BMSA Bulletin
August 2017
Member News   

Attention ALL Members: 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.   

Mark Your Calendar
BMSA is already planning two great meetings for next year, so mark your calendar now!

BMSA's 2018 Annual Building Products Show
February 7-8, 2018 

BMSA's 2018 Summer Conference
July 26-29, 2018

Information will be coming to you soon.

You don't want to miss either of these popular events! 

Calendar of Events
September 25-27: CFO Roundtable (Albany, NY)

September 28-29: Leadership Development Roundtable 2 (Charleston, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 1 (Hilton Head, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 3 (Charlotte,NC)

October 17-19: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23-24: Leadership Development Roundtable 1 (Charlottesville, VA)

October 25-27: Sales Managers Roundtable (Gatlinburg, TN)

November 1-3: Roundtable 7 (Nashville, TN)

November 8: BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Columbus, OH)

November 9: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Columbus, OH)

February 7-8: BMSA's Annual Building Products Show

February 27-March 1: Installed Sales Roundtable (Asheville, NC)

March 19-21: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, DC) 
NLBMDA Supports Repeal of Estate Tax, Preservation of Mortgage Interest Deduction in Tax Reform

On July 17, NLBMDA submitted comments to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, regarding comprehensive tax reform. NLBMDA maintains that comprehensive tax reform is needed to restore and sustain the competitiveness of America's small businesses. The comments focused on the need to repeal the estate tax and preserve the mortgage interest deduction, and were submitted as the Finance Committee begins holding hearings on comprehensive tax reform.

Full and permanent repeal of the estate tax would bring the greatest level certainty to small businesses. Current law does not adequately recognize the high asset base of lumber and building material dealers' businesses or set the exemption level high enough to adequately cover the value of non-cash assets.

In addition, as Congress explores comprehensive tax reform, it is essential for continued economic growth and the health of the housing industry that the mortgage interest deduction be preserved as part of the tax code. NLBMDA is deeply concerned that reducing or eliminating the mortgage interest deduction could have a devastating effect on homeowners, the housing market, and the nation's economy. Read More.

Photo Highlights from the 2017 Summer Conference

Cindy & Michael Goodwyn from R.C. Goodwyn & Sons and Bruce Edwards from Lamberth Building Materials entertained us in the Hospitality Suite.
BMSA members enjoyed great education, superb networking opportunities and lots of fun at this year's Summer Conference. Here are the photos to prove it!  See more photos 
U.S. Imposes Additional Tariffs on Canadian Lumber

The U.S. will impose further punitive tariffs on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, escalating a longstanding trade dispute that's already led to higher timber prices.
Preliminary anti-dumping duties of as much as 7.7 percent will be levied on Canadian producers, the U.S. Department of Commerce said in a June 2017 statement. The move follows the government's decision in April to slap countervailing tariffs of up to 24.1 percent on shipments from Canadian companies.

Until Canada and the U.S. reach a negotiated solution on softwood lumber, the nation will continue to "vigorously apply" the anti-dumping and countervailing duties to "stand up for American companies and their workers," U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement.
Read more.

Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg News)

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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
Emery-Waterhouse Company  

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
AGS Stainless 
The Empire Company 
Ponderosa Software

Epicor Software 
PureColor Inc.
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.  
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Randolph-Bundy Inc.

Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Federated Mutual Insurance
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.  
Fortress Wood Products
Reeb Millwork

Assurance Personnel Services 
Reserve Lumber Co.
Banyan Consulting Group 
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC 

Basys Processing
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Roxul Inc. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC 
Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

BlueLinx Corporation 
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates 

BlueTarp Financial, Inc. 
Huttig Building Products

Boise Cascade Corp. 
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.  
Industrial Products Co.
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Building 9 Corp. 
Intex Millwork Solutions
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks Comp 
J.R.B. Peddlers
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions

Carl Rogers & Associates 
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Style Crest, Inc. 
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc. 
LBM Advantage

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

The Marwin Company

Trebnick Systems, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products 
Melcap Partners, LLC

Tri-State Forest Products 

Cox Industries, Inc. 
Member Insurance

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Creative Destinations, Inc. 
Messer Financial

U.S. Lumber

Crumpler Plastic Pipe 
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
V & H Inc. 

Culpeper Wood Preservers 
Metwood Building Solutions
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Dancik International
Mitek Industries
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions 

Diamond Hill Plywood Company 
Muneris Benefits 

Welco Enterprises, Inc.

DMSi Software  
Wesco Distribution, Inc.
Dyke Industries 
Weyerhaeuser Company
E-Cubed Consulting
NOVIK/Exteria Building Products 
Wholesale Millwork Inc. 
Packard Forest Products, Inc.  

Woodford Plywood, Inc.

Yoder Lumber Co.