Posts Tagged ‘ Jonathan Paine ’

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 […]

Double Duty: Canadian Softwood Lumber Tariffs Rise to 17.9%

Dec 2nd, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce has doubled countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports from 9% to 17.9%. The increase follows a decrease in December 2020 and is par for the decade’s fluctuating course. Where do The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the U.S. Lumber Coalition stand? “NLBMDA strongly […]

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 […]

NLBMDA Elects New Leadership Team

Apr 29th, 2021

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) elected its new leadership team during its NLBMDA Board of Directors meeting held on Friday, April 23. Jim Bishop, owner of Kansas-based Vesta Lee Lumber Company, was elected chair and is replacing outgoing chair Bob Sanford, president of Sandford & Hawley in Connecticut. “I am honored […]

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 […]

NLBMDA Sends Phase 4 Priorities to Congress and White House

May 14th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently sent a list of priorities important to the lumber and building material (LBM) industry to the White House and Congress as they continue to negotiate a “Phase 4” relief package. “As the Federal Government considers the next of phase of COVID-19 relief legislation, NLBMDA believes […]

NLBMDA Applauds the House for Passing Additional COVID-19 Business Relief

Apr 24th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) issued the following statement applauding the House of Representatives for passing NLBMDA-backed legislation to immediately replenish the small business loan programs including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL): “NLBMDA is pleased to see the House act swiftly to pass additional […]

NLBMDA Applauds Senate for COVID-19 Relief Bill

Mar 26th, 2020

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently issued a statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of a $2 trillion relief package, which contains several programs to assist businesses, including the NLBMDA-backed Qualified Improvement Act (QIP) fix. “NLBMDA applauds the Senate for taking this important step to stabilize the U.S. economy and provide […]

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