Posts Tagged ‘ NLBMDA ’

NLBMDA Urges OSHA to Withdraw Proposed Injury/Illness Reporting Rule

Mar 13th, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently urged the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The rule would require employers to report injury and illness data more often, submit reports in new electronic formats and allow the agency to release the […]

NLBMDA Announces New Leadership Team

Oct 25th, 2013

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced its new leadership team installed on October 23 at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Nashville, Tenn. At the association’s annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Chris Yenrick as the new chair of the association. Yenrick is president of Smith Phillips Building Supply in […]

Innocent Sellers Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

Jul 23rd, 2013

A bill of interest to many dealers and distributors has been reintroduced in Congress: The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act. HR 2746 seeks “to prevent undue disruption of interstate commerce by limiting civil actions brought against persons whose only role with regard to a product in the stream of commerce is as a lawful seller of […]

Builders and Lumber Dealers See Shortages of Key Building Materials

Jun 25th, 2013

Homebuilders and lumber dealers are reporting significant shortages of key home building materials such as lumber and wall board, according to recent surveys by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). “Supply constraints are one of the barriers to a more robust recovery,” says NAHB […]

Webinar to Educate on OSHA Crane Rule

Apr 2nd, 2013

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation for crane usage is in effect with final crane operator requirements beginning in early 2014. The only thing dealers know for sure is they aren’t sure how and if they have to comply with OSHA’s requirements, says the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). […]

Does Congress Have a Softer Side?

Mar 22nd, 2013

“What?” may be your immediate reaction to the premise that Congress isn’t all bad. At a time when sequesters, fiscal cliffs and budgetary woes dominate the news, this is a pretty hard story to sell. Okay, I’m not really selling it, I am just presenting a different view—one relayed to me, and other attendees of […]

WDMA Preps for Congressional Discussions

Mar 19th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, held concurrently with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), which opened yesterday and runs through tomorrow in Crystal City, Va., included issues briefings for members of both associations preparing to take to the Hill to discuss legislative matters with House […]

Members of Congress Discuss Over Regulation and Escalating Health Care Costs at WDMA/NLBMDA Meeting

Mar 19th, 2013

Representative Bill Johnson

Members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and members of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) heard from those in the House and Senate today during the association’s annual legislative meetings held in Crystal City, Va. Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Senator Angus King, Jr. (I-ME) both agreed that Congress […]

NLBMDA Announces Dealers Helping Heroes Program

Feb 5th, 2013

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) launched its “Dealers Helping Heroes” program to help injured military veterans renovate their houses or to build new homes. Many of the most severely wounded veterans are treated at Walter Reed/Bethesda Naval Hospital and at Brook Army Medical Center (BAMC). As they transition to civilian life, […]

ALSC Approves New Design Values for Southern Pine

Feb 4th, 2013

The American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review has approved the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) design value changes for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber, and recommended an effective date of June 1, 2013. SPIB will publish the new design values in its Supplement 13 to the Standard […]