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2018 Sporting Clay Shoot

We had a fantastic time at the First Annual MSLBMDA Sporting Clay Shoot! Thanks to all who joined us and be sure to register early next year for this fun team building event.

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Dena Special Guest on CareyBrosPros Podcast

Natural disasters, tariffs, and beetle infestation have all put a great demand on lumber. Among these challenges, how can you – the construction professional – keep your projects on budget and on time?

Click here to visit CareyBrosPros and listen to the podcast.

During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out:

  • Can builders overcome today’s challenges of availability and delays in delivery?
  • The supply chain of the lumber industry.
  • The future of the U.S. Lumber industry, and YOUR part in it!

3 Points for Success – from Dena Cordova Jack:

  • Efficiency in business operations is the key to long term success – build your foundation differently – invest in systems that allow you to be flexible.
  • Outsourcing – consider this for your administrative functions. You need to focus your energies on the growth opportunities for your business.
  • Join a professional trade organization. The way our industry does business is changing, and you need a resource for advocacy, support and education.

Economic Trends for 2019

Click on the link below to read an interesting article from Blue Tarp Financial that discusses expectations for the economy in 2019. There are changes ahead - and the economic forecast will be an important topic covered at the Fall Conference. Read on for some interesting perspective from the nation's leading credit management and analytics company.

Economic Perspective - 2019 - Blue Tarp Financial

Quarter 2 Building Supply Index is available! Click on the link below to see the latest trending statistics. There is a definite slowing in contractor payments - take a look at the macroeconomic factors that are affecting these trends nationwide.

Building Supply Index Quarter 2

National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association Update

Please see the information below on 4 important legislative topics that we are collectively working on. Although we are beginning to see some cracks in the historically high commodity lumber pricing models, the SLA remains a high priority for resolution. We will keep you posted on the legislative progress being made. If you have anyquestions/concerns, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your support!

1 – U.S. - Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute: The NAFTA agreement talks are now in in process. We are hoping for an expeditious resolution.

2 – Opposition to Additional Tariffs: This issue has emerged following the announcement by President Trump for a 3rd round of tariffs on Chinese goods, including some building materials, totaling $200 billion. Earlier this year, NLBMDA took a position opposing a 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum.

3 – Industry Priorities in the Farm Bill: The House and Senate are beginning the process of reconciling their differing version of the farm bill, which includes provisions from the Resilient Federal Forests Act and Timber Innovation Act. Specifically, NLBMDA supports provisions in the final bill that improve how federal forests are managed, as well as funding to advance the research of tall wood building construction.

4 – Immigration Reform: NLBMDA's position on immigration is limited to support for e-Verify and the need for a robust guest worker program to fill gaps in the workforce.

Industry Education & Training

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Check the Calendar Page often since we will be adding more classes continually! Give us a call if there is something specific we can help you with that you don't see scheduled.

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