The lumber industry is dear to my heart as it has been my career for nearly 40 years. We have tremendous people in this industry. After experiencing the telecommunication industry, it became very clear that the lumber business is built with great people striving to help one another. Though we compete, we still get along and work together for the betterment of the industry.
As for my platform during my presidency, I believe this is an awesome industry with great people guiding it in a positive direction. As a member of this industry in a wholesale capacity, as I see it, it is imperative for all facets to do right for each other. From manufacturing to wholesale, to retail to contractor including the end user the homeowner, we must continue to keep all parties informed and manufacture and sell the proper product for the specified need.
MSLBMDA as an organization has come a long way in that we are recognized in Washington D.C. as an industry who cares! We are vigilant in doing things right in our industry, and we stand up and make our voices heard for what is not right. Thank you to people like Geri Adams, Scott Yates, Max Guetz, Walter Foxworth, and many others who have made MSLBMDA recognized at the national legislative level.
With strong people like Dena Cordova Jack and our board of directors now leading MSLBMDA, we are in good hands to continue our positive upward momentum.
The last and possibly most important piece of my platform is membership in Mountain States Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association. It is of the upmost importance not only to be a member of this important organization, but to be an ACTIVE member in all that we do and stand for. At times, as retail or wholesale lumber dealers, the intangible benefits may go unseen, but believe me without all the hard work over the years we wouldn't be where we are today. If you're not already, please consider becoming an active member, and join those working with our industry for our industry!