Save the Date!
October 16-19 - NLBMDA ProDealer Summit, Phoenix, Arizona
May 4-5 - MLA Swing-into-Spring - Lake of the Ozarks
All Season Bldg. Supply
Allied Building Stores, Inc.
American Wholesale Corp.
BlueTarp Financial Inc.
Boral Light Building Products
BPI - Lbr & Engineered Wood
Builders Material Company
CCM Countertop & Cabinet
Cedar Creek LLC - St. Louis
Continental Divide Fence
Dealers Choice Distribution
Delden Mfg. Co., Inc.
Do It Best Corp
ECI Spruce Computer Systems
Forest Products Supply Co.
Frontier Forest Products, Inc.
Great Southern Wood Pres.
Guardian Building Products
Hardman Wholesale Co.
Hiab USA, Inc.
Hixson Lumber Sales
Huttig Building Products
James Hardie Bldg Products
Klauer Manufacturing Co.
Lumber Merchandising Corp. (LMC)
MAX USA Corp.
Metal Sales Mfg. Corp.
Mid-Am Building Supply, Inc.
MiTek Builder Products
Modern Equip. Co., Inc. (MECO Omaha)
Monarch Cement Company
Pennsylvania & Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Ins. Co.
PrimeSource Bldg Products
Schutte Lumber Company
Simpson Strong-tie Co Inc
Tamko Building Products, Inc.
Tax Favored Benefits
Tennison Brothers, Inc.
The Empire Company LLC
Thomas Nielsen Wholesale
Timber Products, Inc.
Treeline Forest Products LLC
USP Structural Connectors
Warrior Building Products
Western Builders Supply, Inc.
Westfall GMC Truck Center
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Please patronize these companies that support your Association!
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
MLA Associate Members Rock!
MLA solicits sponsors at the first of every year, giving Associate members the chance to sign up to sponsor every event we offer and pay with one check. These outstanding members will sponsor every event and publication in 2017:
Great Southern Wood Preserving
Mid-Am Building Supply
These sponsors have also committed to sponsor programs and events in 2017:
CCM Countertop & Cabinet Mfg.
MiTek Builder Products - USP
PrimeSource Building Products
Tax Favored Benefits
Many others will sign up for events as they occur. Until then, be sure to thank all these special companies that support MLA and your industry events! Their support makes your participation more affordable.
Six Steps to Help You Bounce Back When You Lose a Client
When you lose a client, it can leave your business in a state of shock. But that upset can also help you improve your company and bring in new clients.
Source: American Express Open Forum, February 24, 2017
Time to Consider the MLA MEP
MLA has offered a "group" 401(k) plan for members for over a year. It is saving participating dealers on their fees and offering a great benefit to reward their loyal employees.
If you haven't taken a serious look at this program, now would be a good time. Find out why smart dealers are making the move to the MLA program. Call the MLA Hotline at 800-747-6529, or click here to learn more.
Have You Checked Out the MLA Online Campus?
The MLA Online Campus provides you and your employees with high-impact, "real-world" training that develops your leaders, retains your best people and increases your customer loyalty. Each employee has a unique username to access the campus, which houses more than 700 courses on customer service, sales, leadership and more. Want to try a program for yourself?
to view an example. If you like what you see, contact us for a one-week trial subscription to see the hundreds of available courses.
Lumber News - (Very) Quick Glimpses
Thea's Mailbag: How to Handle the "You'll Get Paid When We Do" Line...
We've all heard it. Now, here's some good advice.
Source: ProSales Magazine, February 16, 2017
For Innocent Sellers, a New Hope...
Source: HBS Dealer, February 21, 2017
Trudeau, Trump Talk Lumber...
Border co-operation and softwood lumber were discussed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump during a phone call between the two leaders.
Source: Random Lengths, February 24, 2017
BlueTarp Q4 Building Supply Index...
BlueTarp's Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry.
See it here
Source: BlueTarp, February 20, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. ET
60 min. - Registration Required
Title III of the The Americans with Disabilities Act has become a vehicle for litigation alleging that commercial websites are not sufficiently accessible for persons with disabilities such as impaired vision or hearing. This update will explain the mechanics of such claims, and offer tips on how your company can reduce the risk of these claims.
In addition, this webinar will include a special "countercurrents" section highlighting recent presidential executive orders impacting federal agency regulatory reform, wage and hour, and immigration, as well as local and state initiatives impacting employers today.
This article provided courtesy of Federated Mutual Insurance Company, your association's recommended insurer.