News Release: December 13, 2018
Contact: Kiersten Kochanowski
True Value Joins NLBMDA’s
Manufacturers and Services Council
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that True Value is the newest member of the association’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.

NLBMDA’s MSC members are established industry leaders who supply products and services to lumber and building material dealers and regional chains across the nation. The dedicated members of the council share a commitment to promoting and enhancing the success of independent dealers and regional chains.

Serving over 4,400 stores worldwide, True Value celebrates independence and drives retail excellence. Headquartered in Chicago, True Value is one of the world’s leading hardlines wholesalers with a globally recognized brand and over 70 years of experience serving independent hardware retailers.

True Value provides its customers an expansive product set with market-customized assortments at highly competitive prices, superior product availability, innovative marketing programs and a la carte value-added services— all within a flexible model that requires no membership. True Value is focused on helping independent stores to grow, realize profitability, and remain relevant with their communities for many decades to come.

“True Value is honored to join the NLBMDA and are excited about the opportunity to expand and strengthen our partnership with the lumber and building materials industry,” said True Value President and CEO John Hartmann. “As a member of the Manufacturers and Services Council, we look forward to working with the association and its members to help advance the growth opportunities that lie ahead in the LBM market.”
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The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) represents its members in the national public policy arena, with emphasis on efforts to 1) promote the industry and educate legislators and public policy personnel; and 2) assist legislative, regulatory, standard-setting and other government or private bodies in the development of laws, regulations and policies affecting lumber and building material dealers, its customers, and suppliers. Founded in 1917, the association represents over 6,000 locations and has over 2,000 members operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers in the new construction, repair, and remodeling of residential and light commercial structures. To learn more, visit