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March 11, 2014

Citing legal concerns, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is urging the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to withdraw "Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses," its proposed injury and illness reporting rule.

The rule would increase the frequency with which employers had to report injury and illness data (in new electronic formats), as well as treat the data as public information.

January 6, 2014

The National Lumber and Buiding Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released a statement this morning welcoming the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) decision to abandon the Poster Rule.

"The NLRB clearly overstepped its authority with the Poster Rule," said Michael O'Brien, president & CEO of NLBMDA. "NLBMDA is pleased that the NLRB will not continue its misguided pursuit of the rule and this is good news for lumber and building material dealers."

October 24, 2013

Outgoing NLBMDA chairman Chuck Bankston took some time at the open of the ProDealer Industry Summit to formally pass the gavel to Chris Yenrick, who will replace him as chair in 2014.

"I hope I won't have to use this too much," quipped Yenrick as he accepted the gavel from Bankston.

Yenrick, who is president of Smith Phillips Building Supply in Winston-Salem, N.C., stressed the importance of succession planning, grassroots activism and pulling younger generations into the aging industry.

July 30, 2013

Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) earned the praise of lumber dealers by reintroducing the "Innocent Sellers Fairness Act."

Here's how National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) officials called it:

"NLBMDA applauds Representative Farenthold for his effort to bring balance to our legal system by recognizing that business owners that only sell products, and are not involved in the manufacturing process, should not be held liable for defects that they did not create."