The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey (ACA, NY and NJ) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing the quality of the summer camp experience. Because of camp, children and adults have an opportunity to be taught about community, character-building, skill development, and healthy life lessons in a unique, supportive, and comfortable environment.
The Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB) is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of Certi-label TM cedar roofing and sidewall products. Each year the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau’s staff answer thousands of technical questions and product selection queries. Offering informed Certi-Wood™ advice, the responsibility for educating the public and building code officials falls on the CSSB.
The Lehigh Valley Builders Association (LVBA) is a trade association that serves its membership through government advocacy, education, professional networking and community awareness. Membership in the association is a sign of professionalism.
One of their flagship programs is the Annual Awards for Professional Excellence that highlights the best of the best in professional residential building, remodeling, and associated products and services.
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck, dock, and railing industry. Their mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America, so members can exceed the expectations of their customers.
Since 1884, the New Jersey Building Materials Dealers Association (NJBMDA) has stood as a leading state trade association that proudly represents the retail building materials industry. Their purpose is to promote the industry, exchange information, monitor and interpret legislation, encourage high levels of professional standards, educate and cooperate with other groups, and broaden public understanding of the function of the building material distributor in the marketplace.
The members of the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA) are dedicated to growing and nurturing every aspect of the lumber industry, such as the careful stewardship of forest resources, the harvesting and distribution of lumber products, and the championing of wood’s role in a greener economy. From planting seedlings to selling wood in all of its many forms, the Association represents the best interests of wholesalers, manufacturers, and service provider companies.
The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA) writes the rules for Eastern White Pine lumber, and is the grading authority for Eastern Spruce, Balsam Fir, Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPFs) grouping, and other commercially important eastern softwood lumber species. In addition, NELMA is a leading agency for export wood packaging certification and the marketing voice for the wood products industry in the Northeast.
The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is comprised of Stair Industry professionals who specialize in residential and commercial construction. The SMA offers education, a robust knowledge base, publications, certification, and industry networking opportunities that benefit our members as well as the architect, builder, code official, interior designer, and homeowner alike.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers, and citizens that share the same vision of a sustainable environment for the next generation. They are NJ’s foremost leader in promoting and providing education for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of high-performance buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, cost effective, productive, and healthy places to live, learn, and work.
The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) is a non-profit association located in Vancouver, Canada. They represent 27 high-quality producers of Western Red Cedar lumber products in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Founded in 1954 and known as “the voice of the cedar industry”- the WRCLA operates customer service programs throughout Canada and the U.S. to support its members’ cedar products with information, education, and quality standards.
In 1894, a small group of lumbermen established the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA). Today, the company is a 1,150 member association representing independent lumber, building material suppliers, and associated businesses in New York, New Jersey, and New England. NRLA is an industry leader in education, legislative and regulatory reform, and member programs and services. They also produce the industry’s largest regional trade show, the LBM Expo.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the premier association of remodeling professionals and industry experts. They are dedicated to advancing the professionalism of their industry and educating the public on the benefits of using a qualified professional. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members and provides tips and tricks so that consumers have a positive remodeling experience with a professional, qualified remodeler.
The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 670 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair, and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions, or who supply products and services to the industry. Its mission is to provide an environment for members to succeed while promoting the wood pallet and wood packaging industry.
The Central New York Retail Lumber Dealers Association (CNYRLDA) is one of the 13 State and Local Associations that make up the NRLA, consisting of 29 retail main yard members, 16 branch yards, and 6 associate members. CNYRLDA offers educational opportunities, legislative assistance, networking, and promotional opportunities on a local level.
The Eastern New York Lumber Dealers Association (ENYLDA) is organized to represent, unite, train, and lead independent lumber and building material dealers in the Eastern New York geographic region. The Association provides a forum for the discussion of ideas pertaining to the goals and principles of the lumber and building materials industry, and to have an avenue for the presentation of such ideas.
For over 100 years, the Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) has been committed to the advocacy and protection of lumber dealers’ rights. As a non-profit organization, they establish educational programs for dealers and aid lobbyists at the state and federal levels. In an industry that is forever changing, the LDAC remains a constant.
The Mid-Hudson Lumber Dealers Association (MHLDA) is organized to represent, unite, train, and lead independent lumber and building material dealers in the Mid-Hudson New York geographic region. The Association provides a forum for the discussion of ideas pertaining to the goals and principles of the lumber and building materials industry, and to have an avenue for the presentation of such ideas.
The mission of the Massachusetts Retail Lumber Association (MRLDA) is to represent, unite, educate, and support Massachusetts retail lumber and building materials dealers. The Association pledges to help its members successfully progress toward the future while preserving and celebrating their industry’s rich history.
The New Hampshire Retail Lumber Association (NHRLA) was formed in 1928 to represent, unite, train, and lead independent lumber and building material dealers doing business in the Granite State. NHRLA is dedicated to providing value to all members’ businesses through education, legislative action, and the sharing of ideas through networking events.
Northeastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE) was founded in 1987 and is sponsored by the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA). It is comprised of enthusiastic and dedicated young professionals, committed to promoting the continued success of the industry and developing their own potential. Members of NYLE range from sales personnel to managers and owners who have or whom are seeking to make a career within the lumber and building material industry.
The New York and Long Island Lumber Association (NYLILA) was established to represent, unite, train, and lead independent lumber and building material dealers in the Metropolitan area of New York City and the Long Island geographic region. They educate, instruct, inform, and assist members in techniques, concepts, products, skills, and general philosophy of the lumber and building materials industry.
The Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (RILBMDA) is committed to its members. They have developed a much-respected government affairs program and became the first state in the Northeast to secure grant money for workplace training. The Association accomplishes these milestones with their staunch supporters, allowing them to offer social and educational programs to further benefit the industry.
The Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine (RLDAM) was established in 1933 with the following purposes: to foster the mutual interests of those engaged in the retail lumber business, lumber products, building materials, and building specialists in the State of Maine; to provide educational training and development for the owners, managers, and employees of its members; to provide a strong, unified voice for the lumber and building materials industry before the state government in Augusta; to promote networking opportunities among members of this corporation; and to advocate a high standard of business ethics and industry stewardship.
Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. Mid-State Lumber is an Affiliate Member of several local chapters in our service area.