The New Hampshire Retail Lumber Association (NHRLA) recently announced its 2018 legislative priorities during an annual breakfast at the New Hampshire State House.
A record attendance of nearly 200 state legislators came to the event where NHRLA members discussed concerns regarding mandated scheduling requirements and compensation for earned, but unused work time. Additionally, NHRLA members advocated for the passage of asbestos trust transparency legislation that will help provide more disclosure between asbestos trusts claims and tort actions.
“For 90 years, the NHRLA has been advocating for independent lumber dealers, and associated businesses in New Hampshire,” said Dan Keith, general manager of Selectwood in Portsmouth, N.H. and NHRLA Legislative Committee Chair. “Today, we’re here advocating, not just for the lumber and building material industry but, for all small businesses which hope to be successful in N.H.”
NHRLA’s 68 member locations represent independent lumber and building material dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and other associated businesses in the state of New Hampshire. The lumber and building materials industry employs nearly 17,500 New Hampshire residents.
Founded in 1928, NHRLA is one of fourteen state and local associations across the Northeast associated with the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA).