BMSA Bulletin
April 2017
Member News   

Bill Wallace is the new president at Big C Lumber. He retains the COO title.

Viance LLC, Charlotte, N.C., has clarified and enhanced its existing Lifetime Limited warranties for residential preservatives, to highlight the acceptable use of above ground treated wood products.

Tom Hussa has been named president of Viance, Charlotte, N.C.

TAMKO Building Products has enhanced its company website,  and incorporated a new hub for all things decking -

Tracie Happel is now a customer service and sales representative with Yoder's Building Supply in Fair Play, S.C.

Weyerhaeuser has upgraded its Trus Joist Eastern Parallam PSL beams and columns with a new unique exterior coating. The product is available east of the Mississippi River and is intended for interior use applications, such as open concept floor plans.

Scott Clifford was named to the board of directors at Parksite.

Congress to Tackle Government Funding After Spring Break

Following the two-week spring break, Congress will have to find a solution funding the federal government and avoid a government shutdown. The current spending agreement expires on April 28th, which means just four days will remain when both the House and Senate are in sessions when Congress comes back to work. Any agreement will have to be at least somewhat bipartisan to attract support among some Senate Democrats.

Several controversial items that could affect a final agreement are funding for a wall along the U.S. - Mexico border and labor provisions related to overtime pay and silica exposure. Negotiations will continue over the break   
to avoid a government shutdown.
(Source: NLBMDA, 4/17/17)

Calendar of Events

April 19-21
: Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)
April 27-28 : Sales Manager Roundtable (Charlotte, NC)

May 1: Introduction to Building Material Sales (Covington, KY)

May 2-3: Basic Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off (Covington, KY)

May 2-3: BMSA & KBMA Building Bridges Show (Covington, KY) 
May 9-10 : Leadership Development Roundtable # 1 (Nashville, TN)
May 17-19 : Roundtable 7 (Asheville, NC)
July 27-30
: BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)

BMSA's 2017 Buyers Guide Coming Soon

The Building Material Suppliers Association ("BMSA") has again partnered with Overland Park, Kansas based Strategic Value Media - a leading nationwide provider of print and digital media solutions for national, state and local trade and membership associations - to produce the 2017 edition of BMSA Buyers' Guide (the "Guide"), the premier resource of relevant products and services for building material professionals. This will be the second year that the BMSA Guide will be produced.

"We were thrilled with the 2016 Guide and are looking forward to the 2017 Guide," said Lynn Schwarz, President of BMSA. "We're pleased to offer such a needed resource, which will greatly assist industry professionals in making educated purchasing decisions throughout the year."

Like the 2016 version, the 2017 edition of the Guide will feature updated and expanded company and product listings, in addition to other valuable information relating to the building material industry. The Guide provides users with an efficient way to browse for goods and services and offers building material suppliers and companies exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.

The 2017 Guide will be accessible through the BMSA website at this Summer, and you can currently view the 2016 Guide there. We encourage you to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to highlight your products and services. To learn more about advertising your products or services in the Guide, please email
Reserve Your Spot for the Upcoming Estimating Classes!

BMSA is offering our popular Bluepring Reading & Material Take-off seminar again this spring, along with an Introduction to Building Material Sales class. Now is the time to get new employees versed in building material sales and to make sure your staff can do take-offs correctly and efficiently!
We are holding these programs in conjunction with the Kentucky Building Material Association (KBMA). Both classes with be held in Covington, KY (just across the river from Cincinnati, OH).
The Introduction to Building Material Sales class will be held on Monday, May 1. Our always popular Basic Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off course will be held on May 2 & 3.

Both seminars will be held at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Convington, KY. Below are the links to the full seminar descriptions with registration information.
Save the Date for Your Favorite Summer Vacation!

BMSA's Summer Conference is scheduled for July 27-30 in Virginia Beach, VA. This year's conference is sure to be the highlight of your summer!

It's the perfect blend of family time and building industry relationships. Stay tuned to see what awesome industry education BMSA has planned as well as the exciting family-fun activities!
Canada More Hopeful for a New SLA Under Trump
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark thinks that drafting a new softwood lumber agreement (SLA) between Canada and the U.S. will be much easier under the new administration, 660 NEWS reports.

Clark cites Trump's "background in construction and [his understanding of] the impact the cost of materials has on a finished product" as to part of the reason why she thinks Trump's administration will be more forthcoming in talks than Obama's administration.

Yet, despite this optimism, SLA talks have "waned" under Trump, according to Kirsten Hillman, Canada's top negotiator for a new SLA. Several positions have yet to be filled or approved in Trump's administration and some of those positions are "key players to work on the [softwood lumber] file." Click here to read more.

(Source: ProSales, 4/10/17) 
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BMSA encourages our Dealer members to look first to your Associate members when looking to purchase products and services. Support those who support your Association and the industry! 
4ME Group
Epicor Software
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
AGS Stainless  
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
Ponderosa Software
Federated Mutual Insurance
PureColor Inc.
Altus GTS 

Randolph-Bundy Inc.
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Fortress Wood Products
Red Bolt Promotions
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Reeb Millwork
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Reserve Lumber Co.
Assurance Personnel Services
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Banyan Consulting Group
Guardian Building Products
Roxul Inc.
Basys Processing
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Royal Building Products
Huttig Building Products
Schaffer Associates
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
BlueLinx Corporation
Industrial Products Co.
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Boise Cascade Corp.
J.R.B. Peddlers
Smith Millwork, Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc. 
The Jeske Company
Snavely Forest Products

Building 9 Corp.
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
CareWorks Comp
Layman's Lumber Guide

Style Crest, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates
LBM Advantage

Sun Windows Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Carter Millwork, Inc.
LiftOne, LLC
Superior Plastic Products
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
TAH Benefits
Center-Line Trailers
Lumber Sales Corporation
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Century Group, Inc.
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Madison Wood Preservers

Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
The Marwin Company
Tri-State Forest Products
Melcap Partners, LLC

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Cosella-Dorken Products
Member Insurance
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Cox Industries, Inc.
Messer Financial
U.S. Lumber
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
V & H Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Metwood Building Solutions
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Muneris Benefits
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Dancik International 
Welco Enterprises, Inc.

Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Weyerhaeuser Company

DMSi Software 
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Dyke Industries
NOVIK/Exteria Building Products
Woodford Plywood, Inc.

E-Cubed Consulting
Packard Forest Products, Inc. 
Yoder Lumber Co.

Emery-Waterhouse Company

The Empire Company