Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association

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ILMDA Names Martin as its Lumberman of the Year

The Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association named Dan Martin of Peoples Complete Building Center in Watseka, Ill., as its 2010 Lumberman of the Year. Read more

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Seven Lumber and Building Material Associations Form New Alliance

Seven regional building material trade associations have formed the Building Products Retailers Alliance. Read more

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Yard Notables: NLBMDA to USGBC: Add Eco-Label To Certified Wood Plans

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) should go beyond expanding recognition of certified wood programs by adopting a new way to brand lumber that frees dealers of the constraints of chain-of-custody certification, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) urges. Read more

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Bad Numbers, Good Advice from a Cost of Doing Business Report

Columnist Chris Rader says he wasn't overly surprised to learn that results from the cost of doing business report that he did for seven regional LBM associations found business was down in 2007 from 2006. "But while the housing market's slump certainly gets the lion's share of blame for the weak figures, I believe subpar business management practices also are contributing to the problem. While you personally can't control the housing slump, you can surely control your margins and your expenses." Rader shows how. Read more

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Two Regional LBM Groups Quit NLBMDA

The regional lumber association representing Illinois as well as the group for California and Nevada LBM operations have terminated their memberships in the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. Read more

2007 Cost of Doing Business Report
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2007 Cost of Doing Business Report

For more than a decade, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers... Read more

The Power of One
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The Power of One

The Innocent Sellers Fairness Act, which aims to stop frivolous lawsuits that... Read more

NLBMDA Grassroots Dealer of the Year Touts Importance of Local Involvement
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