It’s official. The Lumber Association of California and Nevada is now the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA).
In an announcement letter, the association’s Executive Director Ken Dunham explained the motive for the name change:
“In making the decision for the name change, the board noted that LACN was geographically limiting with the association currently having members in 19 states and several Canadian provinces. It was also noted that economic and political actions throughout the West Coast region have implications for the entire region and will be monitored more extensively.”
The organization also considered it important to include in its name building materials beyond lumber, while maintaining lumber as a central part of the name and emphasis of the group.
The change was approved by the California Secretary of State’s Business Services Division last week. The change was authorized in April by the LACN board after “extensive member input and discussion,” according to Dunham.
Telephone numbers, e-mails, the association’s web site address and physical address remain unchanged.