NLBMDA pushes DOT for supply chain fixes

A coalition is urging DOT Secretary Buttigieg to confront the supply chain challenges.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) said it has joined a coalition of over 40 organizations urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize supply chain resiliency as the department implements the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law last November.

In its letter, NLBMDA and the coalition asked DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg to confront the supply chain challenges that are adversely impacting the U.S. economy and dedicate as much as allowable by law in discretionary grant funding to support infrastructure projects that will facilitate and ease the movement of goods. 

These investments will help alleviate economic burdens and strengthen the goods movement network to better withstand future disruptions, the NLBMDA said.

The NLBMDA also said that it continues to lobby both the Biden Administration and Congress on the need to address ongoing supply chain disruptions and bottlenecks, which are affecting the LBM industry and economy as a whole.