Lumber Association of California and Nevada

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CA Governor Signs Lumber Tax Into Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday signed into law legislation that calls for a 1% tax on retail lumber products effective Jan. 1, 2013. Read more

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LACN Changes Name to West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association

The Lumber Association of California & Nevada announced it is now West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association after the renaming was approved by the California Secretary of State's Business Services Division. Read more

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Cal-Style Regs Could Be Heading Your Way Cal-Style Regs Could Be Heading Your Way

California is a trend-setter for the nation. So which trends in regulation of LBM dealers will the rest of the country see? Read more

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CA Groups Push Dealers To Avoid Lawsuits, Post Signs on Wood Dust

Seeking to help keep their members from becoming victims of the lumber equivalent of ambulance-chasing lawyers, the Lumber Association of California & Nevada and the Western Wood Products Association announced an initiative designed to help businesses avoid violating a new California law that lists "wood dust" as a cancer-causing substance. Read more

Laurie Vance
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Laurie Vance

Laurie Vance became president of the Lumber Association of California and Nevada (... Read more

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CA-NV Lumber Group Elects New Officers

The Lumber Association of California and Nevada selected Laurie Vance of The Mill Yard, Arcata, Calif., to serve as the group's president for 2010. 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

Next Generation
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Next Generation

Originally designed for those under 30, the Second Growth "maximum" age was... Read more

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Shifting Gears

In his Sept. 26 presentation in Chicago at the American Housing Conference, Eric Belsky could only say it's too early to tell whether the downturn in the housing market will be short and sharp or longer-lasting and ultimately more painful. What is clear, he said, is that builders are responding by slowing production at least 10% in previously overheated states like California, Arizona, and Florida in an attempt to cut the six-month backlog of unsold homes. Read more

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