BMSA Bulletin
December 2018

Member News

*ECi Software Solutions announced they marked a record sales month in October for their RockSolid MAX™ POS system. ECi now supports nearly 4,000 lumber, building, materials and hardline businesses globally.

Read the full release here.


*Eastern Engineered Wood Products, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, announces a new Distribution Center in Emporia, VA The new facility will stock RigidLam® LVL and RFPI® series I-Joists from Roseburg Forest Products, NI series I-Joists from Nordic Structures, and StructurePRO® Treated Glulam. It will be supported during startup up by the Bethlehem DC which boasts one of the deepest and broadest inventories of EWP in the country.

Read the full release  here.


Simpson Strong-Tie Donates to Hurricane Relief

Simpson Strong-Tie has donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist Hurricane Florence relief efforts. "The lingering impacts from Hurricane Florence continue to be felt by thousands of people in the area," said Simpson Strong-Tie Chief Operating Officer Ricardo Arevalo. "As the devastation continues, we thank the work of the Red Cross and other organizations who aid them through this very difficult time."

DMSi Drawing New Talent to the Building Materials Industry

DMSi Software is providing six scholarships annually for junior or senior students at the University of Nebraska who are majoring in supply chain management. This is DMSi's latest move to attract young talent to the building materials sector, enhancing its relationship with the university's Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics. 

Read more here.


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Calendar of Events


February 4:
Introduction to Building Material Sales
(Hickory, NC)

February 5:
BMSA Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meetings
(Hickory, NC)

February 5-6:
2-Day Estimating Seminar
(Hickory, NC)

February 6-7:
BMSA's Learning Exchange and LBM Expo
(Hickory, NC)

February 7:
Advanced Estimating Seminar & Post Expo Seminars
(Hickory, NC)

February 7:
Spruce Users Group
(Hickory, NC)

February 7-8:
Purchasing Manager
(Hickory, NC)

March 7-8:
Installed Sales Roundtable
(Warner Robins, GA)

March 11-15:
Yard & Delivery Manager Seminar
(Roanoke, VA)

March 11-15:
Leadership Graduates Roundtable #1
(Roanoke, VA)

March 11-15:
Leadership Development Roundtable #2
(Roanoke, VA)

March 14-15:
Operations Manager B Roundtable
(North Charleston, SC)

March 20-22:
CFO Roundtable
(Scottsdale, AZ)

March 21-22:
Operations Manager A Roundtable
(Cashiers, NC)

March 27-29:
Roundtable #3
(Greenville, SC)

March 27-29:
Sales Manager Roundtable
(Nashville, TN)

April 1-3: 
NLBMDA Legislative Conference
(Washington, D.C.)

April 7-9: 
Roundtable #1
(Charlotte, NC)

April 15-17:
2-Day Estimating Seminar
(Columbus, OH)

July 25-28:
BMSA's Summer Conference (Myrtle Beach, SC)
NLBMDA Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released the following statement on the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the G20 Summit. USMCA is a trilateral trade deal with Mexico and Canada that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the legislatures of the three countries ratify it.
USMCA maintains NAFTA's dispute resolution mechanism allowing for a binational arbitration process regarding countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD). These panels have been used in the past as part of the softwood lumber dispute between the U.S. and Canada. In addition, aluminum tariffs of 10 percent and steel tariffs of 25 percent remain in effect for imports from Canada and Mexico despite the new agreement.
All three countries must still ratify the trade agreement for it to take effect, which means both the House of Representatives and Senate will have to approve USMCA next year.

"NLBMDA is pleased that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement and are moving forward to update NAFTA," said NLBMDA President and CEO Jonathan Paine. "The U.S. should build on this positive momentum by resolving the softwood lumber dispute with Canada and ending the steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Mexico and Canada."

(Source: NLBMDA Press release, November 2018)
2018 ProSales Excellence Award Winner, Grand, Education: 
TW Perry
For the TW Perry team, education as a service adds to the value stream.

The flow of new techniques and products in construction is constant. What may have been a best practice 20 years ago today could be seen as unsafe and inefficient.

The team at TW Perry sees a critical need to keep customers connected with all the latest industry insights and developments, so they've implemented a robust, year-round education program that features a wide breadth of engagement activities.

"When I started at TW Perry 13 years ago, we had a few training days and had a lot of customer appreciation days," says Jen Purdy, marketing manager. "I said, 'Customers appreciate the training.' I really tried to help expand the educational program that we offered and really focus on it."

Read more here.

(Source: Curtis Sprung,  ProSales magazine, November 2018)
OSHA Releases List of Winter Weather Hazards and 
How to Plan for Them

Winter is coming. That means the hazards of outdoor work in cold conditions and weather-related work dangers are coming with it. To create awareness for common hazards and how to plan for them, OSHA released a tip sheet on its Winter Weather resource site. 

OSHA lists 10 common winter hazards and provides tips on how employers can prepare for them, through employee training and heightened awareness. Rooftop snow removal, working at heights, preventing slips on snow and ice, and working near damaged power lines are among the 10 hazards OSHA covers on its tip sheet. 

Here are OSHA's tips for how to prepare and handle these winter hazards.

(Source: ProSales magazine , November 2018)
Guide for Drivers on ELD Data Transfer Now Available

To assist the motor carrier industry with adopting ELDs (from the ABORDS), FMCSA has developed a new resource for drivers. Designed to be printed and stored under the visor of a CMV, this guide gives the driver a high-level overview of the various data transfer processes and includes some tips on troubleshooting common questions that could arise during data transfer.

This guide is not meant to replace driver training on using ELDs. All motor carriers must ensure that drivers and administrative staff are educated on how to access the various functions in the ELDs with which their vehicles are equipped.

To download guide, click here

(Source: FMCSA E-Update, December 2018)


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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
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
The Empire Company 
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
Epicor Software 
Reeb Millwork
Averitt Express
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Reserve Lumber Co.

Banyan Consulting Group/Hub International
Federated Mutual Insurance

Basya Processing
Forest Products Group
Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
BlueLinx Corporation
Fortress Wood Products

Garden State Lumber
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC.
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Roseburg Forest Products

Boise Cascade Corp.
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

Building 9 Corp.
Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

CareWorks Comp
Hood Distribution

Huttig Building Products
Schaffer Associates 

Carl Rogers & Associates
Intex Millwork Solutions

Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Kerridge Commercial Systems
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Carter Millwork, Inc. 
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Center-Line Trailers
LBM Advantage
Snavely Forest Products
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Southeast Insurance Group, Inc.

South-East Lumber
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
LJS Solutions
Stock Systems
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)

Style Crest, Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers Lumber Sales Corporation
Sun Windows, Inc.
Dealers Supply & Lumber Co.
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution  (Boise Cascade)
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Madison Wood Preservers
Superior Plastic Products
DMSi Software
The Marwin Company
TAH Benefits
Dyke Industries
Melcap Partners, LLC.
TAMKO Building Products, Inc. 
Eastern Engineered Wood Products
Member Insurance
Tampa International Forest Products
E-Cubed Consulting
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.

Trebnick Systems, Inc.
ECi Spruce Computers
Metwood Building Solutions
Tri-State Forest Products

Muneris Benefits

U.S. Lumber 

EHOP Health
V & H Inc.

Now Pro Delivery
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.

Packard Forest Products, Inc. 
Welco Enterprises, Inc. 

Palmetto Paper Tube
Weyerhaeuser Company

Wholesale Millwork Inc.

Peak Auctioneering
WM Coffman Resources

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Woodford Plywood, Inc.