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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy Holidays!

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here was good news coming from Harrisburg last
month. The Pennsylvania Builders Association was
instrumental in getting House Bill 409 (Act 36) passed
and signed by the governor. The bill halts acceptance of the
2018 code and requires a review of the code provisions contained in the 2012 and 2015 ICC codes. The bill benefits the
building trades, material manufacturers and consumers. The
2018 code requirements would have raised costs to consumers
significantly.

The Political Action dues and Foundation Club monies paid
to the HBA and passed on to PBA is what made this possible.
This is an example of how membership in the HBA benefits
the members. Increased membership gives NAHB and PBA a
better chance of having issues that affect the building trades
reviewed by members of congress. An organization is only as
strong as its members. Membership is your voice. The more
voices an organization has the more attention it receives.

I'm encouraging members to step up to a position on
the board of directors. It would be great to get some younger members on the HBA board. The association needs the
thoughts and new ideas younger members can bring to the
association. I'll admit being on the HBA board takes some of
your time but is also gratifying in the end.

With the end of this year my time as President comes to
an end. The year has had its challenges, however, all those involved made it easier and for the most part enjoyable. I want to
thank all the board members, staff and committee members for
the great work they have done this year. But I especially need
to thank Cathy for her dedication to the HBA and all the work
she did to get the office and all the committees organized.
I wish everyone a great holiday season and a prosperous
New Year.

Larry Kehres
2017 HBA of Berks County President

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