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Registration Now Open for NLBMDA’S Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference 

NLBMDA’S Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference is taking place from March 19 - 21, 2018 at The Wink Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This event is the only one of its kind in the industry that brings you directly to your elected officials in Washington. The agenda includes several opportunities to learn about key issues affecting the lumber and building material industry from Washington policy experts and political commentators. The event will culminate with a day for you to conduct in person meetings with your elected officials in Congress, making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. 

Keynote speakers you don't want to miss include Chris Stirewalt, Political Editor - Fox News Channel; Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA); and Congressman David Young (R-IA).

Guest rooms at The Wink Hotel are available at the special Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference rate until Monday, March 5, 2018. Don't delay—make your reservation today by clicking here.

To learn more and register for the conference, click here.

NLBMDA Releases National Policy Agenda for 2018

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2018. The document brings focus to the common interests of the lumber and building industry and includes public policy goals for the continued success and growth of the nation's housing and building sector.

Click here to learn more and download the full 2018 agenda.

Congress Enacts Historic Tax Reform

Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) on December 20, which makes major changes to the federal tax code. It marks the first time in 31 years that Congress has passed an overhaul of the federal tax code.

Given the budget constraints that lawmakers had in enacting tax reform, most of the tax changes for corporations are permanent and most of the tax changes for individuals expire at the end of 2025 and return to current law. NLBMDA members should start preparing now to determine what effects the changes will have on their business operations. 

Click here to read a full summary of the legislation and how the new law differs from the old law.

Misura Group Joins NLBMDA's Manufacturers & Services Council 

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today (Jan.4) that Misura Group is the newest member of the association's Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.

To learn more about Misura Group, click here or visit their website at

NLBMDA Releases 2017 Year in Review

NLBMDA has had a long and successful history of representing the interests of independent dealers from across the nation on federal regulatory and legislative issues that significantly impact the Lumber and Building Material industry. This year, NLBMDA celebrated its 100th anniversary, which is a huge milestone for our association. We appreciate everyone who has supported us throughout the years! We certainly would not be able to reach this point without you.

NLBMDA had many successes in 2017, which we are extremely proud of. To learn about this years accomplishments and how we continue to be the voice on Capitol Hill for the LBM industry, click here.

Commerce Department Makes Final Determination Upholding Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it is finalizing antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on softwood lumber imports from Canada to the U.S. The Commerce Department's decision must still be approved by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which is scheduled to make its final determinations by December 18.

Click here to read the full press release.

Electronic Logging Device Phase-In Requirements and Exemptions

The ELD Rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). Phase 2 began December 18, 2017, requiring covered entities to have ELDs or Automatic On Board Recording Devices installed. There are several exemptions to the rule that may apply to LBM dealers.

Click here to read the full update.


NLBMDA Manufacturers & Services Council Members