April 3, 2017
Sign up Now for Swing-into-Spring Event!

Complete information is available for the popular Missouri Swing-into-Spring event, jointly produced by MLA and the Missouri Lumber Dealers Activity Committee (MLDAC). The event is presented by Federated Insurance, MLA's endorsed partner for complete member insurance services.
The event is scheduled for May 4-5 at the Lake of the Ozarks, and includes a bass-fishing tournament, bowling event, the Missouri Show-Me Scramble golf tournament, and more. Find complete information on our website, along with dealer registration form and sponsorship information . Contact your MLA at 800-747-6529 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
In This Issue
Sunflower Shootout - June 9th 
Plan to attend the 29 th annual Sunflower Shootout to benefit the Kansas Lumbermens scholarship program. We'll play at the Hesston Golf Course, in Hesston, Kansas. Sponsorships are available and registration is open to all. Save the date and plan to attend!
Learn more .
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What Contractors Say About BlueTarp
You already know how BlueTarp can help grow and protect your business. But do you wonder how your customers would feel about BlueTarp? Read more .
Source: BlueTarp, March 24, 2017
Lumber News - Quick Glimpses
Kansas University Students Build Net-Zero Home... Graduate-level architecture students at Kansas University's Studio 80 have an annual challenge to build sustainable structures . Read more .   Source: Inhabitat/NLBMDA Green Update, March 27, 2017
Life in a Male-Dominated Industry... Thea Dudley discusses her experience making a career in the traditionally male-dominated LBM in the following essay. Read more .
Source: ProSales magazine, March 29, 2017
Readers Respond: Taxes and regulations loom large... As the NLBMDA gathered for its Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in D.C., we thought we'd turn to our readers nationwide to see which priorities loomed large in their minds. There's still time to take the poll. Read more .
Source: HBS Dealer, March 30, 2017
What Can a Risk Management Culture Save You?

Have you ever met a business owner who didn't want to save money? Yet, the way some companies try to cut costs can have the opposite effect. With the economy leaving little room for error, trimming unnecessary expenses is the logical first step toward keeping more profit. Unfortunately, risk management is sometimes looked upon as one of those unnecessary expenses. Read more.
This article provided courtesy of Federated Mutual Insurance Company, your association's recommended insurer.
The Last Word
" You sometimes have to say no to things of lesser importance so you can say yes to things of greater importance."
Jones Loflin