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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."

July 22, 2013

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February 1, 2013

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association helps match wounded veterans with charitable dealers.

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November 15, 2011

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich reached the podium to a standing ovation. He assessed his audience for a moment. “This is a very intense, serious looking group,” he said.

April 5, 2011

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) praised the actions of the United States Senate for passing the crucial 1099 Repeal Legislation. The Senate passed H.R.4, the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act without changing anything in the House-passed bill. 

The bill now goes to the desk of President Obama.

March 15, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- Indiana Congressman Mike Pence told lumberyard owners gathered here that it is time to "pick a fight" for fiscal responsibility in Washington.

Pence, from Indiana's 6th congressional district, received the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's (NLBMDA) Legislator of the Year award. The presentation was part of the 2011 NLBMDA Legislative Conference.

March 7, 2011

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda.


In it, NLBMDA calls on Congress to encourage financial institutions to renew lending activity that will spur new-home construction, while also encouraging the need to review federal rules and regulations that stifle job creation.


December 22, 2010

Outgoing NLBMDA Chairman Dan Fesler of St. Paul, Minn.-based Lamperts delivers the traditional State of the Industry address.

Outgoing NLBMDA Chairman Dan Fesler of St. Paul, Minn.-based Lamperts delivers the traditional State of the Industry address. 

November 30, 2010

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) expressed disappointment again today at the...

October 13, 2010

The ProDealer Industry Summit kicked off Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., with words of encouragement from...

November 13, 2008

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association is seeking a comprehensive plan to reduce...

October 19, 2008

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reached the podium to a standing ovation. He assessed his...

October 1, 2008

Incoming chairman Paul Hylbert serves as CEO of ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer. The...

October 2, 2007

The president of the LBM industry’s national trade association is leaving “to pursue other professional...