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is one of the largest regional lumber and building materials associations in the country and is the foremost voice of the industry in the region. Government affairs, educational programs and seminars, business contacts, communications on important issues and networking events are all part of the association.

New WCLBMA Executive Director Announced

On April 1, 2021 John Ehrig was appointed as the executive director for the West Coast Lumber and Building Material Association (WCLBMA).  In his new position, John will work to achieve the key goals, priorities and deliverables of the association as set by, and under the direction of, the Board and Executive Committee.

Building on the solid foundation and success of the WCLBMA, John will be working to increase and improve the many benefits and value the association delivers to its members.  In addition, John and the board are very focused on ensuring that the association will continue to the have the resources, services and programs needed to serve all of its members and to make sustaining and lasting impacts that will serve the common good of the lumber and building materials industry across California, Nevada and Hawaii.

John works for Inventures, a professional association management company headquartered in San Ramon with a 25 year track record of successfully managing non-profit organizations.  John joins the WCLBMA with 15 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector as an executive director for several Inventures clients. He could not be more honored and delighted to have this opportunity to work with the WCLBMA.  John holds a business degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Treated Wood Waste

With the Governor’s veto of 2020’s Assembly Bill 68, Treated Wood Waste is no longer allowed to be disposed of at any place except a Class I Hazardous Waste Landfill.  This ban took place on January 1, 2021.  For current information go to the Department of Toxic Substances Control website as well as our Weekly Updates and notifications sent from the WCLBMA office emailed to all WCLBMA Members.

WCLBMA Member Testimonials

Many Benefits and Relationships of Great Value
“Mead Clark Lumber Company has a long association with the WCLBMA. I was encouraged to get involved over 35 years ago and have dozens of stories where I personally and my company benefited   There has been many opportunities to meet the other members, share ideas, and build lasting friendships. The personal relationships we have built over the years with other dealer members and associates are of great value. WCLBMA is a valuable voice of, and partner to, the retail & wholesale lumber industry in California and Nevada. An overlooked, added value is the accompanying membership with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. Renewing membership or starting a new membership in the WCLBMA is an easy decision and we plan to continue for years to come.”
Matt Petersen, Vice President – Mead Clark Lumber Company, Inc.

Valuable to Our Business
“Taiga has been an associate member of the WCLBMA since the beginning and we’ve found it very valuable to our business.  In addition to the excellent networking opportunities our membership has allowed us to source insurance products, given us referrals for safety training and advertise our new products.  We are kept up to date on relevant legislation which gives us a voice to help guide the changes in our industry.   The best association we belong to.”
Pat Zan, Senior Commodity Trader – Taiga Building Products

We Strongly Believe in the Mission and Goals of the WCLBMA
“Ashby Lumber strongly believes in the mission and goals of the WCLBMA. We have benefited greatly from many parts of our membership including the second growth trips, sharing ideas with other members, and networking opportunities. WCLBMA is an asset to our industry and a very important membership to our organization.”
Emily Brown, CEO – Ashby Lumber   

We Have Benefited Greatly from the Many Opportunities
“Central Valley has a long association with the WCLBMA.  We have benefited greatly from the many opportunities to meet the other members, share ideas, and build lasting friendships.  WCLBMA is an invaluable voice of, and partner to, the lumber industry in California and Nevada.”
Matt Endriss, General Manager – Central Valley

Gain Valuable Insight
“Reno Carson Lumber has been a long-standing member of the WCLBMA. As one of the few members from Nevada, it’s a great opportunity to meet fellow lumber yard operators in California to gain valuable insight on what’s going on in the industry. As well, this has given me the opportunity to build some really solid relationships, professionally and personally.”
Chris Fleiner, Vice President/General Manager – Reno Carson Lumber

Easy to Call a Fellow Member
“One thing I value about the WCLBMA is how easy it has become to call a fellow member to share or ask for guidance.  This can be related to credit ratings, theft control, equipment strategies or a safety procedure.  The cost of membership is nothing compared to paying an unnecessary negative consequence.”
Barrett Burt, General Manager – Ganahl Lumber


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