From time to time, the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association endorses a particular company offering a particular service or products to our members and the industry. It is a process not done lightly and one done in consultation with those who use the products or services and with the association board of directors. We’re pleased with the long standing endorsement agreements we have with several of our endorsed services and welcome other newer ones.
Here’s who we currently endorse:
Federated Insurance: WCLBMA endorses Federated Insurance for property and casualty insurance needs, and financial protection services. Our relationship with Federated Insurances goes back to 2000 with the formal endorsement. The company was doing business with lumber & building materials businesses here long before that. The company started in 1904 with its main offices in Owatonna, Minnesota, with regional and services centers in several other states including here in California. It is rated A+ (Superior) by the A.M. Best insurance rating services. One of Federated’s business plans is an emphasis on key industries across the country, with lumber and building materials being one of those they want to insure.
Royal Business Forms: Royal is a national supplier of custom forms and business supplies with distribution to all 50 states. Formed in 1959, the company’s primary goal has been to provide quality printing, experienced customer service, and a professionally monitored forms management program with multiple ship points to our clients. Royal Business Forms produce and distribute a variety of continuous, snap-a-part, register and laser forms, demand style point-of-sale invoices and many varieties of promotional products. Our specialties include laser cut sheet shells and stock forms for many types of software packages. Royal’s relationship with WCLBMA goes back at least 25 years.
Owen-Dunn Insurance Services: Owen-Dunn Insurance Services has been endorsed by the WCLMBA for workers’ compensation coverage since the early 2000’s. Workers Compensation insurance is one of the most complex and criticial needs for any business, and the professionals at Owen-Dunn have the experience and abilities to handle all aspects of work comp issues, including loss control, injury prevention, HR needs and related essentials. Seminars and workshops throughout the year help keep WCLBMA members aware of these critical needs.
United Agribusiness League/United Agricultural Benefit Trust: Originally organized in 1980 to provide a collective purchasing ability and a stronger voice in farm political issues, UAL expanded into health care in 1983 with an association-sponsored health care plan, United Agricultural Benefit Trust, becoming the first non-profit association health plan in California to be certified by the Department of Insurance in 1995. The endorsed health care plan often fits the needs of those in the lumber and building materials industry, as well as the firm’s core business of agri-business businesses and farmers.
iTransact: iTransact is a 20 year old, full service payment processing company powered servicing millions of c lients, while at the same time providing personal, world-class customer support and assistance. iTransact’s end-to-end merchant solutions include mobile, internet, as well as traditional retail services from virtually any legitimate industry within the United States. Other offerings include custom gateway services with access to a virtual terminal, recurring billing, all types of equipment and point of sale solutions, Applepay, EMV, electronic check and ACH services, and more.
This list of endorsed partners changes from time to time, as businesses that fit the requirements for being endorsed by the WCLBMA are considered. It should also be noted that WCLBMA has other members who offer similar products and services than those of our endorsed partners. Those members are equally valued by the association as we all know that not one size fits all in all professional relationships and sets of needs.