WCLBMA buckles up

California lumber dealer association offers its own brass belt buckle.

BY HBSDealer Staff

There’s nothing like a good belt buckle.

It’s an accessory that lets people know just a little more about yourself, your interests, and what you stand for.

For the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association, it’s the latest offering that allows its dealer and manufacturing members – along with aficionados of the organization – an opportunity to lend support.

“It was something that I had in the back of my mind forever,” says Ken Dunham, executive director of the WCLBMA based in Folsom, Calif.

Ken Dunham, executive director of the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association.

“I’ve seen corporate belt buckles over the years and thought we should make one,” Dunham told HBSDealer.

ImageGear, a Fullerton, Calif.-based company specializing in innovative corporate branding, helped the WCLBMA get the buckle put into play. The company is also a member of the association.

The result is a brass belt buckle, with an antique finish, measuring two inches by three inches that is “perfect for the office or casual wear,” according to the WCLBMA. The buckle is to the point and reads “West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association.”

“The buckle is something that is fun, different and it’s better than a t-shirt,” Dunham says.

The buckle can be ordered here through the WCLBMA.

Two years ago, Dunham authored “The Legacy of Lumber: A History of the Lumber Industry in California & the West.”

The book was published in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the WCLBMA and tells the story of the lumber industry in America, from colonial times to the present, with a sharp focus on the rich industry history in California.



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