What LACN Offers
For nearly 100 years, the Lumber Association of California & Nevada (LACN) and its predecessor organizations have been dedicated to representing the independent lumber and building materials dealers in a variety of ways.
Educational programs and training, representing the industry’s interests at the local, state and federal level and with a wide range of information that increases your operating effectiveness and efficiency are just part of what LACN offers. LACN will keep you informed and help you save money.
LACN has available a wide range of materials including safety and loss control materials, lumber mold and other legal issues, “green” building information, regulatory issues information and new laws, management reports, and industry promotional materials. LACN also provides you with new and critical information regularly.
Government Affairs is a high priority for LACN. LACN is the voice of the industry with expert lobbying services in both California and Nevada, and with staff professionals with more than 30 years of legislative experience. Additionally, LACN monitors state and federal regulatory agencies and strives to influence their actions to our benefit. We’re also represented in Washington DC by the governmental affairs program of the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association.
Our objective is to minimize government intrusion into your daily business, and to provide services and information to make your business more profitable.
LACN offers educational and training programs throughout the year on a variety of timely subjects. Additionally, the annual convention provides access to industry and professional leaders and speakers with programs that are vital to your business.
Strategic alliances with insurance companies and brokers, credit card processing services, office supplies and forms, as well as discounted pricing on equipment are available to LACN members.
Networking and interaction with others in the industry is invaluable. New ideas or just another way of looking at a challenge through member interaction can give you a competitive advantage. LACN can provide you with quality opportunities to network with peers, customers and suppliers. Stay up to date on a changing industry.
Golf events, receptions and programs, dinners, an annual government affairs day, an annual convention with industry leaders, and other special events add to LACN membership value.
LACN is governed by a Board of Directors from all facets of the industry and from across the region. A full time professional staff manages the organization from the Sacramento area office.
A weekly e-mail update keeps members aware of the latest in industry and association news, business trends and business practices, government actions, safety and economic information. A monthly newsletter covers even more of the industry and association activities.
Have a specific question or issue? LACN will help you find an answer confidentially and rapidly. Your investment as a member of LACN can save you thousands of dollars and help you avoid problems.