BMSA Bulletin
August 2018
Important Notification: 
North Carolina Commercial Auto Loss Recoupment

All commercial auto policies in North Carolina effective after September 30, 2018 will be surcharged 7.07% for the North Carolina Reinsurance Facility (NCRF) Commercial Auto Loss Recoupment.

All companies and all policies are affected by this surcharge.

To view the circular released by the NCRF, click here.

(Source: Sharon Lovelace, Member Insurance )

Member News

Federated Mutual Group and Federated Life Company
named to 2018 Ward's 50® Top Performers

Ward Group ® , a Cincinnati-based consulting firm specializing in the insurance industry, recently named
Federated Mutual to the top 50 U.S.-based property and casualty companies and Federated Life to the top 50
U.S.-based life insurance companies.

"We are proud to have not only our mutual company, but also our life company listed on the Ward's 50 Top Performer list," said Federated Insurance Chairman and CEO Jeff Fetters. "Our continued recognition by Ward
Group reaffirms the strength of our risk management efforts in helping our clients succeed."

Read full press release here.


Haywood Builders Supply, Waynesville, NC is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Congratulations! 

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If your company is having an anniversary, opening a new location, has a new hire or any company news, please contact BMSA to have the news published in an issue of BMSA's Bulletin.  

Calendar of Events

August 28: Introduction to Building Material Sales
(Nashville, TN)

August 29-30:  Blue Print Reading and Material Take-Off Seminar 
(Nashville, TN)

September 10-11: 
Leadership Graduate Roundtable
( Wrightsville Beach , NC)

September  12-14: 
Leadership Development Roundtable #2 
(Wrightsville Beach, NC)

September 17-19: 
CFO Roundtable 
(Traverse City, MI)

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: 
Roundtable #1
(Greenville, NC)

October 11-12: 
Operations Manager Roundtable A  
(Wilson, NC)

October 17-19: 
NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit  (Chicago, IL)

October 17-19: 
Roundtable #3 
(New Bern, NC)

October 21-23: 
Roundtable #7
(Location TBD) 

October 25-26: 
Operations Manager Roundtable B  
(North Charleston, SC)

November 7:  
BMSA Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meeting
  (Columbus, OH)

November 7-8: 
O hio Education Summit (Columbus, OH)

November 15-16:
 Sales Manager Roundtable (Charleston, SC)


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Last Opportunity This YEAR for BMSA's Introduction to LBM Sales 
and  2-Day Estimating Classes!
August 28-30, 2018

Introduction to LBM Sales Workshop
Tuesday, August 28

*NEW OPPORTUNITY -we are offering this class in 2 locations, one live class at Stewart Builder Supply in  Dickson, TN and one remote class in North Wilkesboro, NC  at ECMD!  A tour of Stewart Builder Supply and ECMD will be provided in conjunction with the lunch at both locations. 

Designed for new employees who need help understanding the industry and sales. Networking opportunity available in both locations among attendees.
2-Day Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off
Wednesday and Thursday, August 29-30

Designed for employees who have little or no experience working with blueprints and material quotes. This class is only offered live in Dickson, TN.

Questions? Call BMSA at
NLBMDA Applauds President Trump's Signing of Workforce Development Legislation

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds action taken recently by President Donald Trump to sign the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. In the last week of July, both the House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act that provides federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs. The law provides $1.3 billion annually for CTE programs across the country.
NLBMDA joined a multi-industry effort in supporting passage of legislation that updates the nation's workforce development programs, and earlier this year, NLBMDA members met with their representatives and senators regarding this issue at the 2018 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Signing of the law is a major victory for NLBMDA, which strongly supported the legislation.

Earlier this year, the number of job openings in the U.S. exceeded the number of job seekers for the first time since the federal government began tracking the data in 2000. As the gap between the number of jobs posted and the number of available workers has grown, policymakers have looked for ways to help individuals gain the knowledge and skills needed to compete for in-demand jobs.

Read the full press release here.

(Source: NLBMDA Press Release, August 1, 2018)
School Is Back In Session. Be Patient, Be Aware and Don't Drive Distracted

(Photo Credit: Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation)

The safety of pedestrians, kids in school zones and those getting on and off school buses is  everyone's  responsibility, whether traveling to and from work or while on-the-clock.
As part of its BeSafeOhio campaign, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation has shared the following resources to emphasize the importance of awareness and prevention.

Read their  blog  or listen to their  radio program for more information.

(Source: Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation , August 2018)
U.S. Lumber Producers See Huge Opportunity, Rush to Expand 

Operations at the Pleasant River lumber company
(Photo credit: Diana Olick | CNBC)

In the woods of central Maine, trees are gaining value by the minute, and lumber producers aren't waiting a second. They are scrambling to expand production, build new facilities and hire more workers.

Lumber prices soared over 60% since early 2017, thanks to a perfect storm that hit Canadian supply. First tree-eating beetles, then forest fires, transportation issues involving a shortage of trucking and rail cars, and finally, last fall, U.S. duties imposed on Canadian lumber that amount to a 20% tax on the commodity.

It all adds up to opportunity in the eyes of Jason Brochu, co-president of Pleasant River Lumber, which operates two mills in Maine, employing 300 workers.

Read the full news article here.

(Source:  Diana Olick ,, July 2018)


BMSA encourages our Dealer members to look first to your Associate members when purchasing products and services. Support those who support your Association and the industry! 
Emery-Waterhouse Company  

Ponderosa Software
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
The Empire Company 
Red Bolt Promotions
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Epicor Software 
Reeb Millwork
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Reserve Lumber Co.

Averitt Express
Federated Mutual Insurance

Banyan Consulting Group/Hub International 
Forest Products Group
Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Basys Processing
Fortress Wood Products
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC.
Banyan Consulting Group 
Roseburg Forest Products

BlueLinx Corportation
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

Boise Cascade Corp.
Huttig Building Products
Schaffer Associates 

Building 9 Corp
Intex Millwork Solutions

CareWorks Comp
Kerridge Commerical
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Carl Rogers & Associates
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Snavely Forest Products
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Southeast Insurance Group, Inc.

South-East Lumber
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
LJS Solutions
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions 
Center-Line Trailers
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)

Stock Systems
Charles F. Shiels & Company Lumber Sales Corporation
Style Crest, Inc,
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution
Sun Windows, Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Madison Wood Preservers
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Culpeper Wood Preservers
The Marwin Company
Superior Plastic Products
Dealers Supply & Lumber Co.
Melcap Partners, LLC.
TAH Benefits
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Member Insurance
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.  
DMSi Software
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.

Tampa International Forest Products
Dyke Industries
Metwood Building Solutions
Trebnick Systems, Inc. 

E-Cubed Consulting
Muneris Benefits

Tri-State Forest Products  

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC

EHOP Health
NOVIK/Derby Building Products
U.S. Lumber 

Now Pro Delivery
V & H Inc.  

Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.  

Welco Enterprises, Inc.

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Weyerhaeuser Company

Wholesale Millwork Inc.


WM Coffman Resources

Woodford Plywood, Inc.