BMSA Bulletin
December 2016
Member News  

Welcome new Associate members, NOVIK/Exteria Building Products and PureColor, Inc.

Tavi Randon has been named chief culture officer and  Javon Lapp has been named chief operations officer for Superior Plastic Products and its affiliates.

Professional Builders Supply was recently ranked as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by the Triangle Business Journal. This marks the 10th time the company has received the award, including a #2 ranking in 2006 and a #1 ranking in 2013.

Style Crest introduces new Hidden Vent Soffitt. It satisfies the need for roof/attic ventilation without the obvious holes or grids many ventilation systems use. Click here to read more.

Thank you to all BMSA members for a great 2016. We look forward to serving you in 2017 and for many years to come!  

BMSA Holiday Hours

December 23: Closing at noon
December 26: Closed
January 2: Closed

BMSA wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Calendar of Events

January 30 : Intro to Building Material Sales (Hickory, NC)
January 31 : BMSA Board & Executive Committee Meetings (Hickory, NC)
January 31-February 1 : Basic Blueprint Reading and Material Take-Off (Hickory, NC)
February 1-2 : BMSA's Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)
February 2 : Advanced Estimating and Material Take-Off (Hickory, NC)
March 1-2 : Installed Sales Roundtable (Charleston, SC)
March 22-24 : CFO Roundtable (Nashville, TN)
March 27-29 : NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.)
March 30-31 : Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Asheville, NC)
April 2-4 : Roundtable 3 (High Point, NC)
April 19-21 : Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)
April 27-28 : Sales Manager Roundtable (Charlotte, NC) 
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)

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Finish the Year Strong With These Services and Resources Offered to You by BMSA!   

Safety/DOT/OSHA Manual:  Updated and designed specifically for the Building Material Industry with the latest OSHA regulations to keep your business in compliance. Click here to purchase.  

Online Training: BMSA has teamed up with Greg Brooks, Building Supply Channel, to offer BMSA members a custom branded Learning Management System (LMS). Over 150 topics/courses are available for salespeople, yard workers, and front-line supervisors. BMSA members are able to access LMS through the Education Resources tab on the BMSA  website or by going directly to A new course, " Common Sense Selling 3: How Builders Make Money" has been added to the course library. 
Lumber & Building Material Reference Manual:
This valuable resource  tool contains information on Customer Service, Roofing, Soffit/Siding, Vinyl Siding, Moldings/Interior, Board Footage/Price Conversions, Guttering, Lumber Knowledge, Plywood Knowledge and more. Members $10 per copy. The manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Hiring Assistance:
 BMSA has teamed up with RefCheck® to offer members an affordable background and reference checking service. BMSA members receive a 15% discount off RefCheck's standard fees. Screening tools available through RefCheck® include:
* DOT drug testing
* Driving records search
* Criminal records search
* Sex offender registry
* Employment verification
* Criminal record searches - local, state and federal
For more information or to begin using RefCheck's services, contact Zuni Corkerton at 800.510.4010, ext 12. 

BMSA's Online Digital Buyers GuideThis Guide is a needed resource which will greatly assist industry professionals in making educated purchasing decisions throughout the year.  The Guide provides BMSA members and other industry professionals with an efficient way to browse for goods and services. The Guide also offers building material suppliers exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.  Click here  to check out BMSA's new Buyers' Guide! 
Quick Links to BMSA's 2017 Show Info

With just a little over one month until BMSA's 2017 Show, it is important to book your hotel rooms, register for the education programs and send in your show badge request form as soon as possible. BMSA's room blocks expire at the Marriott Courtyard and the Hampton Inn in mid-January. Last year both hotels were sold out for the BMSA Show! So book your hotel room now! 

Show Dates : February 1 & 2, 2017
Location : Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory NC
Hotel Reservation Forms : Hampton Hickory Inn (PDF) or Hampton Inn Booking Link
Show Program Information : Click here for details
Schedule of Events : Click here for details
Show Badge Form Click here for Show Badge Request Form   (must have a badge to enter the show)
NLBMDA Scores a Victory as Congress Passes Legislation  on Small Business Health Care Accessibility
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) praises the passage earlier this month in the Senate of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a provision backed and advocated by NLBMDA addressing small business health care affordability. Included in the larger medical innovation bill is the Small Business Health Care Relief Act, which protects small businesses from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalties and provides needed flexibility for business owners to assist their employees with health insurance premiums and healthcare expenses.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the legislation. The bill, which is supported by the White House, now awaits President Obama's signature. NLBMDA supports the legislation and has spent part of the last two years working to pass the Small Business Health Care Relief Act. Click here to read more. 

(Source: NLBMDA, December 7, 2016)
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
The Empire Company
AGS Stainless  
Epicor Software
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Facemyer Forest Products
Ponderosa Software
Altus GTS 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
PureColor Inc.
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Federated Mutual Insurance
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Reeb Millwork
Assurance Personnel Services
Fortress Wood Products
Reserve Lumber Co.
Babb Lumber Co.
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Basys Processing
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Roxul Inc.
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Royal Building Products
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates
BlueLinx Corporation
Huttig Building Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
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
The Jeske Company
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Style Crest, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates
Layman's Lumber Guide
Sun Windows Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Superior Plastic Products
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
LiftOne, LLC
TAH Benefits
Center-Line Trailers
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Century Group, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Cosella-Dorken Products
The Marwin Company
United Wood Treating Company
Cox Industries, Inc.
Melcap Partners, LLC
U.S. Lumber 
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Member Insurance
V & H Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Messer Financial Group
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Dancik International 
Metwood Building Soultions
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Weyerhaeuser Company
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Do it Best Corp. 
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Dyke Industries 
NOVIK/Exteria Building Products
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
E-Cubed Consulting
Nucor Steel
Yoder Lumber Co.
Packard Forest Prodcuts, Inc.
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.