support a healthy housing market,” says NLBMDA chair Scott […]

NLBMDA Launches New Online Forklift Safety Course

Sep 16th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) the launched a new online option of its “Forklift and You” training course. The program was developed to help those in the industry comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations governing powered industrial truck safety. Trainees will receive forklift training with the purchase of […]