BMSA Bulletin
January 2017
Member News   

BMSA would like to welcome new Associate members, Guardian Building Products and TraksUS and new Dealer member, Lezzer Lumber .

Christie Brown is new to Service Building Supply, Raleigh, N.C., as purchasing manager.

BlueLinx will be the sole distributor of  Extremegreen Building Products' range of structural magnesium oxide boards.

Lumber & Building Material buying cooperatives LBM Advantage and Independent Builders Supply Association (IBSA) announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to merge. The Letter of Intent is non-binding and the merger requires approval by the shareholders of each cooperative as well as satisfactory completion of due diligence. Click here to read more.

BMSA's Ohio Student Scholarship is now available. Applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2017.  Applications may be downloaded from the Education tab on the
BMSA website  or by clicking the following link: 
2017 Student Scholarship Application.

2017 Vacation Calendars are now available. Contact Jane Gillespie at 800-849-1503 or for your complimentary copy!

2017 Show Info 

With the show approaching quickly, we want to make sure that you have your plans in order and you're ready to attend BMSA's best show yet! 

This year we have many first-time exhibitors to showcase the latest products and services, countless educational opportunities and many other reasons why you should attend the show. Below are various links to general show information and hotel registrations for your convenience.


2017 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 21-22: Applying Industrial Design Workshop (Charlotte, NC)
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 18: Margin Growth and Management Seminar (Richmond, VA)
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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Administration and Congress PlanAmbitious Agenda for 2017

The start of 2017 begins with a new Congress and Donald Trump set to be inaugurated as the 45 th President of the United States (U.S.). Republicans control both legislative chambers and the executive branch for the first time in 10 years.  House Republican leaders have planned an aggressive agenda in Trump's first year as president, and are looking at repealing Obama-era regulations, tax reform, major changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and an infrastructure spending package. 
Congressional Republicans are expected to exercise their authority under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal some regulations enacted toward the end of the Obama Administration. The CRA empowers Congress to overturn a regulation within 60 legislative days of enactment by allowing the House and Senate to pass a resolution of disapproval before being presented to the president for signature.
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealer Association (NLBMDA) is a member of the Stop The HIT Coalition , which includes a diverse group of trade and business associations working to repeal the health insurance tax (HIT).  As part of President Obama's health care reform bill, in 2014 a new fee was levied on health insurance companies. Although the HIT is levied on all insurance companies that offer fully-insured plans, the tax is passed down in the form of higher premiums to small and medium-sized businesses that offer fully-insured plans. In the last Congress, legislation in both the House and Senate would repeal the HIT. Click here to read more.
(Source: Ben Gann, NLBMDA, January 2017) 
NLBMDA Praises House Approval of the REINS Act

NLBMDA praises the approval of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act (H.R. 26) by a vote of 237 to 187 in the House of Representatives.
The legislation increases accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process by requiring Congress to approve all major rules before taking effect. As part of the bill, a "major rule" means any rule, including an interim final rule, that the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget finds has resulted in or is likely to result in the following:
  • An annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more;
  • A major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, federal, state, or local government agencies, or geographic regions; or
  • Significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises in domestic and export markets.
At present, Congress has two options for addressing excessive or overreaching Federal regulations: pass a new law or pass a joint resolution of disapproval as set out in the Congressional Review Act (CRA).  Click here to see how your representative voted on the REINS Act.

(Source: Ben Gann, NLBMDA, January 6, 2017)

Educational Workshops at BMSA's 2017 Building Products Show
Introduction to Building Material Sales : Jan. 30, 2017
This program provides your entry-level personnel with a basic understanding of building material operations, product usage in residential construction and customer service basics.  Click here to register! 
Basic Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2017
This workshop will consist of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off. Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views. Instruction in utilizing architectural and layout scales will also be included.  Click here to register! 
Advanced Estimating & Material Take-Off : Feb. 2, 2017
This is an Advanced Estimating Course designed to provide a deeper understanding of residential framing as well as increased efficiency in completing material estimates. This workshop will go beyond basic house design and focus on the difficult areas of completing framing take-offs.  Click here to register!   
Vendor Showcase at BMSA's 2017 Building Products Show
  1. Culpeper Wood Preservers
  2. DMSi Software - Customer Stratification
  3. ECMD
  4. Exteria Building Products
  5. FlexTrim/Carter Millwork - Applications and Value for Radius Projects
  6. Norbord - A Simple Question Will Increase Your Profit on OSB
  7. PureColor - Sustainable Fine Finishes
  8. Red Horse USA - Winbag Pump Up Shim
  9. Screeneze - Screeneze and the Plinth Kits
  10. Smith Millwork - Increasing Margins Using Green Bay Decking
  11. Sun Windows - What sets Sun Windows apart from their clad wood window and door competition.
  12. The Empire Company - Cable Rail
  13. Weather Teck Enterprise - Synthetic Roof Underlayment and Housewrap
  14. Weyerhaeuser
Stay tuned for Vendor Showcase schedule! 
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
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
AGS Stainless  
Epicor Software
Facemyer Forest Products
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Altus GTS 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
Ponderosa Software
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Federated Mutual Insurance
PureColor Inc.
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Red Bolt Promotions
Assurance Personnel Services
Fortress Wood Products
Reeb Millwork
Babb Lumber Co.
Reserve Lumber Co.
Basys Processing
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
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)
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc. 
Industrial Products Co.
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Building 9 Corp.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Smith Millwork, Inc.
CareWorks Comp
J.R.B. Peddlers
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
The Jeske Company
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
Carl Rogers & Associates
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Style Crest, Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Layman's Lumber Guide
Sun Windows Inc.
Carter Millwork, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc. 
Superior Plastic Products
Center-Line Trailers
LiftOne, LLC
TAH Benefits
Century Group, Inc.
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Lumber Sales Corporation
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Cox Industries, Inc.
The Marwin Company
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Melcap Partner, LLC
United Wood Treating Company
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Member Insurance
U.S. Lumber
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Messer Financial Group
V & H Inc.
Dancik International 
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Metwood building Solutions
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Do it Best Corp. 
Weyerhaeuser Company
Dyke Industries 
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
E-Cubed Consulting
NOVIK/Exteria Building Products
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Nucor Steel
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Yoder Lumber Co.