Inside the 2011 NLBMDA Legislative Conference

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NLBMDA 2011 Walking

Zarsky Lumber's Cally Fromme and Simpson Strong Tie's Roger Dankel make their rounds on Capitol Hill during the 2011 National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association's Legislative Conference.

NLBMDA 2011 Pence

Congressman Mike Pence provided a legislator's perspective during the event, which included the NLBMDA and the Windows and Doors Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The Indiana Republican was named 2010 NLBMDA Legislator of the Year. 

NLBMDA 2011 Grassroots

Chris Yenrick, right, of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Smith Phillips Building Supply was honored as the Grassroots Dealer of the Year. With him are his son Ashton and Joe Collings, NLBMDA chairman.

NLBMDA 2011 Hall

Inside the Rayburn Building, NLBMDA representatives discuss strategy. Members were armed with position statements on a variety of issues, and focused on the three main points of 1099 paperwork repeal, workable lead paint/remodeling laws and the Innocent Sellers Fairness Act.

NLBMDA 2011 Freshman

Cally Fromme of Victoria, Texas-based Zarsky Lumber meets with freshman congressman Blake Farenthold from Texas' 27th District in his Rayburn Building office.

NLBMDA 2011 Reception

Following a day of legislative updates and meetings on Capitol Hill, the NLBMDA and WDMA hosted a reception. The 2011 Legislative Conference ran March 14 to 16.