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November 7, 2011

San Antonio — The layoffs, bankruptcies, pay cuts and long hours that have cast a pall over the industry for the last several years were pushed aside for three days last month as LBM executives gathered here to greet old friends, catch up on gossip, and maybe learn a thing or two about how to run a better business. The 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit, co-sponsored by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News, hosted 100-plus pro dealers and LBM distributors from more than 65 companies Oct. 26 to 28.

October 27, 2011

San Antonio -- The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has announced its new leadership team installed on Oct. 26 at the ProDealer Industry Summit. 

At the association's annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Cally Coleman Fromme, executive VP of Zarsky Lumber, as the association's new chair, replacing outgoing chair Joe Collings of Ferguson Lumber. Fromme is the first woman to lead the association in its 94-year history.

March 31, 2011

One of the lessons of legislative lobbying is this: If you’re not in front of lawmakers with your message, somebody else is. 


Operating under that theory, and armed with position papers and talking points, lumberyard executives and members of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) descended on the halls of power in Washington, D.C., last month for the group’s annual Legislative Conference, parts of which were co-hosted with the Windows and Doors Manufacturers Association (WDMA). 


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 14, 2011

Members of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) descended on Washington, D.C., this week to promote dealer interests.

The three-day event begins in earnest Tuesday, with "Lobbying 101" instruction for dealers followed by legislative briefings and visits with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Providing the direction for the event is the recently published NLBMDA 2011 Policy Agenda.

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.


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