BMSA Bulletin
January 2019

Member News

Ryan Cappellari (Capps Home Building Center, Moneta, VA) and his wife Sallie welcomed their first child on January 9th.  David Banks Cappellari weighed in at 7.06 lbs.  Everyone is healthy and happy.  

Ryan & Sallie!


Jay Dickens has been elected president of the three-state operation of The Lester Group .


Do It Best Corp.  has named Jason Stofleth as its newest divisional merchandise manager.


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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 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
(Hickory, NC)

February 7:
Spruce Users Group
(Hickory, NC)

February 7-8:
Manager Roundtable #1
(Hickory, NC)

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

March 11-12:
Leadership Graduates
Roundtable #1
(Roanoke, VA)

March 11-12:
Leadership Development Roundtable #2
(Roanoke, VA)

March 13-14:
Yard & Delivery Manager Seminar
(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)

May 5-7: 
Roundtable #7
(Richmond, VA)

July 25-28:
BMSA's Summer Conference (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Take a Listen to Lumber Talks
NLBMDA's public policy podcast

This podcast by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) provides a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the LBM industry, along with engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the industry today.

Make sure to tune in every 3rd Thursday of the month for a new episode. The next episode will be on Jan. 17th, 2019.

Click here to listen to the previous podcast.

(Source: NLBMDA News Release, December 28, 2018)
Important Information For 
Ohio Members:
The minimum wage in Ohio has increased by 25 cents in 2019, from $8.30 an hour to $8.55 an hour.  Ohio employers are required to post the state's 2019 Minimum Wage poster in a conspicuous place. To download the 2019 poster, go to:
Important Information For 
Virginia Members:
The state of Virginia made some changes to the Job Safety and Health Protection Poster after August 2018. Please click on the link below for the most current January 2019 poster and post in a conspicuous place.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Business Use of Personal Vehicle

The mileage rate an employer may reimburse an employee for business use of a personal vehicle has increased from 54.5 to 58 cents per mile in 2019.  The mileage allowance is intended to cover fuel, taxes, depreciation, insurance, and maintenance associated with operating a personal vehicle for business purposes.

The 2019 rate for miles driven for medical or moving purposes is 20 cents and 14 cents per mile for miles driven in service of charitable organizations.
Training and Verification Requirements for OSHA  Crane Rule Take Effect on February 7

The training and verification requirements as part of amendments to the OSHA Crane Rule take effect on February 7. Companies with crane operators not subject to the material delivery exemption must evaluate and document their training procedures. As a reminder, crane operators not covered by the material delivery exemption are now required to be certified as of December 9, 2018.

OSHA's revisions to the rule are intended to clarify an employer's responsibility to ensure that a crane operator can operate the equipment safely. It is important to note that the updates assume employers already provide training and evaluation for their crane operators. The training and verification amendments focus particularly on ensuring that operators are trained and evaluated on the specific type, make, and model of crane and specific tasks to be undertaken on the job.

Previously, OSHA viewed operator certification as sufficient for demonstrating competency. However, many employers pointed out that certification essentially functioned as a "learner's permit" and did not demonstrate that an operator was competent on the delivery of specific loads and materials.

Emphasizing training and verification acknowledges that employers are in the best position to evaluate an operator's competency. Employers have some flexibility in determining the level of knowledge and experience that the trainer must possess based on the skill level of the operator-in-training and the nature of the activity performed. Employers are required that each operator demonstrate skills, knowledge, and judgment required for safely completing a particular assignment on a particular crane.

The new requirements serve as best practices for training crane operators. Even for companies covered by the material delivery exemption, training and verification is an important part of determining operator competency.

(Source: NLBMDA Workplace Safety & Risk Management,  January  2019)
FMCSA to Allow States to Issue One-Year Commercial Learner's Permits

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will soon allow states to issue commercial learner's permits (CLP) for up to one year instead of the current six-month limit with the option to renew the permit for another six months. The new rule is not a requirement for states, but is an option instead of the six-month CLP. If states issue a CLP for less than one year, the CLP may be renewed at the state's discretion, but if it is renewed, the permit can only be valid for a total of one year from the original issue date. After one year from the original issue date, a CLP or renewed CLP will no longer be valid. If a CLP holder does not obtain their CDL within the year before the permit expires, the driver would then be required to reapply for the permit.

(Source: FMCSA E-Update, January 2019)


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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! 

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

Basys 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.

Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
LJS Solutions
South-East Lumber
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
Tri-State Forest Products

Packard Forest Products, Inc.

U.S. Lumber 

EHOP Health
Palmetto Paper Tube
V & H Inc.

Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.

Peak Auctioneering
Welco Enterprises, Inc. 

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutal Insurance Company
Weyerhaeuser Company

Ponderosa Software
Wholesale Millwork Inc.

PrimeSource Building Products
WM Coffman Resources

Woodford Plywood, Inc.