July 16, 2015

Advice from the NLBMDA on how to host a yard tour.

February 11, 2015

About 200 organizations representing small businesses siigned a multi-industry letter supporting the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (H.R. 527).

November 5, 2014

On a night when the Republican Party earned a majority in the Senate, and expanded their majority in the House of Representatives, candidates with deep ties to the home improvement and building material industry had mixed results.

July 10, 2014

Ace Hardware affiliate Klinker's Lumber & Building Supply of Waverly City, Ohio, was recognized by the state's House of Representatives for opening a new paint studio in May.

The store's paint studio — essentially a remodeled and rethought version of its paint section — now sells Valspar paints, including their Aspire and Professional line of paints, in addition to the Ace line of paint. The paint studio will also allow employees to mix custom paint colors to match customers' color palettes.

May 1, 2014

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association is calling on pro dealers to tell Congress that the industry needs "E-fairness."

In an NLBMDA alert, the association raised the volume on its call for the approval of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which is making the rounds in the House of Representatives. The legislation would level the playing field between local retailers like lumberyards and out-of-state Internet retailers. 

December 9, 2013

The National Retail Federation's SVP, David French, has released a statement welcoming the House's passage of H.R. 3309, also known as the Innovation Act, which seeks to protect retailers against patent trolls.

“The National Retail Federation is pleased that the House has strongly supported the enactment of the patent litigation reform," said French. "This has been and continues to be a top priority for the retail industry and our diverse membership."

May 22, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule is the subject of a bill in the House.

Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and 21 co-sponsors introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that was crafted to reduce the burden of the regulation. 

August 2, 2011

EPA lead rule suffers setback
 “There is no need for a better ‘test kit,’ as highly reliable and affordable X-Ray Fluorescence technology has been in use for decades. There are many consultants who have XRF machines, and lead inspections are inexpensive. XRF testing produces no damage, while ‘test kits’ and chip sampling involves producing widely scattered damage (12 to 15 sample locations for a typical room in a house).

July 13, 2011

An attempt to repeal the phaseout of standard incandescent light bulbs failed to muster enough votes to win approval in the House of Representatives, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.

January 5, 2011

Members of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) anticipate a more business friendly atmosphere in Washington.

That's one of the findings of the association's monthly hot topic survey, which is administered along with its Industry Confidence Index.

October 3, 2010

“As our founding fathers intended, the Senate will perform its role as the ‘cooling saucer,’...

November 10, 2008

Denver -- STAFDA president Rick Peterson hammered away at the “Employee Free Choice Act” and...

February 4, 2008

Lumberyard owners from around the country will make the pilgrimage to Capitol Hill to meet...