The Mississippi weather is blazing hot and the Association is working to provide even more sizzle for our members! We have a new partnership to announce this month. Also, we will be working our way across the state to make sure everyone understands all of the benefits and how to get the best bang for your buck. It really pays to be a member of the Home Builders Association.
We are pleased to announce the new Safe Builder program through Safety Plus. The program is going to provide a great benefit to our association members. As OSHA tightens the reign on regulations, and drastically increases their fines, we must be prepared.
Safety Plus helps train in areas such as OSHA, USDOT, MSHA, EPA, as well as insurance management and employee training to recover lost dollars. This service will now be offered to HBAM members. Stay tuned for more details on how the program will help you navigate safety.
In addition to the Safe Builder program, we are also focused on advocacy and the coming legislative session. This year, we will elect a new President of the United States and elect (or re-elect) Congressmen for Mississippi's federal delegation. On the state level, we will have important judicial races. As you may know, the courts play a pivotal role in decisions that directly affect the building industry. Build PAC is an important resource to make sure we contribute to those candidates who support home builders and our issues.
We will begin planning our conversations with legislators over the next few months. Advocacy is one of the hardest benefits to put a dollar figure on, but that is exactly the point. We do not have clout without grassroots and PAC support. We must stand united in order to defeat the hundreds of regulations that can affect our business. State and Federal government regulate so much of our industry that it is impossible for our members to work without a voice. Things don't happen without action and our association is the mechanism to make positive change happen.
As always, we value your continued membership in HBAM. We are all working together to build a better Mississippi and a strong foundation for the association.