Lumber Person of the Year 2017: Ray Bergeron

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LDAC Lumber Person of the Year: Ray Bergeron, Eastford Building Supply Though he’s Connecticut’s Lumber Person of the Year, Ray Bergeron is originally a Rhode Islander, and his career can be traced in fittingly Rhode Island terms: his long and winding path through the lumber industry began “where the Grossman’s used to be.” He started… Read more »

2017 Scholarship Winners:

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Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners: Ashley Baldino Sponsored by Boston Cedar Attending University of Tampa James O’Connor Sponsored by Andersen Windows & Doors Attending Georgia Institute of Technology Robin Rockwell Sponsored by Ring’s End Western Connecticut State University

Great News! Gov. Malloy Vetoes Product Warranty Bill

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Great news! On Friday, July 7, Governor Malloy vetoed S.B. 821, legislation affecting window, roofing, and siding warranties. This is a huge victory for the Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut and the entire lumber and building materials industry. LDAC strongly opposed S.B. 821 since its introduction. The legislation would have been overly burdensome for manufacturers… Read more »

June 2017 – Legislative Update

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The following report is from Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) lobbyist, Carrie Rand-Anastasiades of Nome Associates, and NRLA Manager of Government Affairs, Ashley Ranslow. The Conn. General Assembly finished their regular business June 7, but failed to find a way to close the $5-billion-dollar budget deficit the State will face for the next biennium…. Read more »

April 2017 – Legislative Update

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For the first time in over 100 years, the Connecticut State Senate is comprised of 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans. In the State House of Representatives, Democrats hold only a slim majority at 79-72. As a result of this rare tie and overall narrow margin, major budgetary issues continue to strain legislators on both sides… Read more »

March 2017 – Legislative Update

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As the CT legislature hits the midpoint of the session, many committees are finishing their work and have begun voting measures to the House and Senate floor for final action. The legislative budget is expected in a couple of weeks, and after the Easter holiday, the legislature will make its final sprint, with the session… Read more »

2017 LDAC Lobby Day May 10, Hartford, Conn.

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Don’t Just Sit on the Sidelines -Be an Advocate!   Join LDAC and your state legislators at our first legislative reception. This is your opportunity to support LDAC’s legislative efforts, including fighting against labor mandates, such as paid family leave and predictable scheduling, and advocating for a more business-friendly Connecticut. Your ability to help educate… Read more »

2016 Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners: Amanda Carofano Sponsored by Sanford & Hawley Attending Endicott College   Kevin Keiper Sponsored by Iffland Lumber Attending University of Connecticut   Shannon Lynch Sponsored by Ring’s End Attending Western Connecticut State University

Connecticut Passes State-Run Retirement Bill

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It’s no surprise that Connecticut’s budget crisis dominated the legislative session. With the Legislature focused on negotiating a plan to reduce the projected $933 million deficit for fiscal year 2017, most of the issues impacting businesses were ignored and died before the end of session. One of those issues was a bill establishing a state-run… Read more »