NLBMDA issues coronavirus statement

Association calls on officials to acknowledge building material dealers as “essential” businesses to the community.

BY HBSDealer Staff

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and Congress’s relief efforts:

“As the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, NLBMDA remains open and is dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of employers and employees in the lumber and building material industry,” said NLBMDA President and CEO Jonathan Paine.

“NLBMDA has been closely monitoring Congress and their response to the pandemic. NLBMDA has already taken steps on behalf of the LBM industry to ensure a proper balance between protecting workers and the viability of businesses. In addition, NLBMDA calls on public officials to acknowledge that building material dealers operate ‘essential’ businesses to the community and as such, should be protected against any mandatory closures.”

NLBMDA is continuing to engage with Congress and other industry stakeholders as the situation unfolds. NLBMDA will continue to update members on COVID-19 and the Congressional relief measures. Furthermore, NLBMDA will be issuing additional guidance to its members in the coming days.



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