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June 27, 2014

Kelly Kolb, VP government affairs of the Arlington, Virginia-based Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), made a statement on behalf of the organization regarding union contract negotiations at West Coast ports.

With the deadline to resolve the negotiations drawing near, RILA said its priority was to avoid work stoppage and to keep supply chains functioning as usual.

April 1, 2014

Arlington, Va. -- In a hotel conference room here filled with pro dealers about to make their lobbying rounds on Capitol Hill, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's Jonathan Paine and Ben Gann rallied the troops.

March 31, 2014

Arlington, Va. -- Three operators of successful and growing lumberyards put their fingers on the pulse of the LBM industry and offered a prognosis for opportunities and challenges.

January 9, 2014

The 2014 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, will in include a presentation by Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). 

The conference takes place March 31-April 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Va. It will include education, networking and the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and lobby lawmakers. 

September 25, 2013

A coalition of 300 U.S. businesses and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health are hoping that employers will take a step in the right direction by striving to eliminate the workplace stigmas typically associated with depression.

April 22, 2013

The Decision Analyst U.S. Economic Index has been essentially flat during the past 10 months.

Arlington, Texas-based research firm Decision Analyst reported that its U.S. Economic Index moved from 99 in February 2013 to 100 in March 2013, an increase of one point.

The U.S. Economic Index has essentially been flat over the past 10 months, fluctuating in a narrow range just below 100. 

March 8, 2013

Arlington, Texas-based Decision Analyst, a market research firm, reported that its U.S. Economic Index fell from a reading of 101 in January 2013 to 99 in February 2013.

Arlington, Texas-based Decision Analyst, a market research firm, reported that its U.S. Economic Index fell from a reading of 101 in January 2013 to 99 in February 2013.

February 26, 2013

The NLBMDA announced that Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced that Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference. 

The event will be held March 18-20 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va.

February 12, 2013

Senator Angus King of Maine has been added to the NLBMDA's lineup for its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference.

Senator Angus King of Maine has been added to the NLBMDA's lineup for its Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced that Senator Angus King (I-Maine) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference.

The conference will take place March 18 to 20 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va.

January 9, 2013

William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and a regular commentator on Fox News, will address the members of the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) at its legislative conference on March 18-20, 2013. The annual spring conference will be held at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va. 

December 7, 2012

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance is difficult and annoying, said Mark Oberti, an attorney with Oberti Sullivan LLP in Houston, at the National Employment Law Institute’s Annual Employment Law Conference in Arlington, Va., Nov. 16, 2012.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s FMLA regulations often aren’t much help, as they rarely make it clear when an employer may fire someone, he added.

Oberti outlined 12 compliance strategies for employers:

April 27, 2012

Attendees of the 2012 Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Spring Conference in Arlington, Va., were promised insights and resources. And even before the last of seven speakers packed up his PowerPoint, the mission was accomplished.

For instance, Mike Fratantoni of the Mortgage Bankers Association shared that the U.S. economy seemed to be on the path to a self-sustaining recovery, an assessment he qualified with a “but” and an “and.”

April 24, 2012

During the Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference in Arlington, Va., a presentation from IHS Global Insight presented a relatively positive forecast for the home improvement products market. 

Both 2012 and 2013 should be better than 2011, according to the forecast.

The annual change of sales (in nominal dollars) for 2012 is forecast at 5.0% and 4.6% for 2013. In the Consumer market, the growth rates are 5.4% for 2012 and 4.6% for 2013.

April 18, 2012

Arlington, Va. -- During the Home Improvement Research Institute Spring Conference, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) forecast a 2.3% gain in 2012 existing home sales.

In a “Mortgage Market Outlook” presentation, Mike Fratantoni, VP of single-family research for the MBA pointed to the 2012 forecast of 4.391 million existing home sales, up 2.3% from 2010. The forecast for 2013 is for 4.646 million. 

April 9, 2012

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s Spring Conference next week will examine, among other things, the decision paths of consumers.

The group’s spring conference – “Insights and Resources for the Home Improvement Industry” – will include a session titled: “What paths do consumers take before coming to a decision?”

March 26, 2012

The 2012 Home Improvement Research Institute’s (HIRI’s) Spring Conference will include forecasts, resources and insights into home improvement spending.

The April 18 event will take place at the DoubleTree Hotle Crystal City by Hilton in Arlington, Va. The first of seven presenters speaks at 8:30 a.m. and the event runs until 4:30 p.m.

The lineup includes presentations on the following topics:

February 24, 2012

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) will return to Arlington, Va., for its annual Spring Conference geared toward professionals seeking home improvement data and ways to use it.

One of the new twists for the upcoming April 18 event at the DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City by Hilton is the inclusion of a presentation from the U.S. Census Bureau on The American FactFinder data tool.

February 24, 2012

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) will return to Arlington, Va., for its annual Spring Conference geared toward professionals seeking home improvement data and ways to use it.

One of the new twists for the upcoming April 18 event at the DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City by Hilton is the inclusion of a presentation from the U.S. Census Bureau on The American FactFinder data tool.

February 22, 2012

In a definitive answer to questions about 1099K reporting requirements, which relates to debit and credit card receipts, the IRS has said it will not require retailers and businesses to separately reconcile reimbursement information, such as cash back, sales taxes, state and local deposits, and other non-income related dollars from the gross receipts.

The IRS letter came in response to an inquiry from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), an Arlington, Va., trade group.

December 2, 2011

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is calling on the U.S. Congress to step in to avert a work stoppage that would disrupt retail supply chains during the holiday shopping season and well into 2012. A breakdown in negotiations between the National Railway Labor Conference and railroad negotiators could lead to a nationwide shutdown on Dec. 6, according to a press release issued by the Arlington, Va., trade group.

August 6, 2011

Construction employment rose by 8,000 jobs in July, hitting a 15-month high, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). But the Arlington, Va., trade group issued a “grim outlook” for public sector construction activity, which it said will “act as a drag on expanding private sector construction.” AGC officials want Congress to pass long-term funding for public projects.

May 2, 2011

Arlington, Va. — At last year’s Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Spring Conference, the assembled researchers, guests and partners — all thirsty for good news — were told by Morgan Stanley analyst Ian Sugarman that the modest, pre-bubble year of 1999 is the “new normal.”


Fast-forward to this year’s event, held here at the Doubletree Crystal City, and a very similar group of attendees were told to brace for even more simulated time travel — this time to 1996.


April 13, 2011

Arlington, Va. -- The data was flying fast and furious here at the Home Improvement Research Institute's (HIRI's) Spring Conference. 

The series of seminars carried the theme "Understanding Today's Home Improvement Industry" and kicked off Wednesday morning with a detailed examination of some unpleasant and lingering macroeconomic trends. Other charts presented by the day's seven presenters picked up where last year's conference left off by establishing a worst-is-behind-us view of the home improvement industry.

April 13, 2011

Arlington, Va. -- Key housing metrics are in for a slow ride in 2011, and a quick upturn in 2012, according to the forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Delivering the MBA's forecast here at the Home Improvement Research Institute's (HIRI's) Spring Conference, Michael Fratantoni, the MBA's VP single-family research and policy development, said that along with pent-up demand for housing, "there's a lot of pent-up supply out there."