Traditionally, the association operated under a federated structure under which companies would have to join at the state level to be members of NLBMDA.
NLBMDA responded by creating a "National Advisory Council" membership that would allow these regional companies to join NLBMDA directly, giving them access to lobbyists and information on issues at the federal level.
NLBMDA also gains value beyond the increased revenue from the participation of the regional chains, a fact that has lessened the conflict between the big chain versus the little guy.
Currently in its bylaws, NLBMDA does not even allow for direct membership (i.
Along with this endorsement, the 10 NLBMDA Federates are helping to drive adoption of BuildNet's supply chain-wide information synchronization solutions and to provide public endorsements of its benefits to its membership.
So, we're pleased to see that these Federated Associations of NLBMDA are recognizing BuildNet's ability to automate data exchanges in the supply chain without disrupting the integrity of individual dealer-to-contractor relationships.
NLBMDA Gives BuildNet Unqualified Endorsement as Supply Chain Solution
Along with this endorsement, NLBMDA has agreed to help drive adoption of BuildNet and to provide public endorsements of its benefits to its members.
We believe BuildNet's vision of synchronizing the entire building materials supply chain is unique and will bring tremendous value to our members," said Gary Donnelly, NLBMDA President.