BMSA Bulletin
January 2018
' Go the Distance
with BMSA's Building Products Show

 BMSA's Annual Building Products Show is focusing on ways to grow your business in today's climate. Market forces demand a leaner staff and stronger technology, among other "must-haves." This event will help you learn what you need to remain (or become) a top competitor, while the trade show will demonstrate the market trends of tomorrow. Come run with us! 
BMSA's Annual Building Products Show

Feb. 7-8, 2018 

W here? 
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
We'll start the conference with on-point seminars designed to help you with some of your greatest challenges: fleet management and how to cash in on industry trends. The Trade Show will give you insights into the newest technology developments.
Our speakers include: 
Craig Webb, editor-in-chief of Remodeling and ProSales magazines;  Robert Dietz , Ph.D., Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders; Chase Shiels , CEO of Stock Systems; and
Todd Olney , president of Transportation Risk Management Services, LLC.
For registration materials, contact the BMSA office at 

Thanks to Our Show Sponsors! 
We just couldn't do 
it without you! 

* Blue Tarp Financial

* Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

* Crumpler Plastic Pipe

* Culpeper Wood Preservers

* ECI Software Solutions

* ECMD Design Craftsmanship

* Federated Insurance

* Huttig Building Products

* Pennsylvania Lumbermens

    Mutual Insurance Company

* Rader Solutions 

* Rick Johnson Insurance

* Smith Millwork

* Sun Windows

For  sponsorship opportunities at BMSA's 2018 Building Products Show, contact Susie by email at or by phone at 800-849-1503.

Member News
Welcome New Associate Members Averitt Express and Forest Products Group. 
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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
February 5: Introduction to Building Material Sales (Hickory, NC)
February 6-7: 2-Day Estimating Seminar (Hickory, NC)
February 8: Advanced Estimating Seminar (Hickory, NC) 
February 7-8: BMSA's Annual Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)

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

March 19-21: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, DC)   
March 21-22: Yard & Delivery Management Seminar
(Mooresville, NC)

March 25-27: Roundtable 1 (Charlotte, NC)
April 18-20: CFO Roundtable (Kansas City, MO)
April 19-20: Emerging Leaders Roundtable 2 (Nashville, TN)
April 22-24: Roundtable 3
(Greensboro, NC)
April 25-27: Sales Managers Roundtable (Charleston, SC)
May 3-4: Emerging Leaders Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)
May 16-18: Roundtable 7 (Nashville, TN) 
July 26-29: BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA) 

NLRB Returns to Pre-2015 Joint Employer Standard

On December 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed an Obama-era decision that potentially exposed employers for the labor law violations committed by their subcontractors. In a 3-2 decision, the Board states that to be classified a "joint employer," jointly liable for labor violations, a business must have a direct and immediate connection to the employees in question. 

The decision reversed a decision made by the NLRB in 2015 concerning Browning-Ferris Industries. In that case, the NLRB said a business could be classified a joint employer even if its relationship to the employees in question were indirect. 

In a statement, NLRB said in all future and pending cases two or more entities will be deemed joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if there is proof that one entity has exercised direct and immediate control over essential employment terms of another entity's employees.

 (Source: LuDPAC e-news, December 2018)
Softwood Lumber Dispute Enters New Phase Following U.S. ITC Upholding Duties

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on December 7 upheld the antidumping duties (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) placed on softwood lumber imported from Canada to the U.S. The decision by the ITC follows the Department of Commerce's announcement last month finalizing AD and CVD on Canadian softwood lumber.

The Canadian government has responded on two fronts in the ongoing softwood lumber dispute. First, it challenged the countervailing duties (CVD) under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on November 14. Second, Canada opened a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the U.S. regarding the duties on November 28.

Litigation does not preclude the two countries from coming together and reaching a new agreement. However, the last agreement reached in 2006 occurred four years after antidumping and countervailing duties were first imposed and litigation on those determinations had begun. In discussions with U.S. and Canadian trade officials, NLBMDA has stated that duties are a poor substitute for a long-term agreement that provides predictability and stability for softwood lumber supply and prices.

Click here  to read the full analysis.
(Source: LuDPAC e-news, December 2017.) 
Federated Insurance Names Szymanski Director of
Association Risk Management Services and Appoints New President

Federated Insurance has named David Szymanski as Director of Association Risk  Management Services effective January 1, 2018. David will lead the ARMS function in addition to his  current role as Director of Home Marketing Services.

To read full press release on Szymanski click here.

Federated Insurance also named  Michael G. Kerr President effective December 1, 2017. Kerr will add  these responsibilities to his current role as Chief Operating Officer.

 To read full press release on Kerr click here.

(Source: Federated Insurance Press Release, December 2017)
Member Roadside Assistance -
24-Hour Roadside 
Assistance Program

Member Insurance, a BMSA Associate member, has
introduced a 24-hour roadside assistance program for its customers. The pr ogram offers members access to roadside assistance services and membership  savings programs. The extensive services and coverage options provide members with the best  value for emergency road service available anywhere. Programs protection is available 24 hours a day,  365 days a year, throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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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
AGS Stainless 
The Empire Company 

Epicor Software 
Randolph-Bundy Inc.
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.  
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Red Bolt Promotions 

Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Federated Mutual Insurance

Forest Products Group

Reeb Millwork

Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.  
Fortress Wood Products
Reserve Lumber Co.
Averitt Express
Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Banyan Consulting Group 
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC 

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

Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

BlueLinx Corporation 
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates 

BlueTarp Financial, Inc. 
Huttig Building Products

Boise Cascade Corp. 
Industrial Products Co.
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.  
Intex Millwork Solutions
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Building 9 Corp. 
J.R.B. Peddlers
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks Comp 
Kerridge Commercial Services
Southeast Insurance Group, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates 
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions 
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc. 
LBM Advantage

Stock Systems

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

Cosella-Dorken Products 
Melcap Partners, LLC

Trebnick Systems, Inc. 

Cox Industries, Inc. 
Member Insurance

Tri-State Forest Products  

Creative Destinations, Inc. 
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co. 
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC

Crumpler Plastic Pipe 
Metwood Building Solutions
U.S. Lumber 

Culpeper Wood Preservers 
Mitek Industries 
V & H Inc.  

Muneris Benefits
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.  

Diamond Hill Plywood Company 

Viance - Treated Wood Solutions

DMSi Software  
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Dyke Industries 
NOVIK/Derby Building Products  
Wesco Distribution, Inc. 
E-Cubed Consulting
Packard Forest Products, Inc.   

Weyerhaeuser Company 

Wholesale Millwork Inc.
EHOP Health
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Woodford Plywood, Inc.