NLBMDA Sends Letter to President Biden on Price Volatility and Supply Chain Disruptions
Today, NLBMDA sent a letter to President Biden expressing concerns with the continued volatility in lumber prices and disruptions to the building material supply chain. NLBMDA urged President Biden to prioritize this ongoing crisis and take meaningful actions to address price volatility, labor shortages and supply chain choke points. The letter also requests a meeting with Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to discuss the impact of lumber price volatility on LBM dealers and examine s...
A Message From Our Chairman
To All Members, The 100th Anniversary Convention was a huge success! I want to thank those members who sponsored events, participated in show functions and attended the convention. I also want to thank our exhibitors who participated in our trade show. Also, a huge thank you to Betty and Greg for their continued commitment to excellence. Last Friday was our first joint effort with the Greater Orlando Builder Association. The additional attendance and boots on the ground were a boost to our usual...
Doug Bross, 2021 Chairman
Florida-based Tibbetts Lumber Co. Acquiring Florida Forest Products
PRESS RELEASE Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC announced it is acquiring Largo, Florida-based Florida Forest Products LLC. The St. Petersburg, Florida-based multi-location building materials supplier will acquire all of the assets of the single-location, Largo, Florida-based roof and floor truss manufacturer. "Florida Forest Products' team and facility are highly complementary to our existing metro Tampa/St. Petersburg operations and we have many overlapping customers within various product segments. Flo...
Arlen Tillis, Tibbetts Lumber Company, to Receive the 2021 Hall of Fame Recognition Award!
Arlen Tillis, Senior Vice President/Director of Tibbetts Lumber Company will receive the 2021 Hall of Fame Recognition Award at the Hall of Fame Luncheon on Thursday, September 9 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Arlen has been employed with Tibbetts Lumber Company since January 2009. Prior to that, Arlen was employed with Cox Lumber Company from 1971 to May 2006. Join us for lunch as we honor Arlen and the previous recipients of this pres...
True Understanding of Bricks and Mortar
I’ve touched on Bricks and Mortar in the past, and I’d like to expand on that in more depth now. I’ve told you this story before...Going back twenty five or so years, I frequented the local Sears and Roebuck store...A lot! At the time I was buying quite a few Craftsman tools. Whenever I went there, I’d seek out this one young woman. She was not only passionate about the tools and the Craftsman line, she intimately knew all of them. I never left that Sears store disappoint...
Al E. Bavry, President Emeritus, Kimal Lumber