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NRLA Update…

Our new NRLA Board Chairman Kevin Hancock is pleased to announce that a new President has been hired.  Jim Ayotte, currently Executive Vice-President of the Manufactured Housing Institute based in Arlington, VA will begin working with John Brill on January 8, 2001


Lumber Mutual Insurance Safety Group

NRLA announced that it has reached agreement with Allied American Insurance Agency and the American International Group (AIG) Insurance Co. to offer an insurance program to our members. Jan.1, 2001.  AIG will be offering coverage binders from Jan. 1, 2001 to renewal date. Call NRLA (800) 292-6752 for more information.

LDAC News…

  • The annual meeting was a great success with 130 people attending the afternoon program and the banquet honoring Jim Lyke as Lumber Person of the Year. Our speaker for the afternoon program, Ray Leone gave a dynamic and educational program. I hope next year will be a greater success.



  • The 2001 LDAC slate of officers was announced and Greg Branecky, The Hatch & Bailey Co., Norwalk was voted in as President while Lisa Nadeau, General Building; E. Hartford was voted in as Secretary. Also Charles Heyman, Washington Supply, Washington was voted in as Treasurer.


AmeriCares HomeFront


Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut Board are asking all members to support AmeriCares HomeFront. AmeriCares HomeFront is a private, nonprofit humanitarian organization, which helps people who are low income, elderly, ill, disabled, or single parents by repairing their home to keep it warm, safe, and dry. We need our members to help support this rewarding project. AmeriCares HomeFront has a list of supplies needed for this wonderful project. Please call Greg Branecky (203) 866-5515 or Kris deFriesse at AmeriCares HomeFront 1-800-887-HOPE if you would like more information. AmeriCares HomeFront will help to promote your company within your community with press releases in television, radio, and newspapers, and This Old House Magazine’s “Thank You” Section.

Mark Your Calendar!


Feb 1-3 The 107th NRLA Show

Let’s make Connecticut the biggest state represented.

Board Members

Mar 20 Board Meeting, LTBA