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The NLBMDA offers OSHA seminar

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association has a question for the LBM industry:

"Does global harmonization, pictograms, new MSDS requirements and new container labeling have you confused?"

The Washington, D.C.-based industry group believes the changes to the OSHA Hazard Communication tankard are indeed confusing, even overwhelming. 

"LBM dealers have even more responsibility since you they are both employers and resellers of covered materials," according to the NLBMDA.

For pro dealer owners, supervisors or managers with safety responsibilities, the NLBMDA has organized a webinar schedule designed to teach attendees what they need to know and how to comply to the new regulations.

The dates are June 18, 20, 25 and 27. Fees are $75 for NLBMDA members and $125 for non-members. Contact dealer.org.

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Home Channel Stocks see decreases

BY HBSDEALER Staff

All of the stocks on the HCN Stock Watch saw decreases, except for two companies, Scotts and Tractor Supply, which were up 0.13% and 0.53%, respectively.

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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Jim Heim

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Jim Heim, the president of business development for Central Garden & Pet, received the Pet Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. 

Heim, who served on the PIJAC board of directors for seven years, and as the chairman for the past four years, focused his tenure’s efforts on communicating to pet industry and political leaders the benefits of a healthy companion animal industry, educating others in support of animal welfare, and promoting the numerous benefits of the human-pet bond.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet CEO John Ranelli said, “Jim is a pillar and key leader in the pet industry. We are very proud to have him on the Central team." 

Jim also currently serves as the chairman of the American Pet Product Association (APPA) and is a director of the Pet Food Institute. 

PIJAC, a Washington,D.C.-based pet advocacy association, works to ensure that animals in the care of pet owners are treated with kindness and respect, and that pets do not cause environmental or human health problems.

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