Carolina dealer recognized for grassroots leadership

Washington, D.C. -- Chris Yenrick of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Smith Phillips Building Supply was honored Tuesday as the "Grassroots Dealer of the Year."

The award from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recognized Yenrick for his participation in legislative matters. The presentation was made Tuesday morning here in Washington, D.C., during the NLBMDA Legislative Conference.

In addition to playing an instrumental role in the successful national effort to promote practical boom truck and crane regulations, Yenrick was active at the state level guiding legislation, said NLBMDA chairman Joe Collings.

The award reads: "In recognition and deep appreciation for advancing the legislative priorities of the lumber and building materials industry through leadership in grassroots political involvement."

Smith Phillips is a member of Lumbermens Merchandising Corp.