BMSA Bulletin
July 2019
Calendar of Events

July 25-28: 
BMSA's Summer Conference 
(Myrtle Beach, SC)

Sept. 25-27:
Leadership Graduates Roundtable
(Greenville, SC)

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1:
Roundtable #1
(Charlotte, NC)

Oct. 8-10:
NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Oct. 9-11:
CFO Roundtable
(North Myrtle Beach, SC)

Oct. 10-11:
Operations Manager Roundtable A
(Hilton Head, SC)

Oct. 16-18:
Roundtable #3
(Charlotte, NC)

Oct. 24-25:
Sales Manger Roundtable
(Hilton Head, SC)

Nov. 6-8:
Roundtable #7
(Raleigh, NC)

Nov. 7-8:
Operations Manager Roundtable B
(Charlotte, NC)

Nov. 13-15: 
Purchasing Manager Roundtable
(Asheville, NC)

Dec. 4-6: 
Roundtable #5
(Charlotte, NC)
Member News

The Minneapolis Star Tribune named  Federated Insurance a 2019 Top Workplace for the second consecutive year. Federated Insurance ranked number 7 on this years list. "We are proud to once again be recognized for the tremendous culture and team here at Federated," said Jeff
Fetters, Chairman and CEO of Federated Insurance.


Cary Anderson has been appointed Vice President and General Manager for Kerridge Commercial Systems in North America.


Send Us Your News!
If your company is h aving an anniversary, opening a new location, has a new hire or any co mpany news, please contact BMSA to have the news published in an issue of BMSA's Bulletin.  
See You At The Boardwalk!

It's finally here! Time to bask in the sun, learn some awesome stuff and spend some much needed quality time with the family!

Come join us for our first Ice Cream Social!
I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!

Thanks to Carolina Atlantic, BMSA's Summer Conference will kick off with an ice cream social on the  patio at the DoubleTree Resort. Ice cream will be served from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening,  July 25th.

Come check into the hotel, grab dinner and then join us for ice cream on the patio. Whether you mix  your ice cream flavors, are a vanilla purist or like to pile sprinkles on top, it'll sure be a fun and delicious  start to the Summer Conference.

After loading up on ice cream, you can head down to the pool for the Dive-in movie at sunset.

See you in Myrtle Beach!

For more information go to or call the BMSA office at 800.849.1503.
2019 BMSA Buyers' Guide

BMSA is pleased to announce that the 2019 BMSA Buyers' Guide - the premier resource of relevant products and services for building material professionals - is now available at the BMSA website at BMSA is proud to provide
our members with this useful and easily accessible year-round resource.

BMSA partnered with Strategic Value Media to produce the Guide. Strategic Value Media is a leading nationwide provider of print and digital media solutions for national, state and local trade and membership associations.

"This comprehensive Guide offers access to a vast network of industry suppliers," said Lynn Schwarz, President of BMSA.  "This Buyers' Guide should greatly assist industry professionals in making educated purchasing decisions throughout the year." 

The 2019 version of the Guide features updated and expanded company and product listings, in addition to other valuable information relating to the building material industry. 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 supplier companies with exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.

If your company or business has not yet taken advantage of 
this exceptional opportunity to highlight your products and services in the Guide, it is not too late! To learn more about advertising in this exclusive Guide, please email

How LBM Dealers Can Recruit and Retain Top Talent
To succeed in a tight labor market, construction supply dealers must offer more than a competitive salary and generous benefits.
Valuable employees are the lifeblood of any business. They're knowledgeable, productive, and they consistently meet expectations. Then, of course, there are those rock stars who are fully engaged. They're not only productive, they are motivated to go above and beyond what's required of them. Additionally, their efforts often rub off on their peers-motivating them to be better performers.

Clearly, the contributions from each of these employees affect the colleagues and associates who work with them as well as the bottom line, which is why organizations should do their best to keep them. But how do you do that?

Read more here.

(Source: ProSales magazine, July 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.
Garden State Lumber
Rader Solutions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber 
Reeb Millwork
Atlantic Forklift Services
Go-For Delivers
Reserve Lumber Co.

Averitt Express
Great Southern Wood Perserving ResiCAD

-H- Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Henry Company Robbins Wood Preserving
Basys Processing
Hood Distribution
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Huttig Building Products
Roseburg Forest Products
BlueLinx Corporation

Royal Building Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.

Boise Cascade Corp.
Intex Millwork Solutions

Brackett Brothers Corp.

Building 9 Corp.

-K- -S-
Cameron Ashley Building Products
Kerridge Commercial Systems
Schaffer Associates 

CareWorks Comp


Carolina Atlantic Distributors, Inc.
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
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
LJS Solutions
South-East Lumber
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)

Style Crest, Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Sun Windows, Inc.

Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction

-D- -M- -T-
Dairyman's Supply Co., Inc
Madison Wood Preservers TAH Benefits
Dealers Supply & Lumber Co.
The Marwin Company
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Melcap Partners, LLC
Tampa International Forest Products
DMSi Software
Member Insurance
The Empire Company
DSA Doors
Metal Sales Manufacturing
Trebnick Systems, Inc.
Dyke Industries Metrie Tri-State Forest Products

Metwood Building Solutions True Value Corp.

Mirage Promotions
-N- -U-
Eastern Engineered Wood Products
U.S. Lumber
E-Cubed Consulting

ECi Spruce Computers
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Vann Attorneys. L.L.P
EHOP Health
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Viance

Palmetto Paper Tube


Patwin Plastics
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Peak Auctioneering
Weyerhaeuser Distribution
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Wholesale Millwork, Inc.
Federated  Insurance
Ponderosa Software
WM Coffman Resources
Forest Products Group
PrimeSource Building Products
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Fortress Wood Products

Woodgrain Distribution