Engineered Wood Association – (formerly American Plywood Association, APA)
Manufacturers of plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), structural composite panels, glued laminated (glulam) timber and wood I-joists. Click on the link to access a wealth of useful information about engineered wood product manufacturers, product application, APA publications and other industry news and trends.
Independent Dealers Education Association Services (IDEAS)
IDEAS is a 501c(6) organization whose mission is to improve and advance professionalism within the construction industry, while promoting sustainable building practices. Keith Coleman has served as President of IDEAS since 2012.
Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation (LMC)
The Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation is a group association of independent lumberyards that have banded together to form a North American forest products and building materials purchasing organization. Member lumberyards benefit from the buying power of the group organization, enabling them to remain highly competitive.
New Jersey Building Materials Dealer Association (NJBMDA)
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.
Its purposes are to promote the industry, exchange information, monitor and interpret legislation, encourage high levels of professional standards, education and cooperation with other groups, and broaden public understanding of the function of the building materials distributor in the marketplace. Hamilton Building Supply’s owner and president, Keith Coleman, serves as the President of the NJBMDA. As of April 28, 2014, the NJBMDA became affiliated with the NRLA (Northeastern Retail Lumber Association).
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
The NKBA is a non-profit trade association that promotes the professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has grown into the premier association of distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals. The NKBA’s certification program emphasizes continuing education and career development and includes designers and professionals in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry. The NKBA has become a valuable resource for both professionals and consumers. The design staff at Hamilton Building Supply are proud members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA)
The NRLA is an 1,150 member association representing independent lumber and building material suppliers and associated businesses in New York, New Jersey, and the six New England states. Throughout its 121-year history, NRLA has provided leadership, support and community for lumber and building material dealers throughout the Northeastern United States.
Northeastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE)
The Northeastern Young Lumber Execs (NYLE) is sponsored by the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association. Its mission is to promote the continued success of the industry through the education and development of its young professionals. While the NYLE is open to everyone from yard employees to sales reps and managers, members are chosen by their individual employers based on each person’s potential for growth.
Western Wood Products Association (WWPA)
The WWPA is a trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in twelve Western states from the Canadian border south to Mexico and from the East Coast to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The association, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, provides services for Western lumber manufacturers, as well as those who use softwood lumber products throughout the world. Lumber carrying the WWPA stamp is backed by a host of quality standards services including Quality Assurance, Technical Services and Market Services.
Philadelphia Reserve Supply Company (PRSCO)
PRSCO is a purchasing cooperative owned by building material dealers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. PRSCO facilitates direct order shipments from various suppliers and operates a 72,000 square foot distribution warehouse. Their warehouse inventory includes drywall, insulation, treated lumber, plywood, and many other products used in new construction and remodeling. PRSCO was founded in 1930 by a group of Philadelphia Area building material dealers with the mission to pool their purchasing power so they could acquire products at a lower cost and distribute them in smaller quantities amongst its members. PRSCO still upholds this mission to this day.