Congratulating Chris Yenrickby Representative Virginia Foxx
Posted on 2014-01-15
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to invite Members of this House
to join me in congratulating Chris Yenrick of Winston-Salem, North
Carolina on his recent election as Chairman of the National Lumber and
Building Material Dealers Association. Chris is a constituent of mine,
and is president of Smith Phillips Building Supply, an establishment
proudly serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina since 1880. Chris's
service to the community goes beyond that work; he is a Den Leader with
the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Knollwood Baptist Church. He
has also served our country in the United States Army.
Smith Phillips has been a leading building supply center in the Triad for over 130 years. As its president, Chris Yenrick has provided strong leadership, evidenced by his receipt of the ``Grassroots Dealer of the Year'' award in 2011 from NLBMDA. He has been engaged actively at the federal level through leadership positions with the NLBMDA and regionally with the Southern Building Material Association, culminating in his recent election as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
As the NLBMDA's Chairman, Chris will be leading an organization founded in 1917, with over 6,000 members operating single or multiple lumber yards and component plants serving homebuilders, subcontractors, general contractors, and consumers. The association provides vital input to policymakers and effectively represents its members' interests at all levels and branches of government. Chris will be an outstanding leader of those efforts.
Mr. Speaker, today I recognize and congratulate Chris Yenrick for his service to our community and country and for his dedication to an industry that's creating jobs and opportunity.