The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) was established in New York in 1894 by a small group of pioneering lumbermen who recognized the value of cooperation. Today, the NRLA is an 1,160 member association representing independent lumber and building material suppliers and associated businesses in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the six New England states. Throughout our history, NRLA has provided leadership, support and community for lumber and building material dealers throughout the Northeastern United States. NRLA is an industry leader in education, legislative and regulatory reform, and member programs and services. We also produce the industry’s largest regional trade show, Lumber and Building Material Expo
While the world has changed dramatically since 1894, NRLA's mission has remained constant: “To unite, lead, represent, train, and provide a forum for the successful evolution of the independent lumber and building material dealers in the Northeast.”
NRLA is affiliated with NLBMDA
, which helps advocate on federal issues specific to the building material industry.