The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced that Unified Purchasing Group (UPG) is the newest member of the NLBMDA’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC).
The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.
The members of the council share a commitment to promoting and enhancing the success of independent dealers and regional chains.
Unified Purchasing Group was established by bringing together independent suppliers in the construction industry and leveraging their collective purchasing power to negotiate volume discounts on commonly used products and services.
"Joining NLBMDA will allow us to build on our goal of supporting independent suppliers and dealers. We know from our business model that bringing together businesses with a common interest, far more can be accomplished together than alone," said Sean Overholt, VP partner development at UPG. "Our company looks forward to a valuable relationship with NLBMDA and the Manufacturers and Services Council."
Through UPG, members enjoy economies of scale that balance the leverage between purchasers and suppliers and help manage supply and operating costs. Members recognize the immediate cost-savings benefits and continue to spread the word. As a result, UPG and its membership continue to enjoy exponential growth, and with that growth, a continual increase in purchasing leverage and strength.
UPG consists of more than 20,000 member companies with a representation of more than 2 million employees nationwide and more than $400 billion in annual sales revenue.
UPG member companies exist across the entire spectrum of the supply chain for the construction industry -- from architects and engineers who first conceptualize and plan the projects through the manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of durable goods such as lumber, concrete, shingles and landscaping supplies who finish them.