Advocacy Resources

SBCA Position Statements


SBCA supports efforts that discourage illegal immigration into the United States, but new laws or regulations should not place undue regulatory or enforcement burdens on employers. SBCA believes viable and effective compliance tools need to accompany any additional enforcement. SBCA also supports expansion of merit-based state and federal guest-worker programs, as well as reasonable “path to citizenship” options, which provide a legal avenue for employers to find a sufficient source of skilled workers to fill jobs that native-born citizens are unable or unwilling to fill. 

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018


SBCA supports efforts to modify U.S. trade policy that preserve mechanisms encouraging fair and equitable trade while also accounting for how specific trade actions impact domestic users and downstream consumers of commodities such as lumber and steel (i.e. creating two-tiered markets in North America), which are the two raw materials our industry uses to manufacture its products.

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018

Contact an Elected Official

Reaching out to your elected officials has never been easier. One of the most powerful ways  to build a relationship with the most connected individuals in your community is to invite them to take a tour of your manufacturing facility. All members of Congress return to their home districts (or states) at certain times of the year to meet with constituents like you and your company’s employees.  

The first step is to send an invitation letter to your lawmaker’s local office. Once you have a tour date finalized, SBCA has pulled together background on some of the issues that are most pressing for our industry that should be of interest to your lawmakers. These talking points are a good starting point, but don’t hesitate to raise additional concerns you have where they might be able to help you out.

Another effective  tool when talking with your lawmakers is to give them a sense for the economic contribution your company and this industry represents. SBCA has prepared state maps that show the known locations of component manufacturing facilities, along with sales, wage and employment numbers based on recent industry surveys and data collected by the National Association of Homebuilders. (See list of attachments below for individual state maps.)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.

PDF icon 2017 Talking Points to email658.31 KB
PDF icon 2017 Talking Points to print3.27 MB
Microsoft Office document icon Tour Invitation Letter83.5 KB
PDF icon State Maps to print4.35 MB
PDF icon Alabama199.05 KB
PDF icon Alaska269.61 KB
PDF icon Arizona199.84 KB
PDF icon Arkansas199.51 KB
PDF icon California222.51 KB
PDF icon Colorado198.54 KB
PDF icon Connecticut196.22 KB
PDF icon Delaware194.06 KB
PDF icon Florida206.19 KB
PDF icon Georgia201.05 KB
PDF icon Hawaii199.38 KB
PDF icon Idaho200.22 KB
PDF icon Illinois202.97 KB
PDF icon Indiana200.74 KB
PDF icon Iowa200 KB
PDF icon Kansas197.37 KB
PDF icon Kentucky203.78 KB
PDF icon Louisiana200.79 KB
PDF icon Maine200.26 KB
PDF icon Maryland200.49 KB
PDF icon Massachusetts197.46 KB
PDF icon Michigan207.25 KB
PDF icon Minnesota202.25 KB
PDF icon Mississippi199.22 KB
PDF icon Missouri201.72 KB
PDF icon Montana198.49 KB
PDF icon Nebraska198.5 KB
PDF icon Nevada197 KB
PDF icon New Hampshire197.91 KB
PDF icon New Jersey198.41 KB
PDF icon New Mexico197.09 KB
PDF icon New York201.36 KB
PDF icon North Carolina203 KB
PDF icon North Dakota196.97 KB
PDF icon Ohio202.26 KB
PDF icon Oklahoma199.89 KB
PDF icon Oregon199.45 KB
PDF icon Pennsylvania201.12 KB
PDF icon Rhode Island194.19 KB
PDF icon South Carolina199.53 KB
PDF icon South Dakota198.17 KB
PDF icon Tennessee200.81 KB
PDF icon Texas209.79 KB
PDF icon Utah199.51 KB
PDF icon Vermont196.59 KB
PDF icon Virginia204.49 KB
PDF icon Washington201.79 KB
PDF icon West Virginia200.88 KB
PDF icon Wisconsin203.52 KB
PDF icon Wyoming196.46 KB