BMSA Bulletin
July 2016
Member News 

BMSA is looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces next week, July 28-31, in Virginia Beach for the 2016 Summer Conference! If you need any last minute Summer Conference info click here

BMSA would like to welcome new Associate member, Altus GTS

Do it Best Corp. has been given the President's Award by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. BBBSA also awarded Do it Best's Laura Frederick as the 2016 national Big Sister of the Year.

The APA has released its 2016 Structural Panel and Engineered Wood Yearbook.

Weyerhaeuser will sell its liquid packaging board business to Nippon Paper Industries Co .

Epicor announced three new financial add-ons for BisTrack. This new functionality is designed to streamline a number of the time-consuming and labor-intensive processes that occur in the back offices of LBM dealers and distributors. Read more.  

Epicor Software Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the global investment firm KKR from funds advised by Apax Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 
Calendar of Events

July 28BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)

July 28: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)

July 28-31: BMSA's Summer Conference

September 21-23: CFO Roundtable (Grimes, IA)

September 29-30: Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Roanoke, VA)

October 2-4: Roundtable 3 (Charleston, SC)

October 9-11: Roundtable 1 (Greenville, SC)

October 20-21: Sales Manager Roundtable (Hickory, NC)

October 24: BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Charleston, SC)

October 25: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Charleston, SC)

October 25-27: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Charleston, SC)

November 2-4: Roundtable 7 (Morehead City, NC)

November 10-11: Leadership Development Roundtable #1 (Charleston, SC)
BMSA's New Online Digital Buyers Guide! 

BMSA's new online digital Buyer's Guide is now available! A link to this exclusive,  easily accessible resource can be found on the BMSA's website. This 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 and companies 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! 
New Courses Added to BMSA's Online Training

Check out BMSA's online training. Some new courses have been added and others have been updated. Go to www.bmsatraining.org to learn about this valuable member resource. It offers you the opportunity to train your employees on a wide range of topics - industry-specific training on demand.

The following courses are new or recently updated:
  • Common Sense Customer Service Techniques
  • Common Sense Selling 02: Researching Prospects
  • Construction Management for LBM Salespeople
  • Deck Materials: Types, Features, and Uses
  • Gross Margin & Markup
  • Gross Margin & Markup Calculator
  • Take Charge on the Sales Counter
  • Decks 2 & 3
OSHA Fines to Rise 78% Starting August 1st

The Labor Department announced recently that, as a result of Congressional action last year, it will  raise by 78% the maximum penalties it can impose for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules.
 
The changes affect penalties assessed after Aug. 1 for violations that occurred after Nov. 2, 2015. They are contained in an interim final rule that will be published soon in the Federal Register. The 78% hike implements changes required by Congress' passage last November of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.  As reported by Remodeling in February that law required agencies to publish "catch up" rules regarding the penalties they impose so that the penalties no longer lose their financial sting because of inflation. For instance, OSHA's maximum penalties haven't changed since 1990.
 
(Source: ProSales Online)
Take Action this Summer:
Meet with Your Lawmakers over the Congressional Recess

Take action over the seven-week congressional break by meeting with your Members of Congress in the communities they represent. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions have added two weeks to the traditional summer recess. Both the Senate and House left Washington, D.C. on July 15 and will not return until after Labor Day on September 6.
Now is a great time to contact your local House and Senate offices and invite them to tour your lumberyard. NLBMDA staff and BMSA are happy to help in providing you with the tools you need to engage your elected officials during the extended break.
When you do make your appointments make sure to let NLBMDA know, and after the meeting please send your pictures to ben@dealer.org . Click here to read more. 

(Source: NLBMDA)
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BMSA ASSOCIATE MEMBERS  
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! 
 
Altus GTS
Federated Mutual Insurance
Robbins Manufacturing
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Fleetmatics
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Anchor/an Oldcastle Company
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Roxul Inc.
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
Fortress Wood Products
Royal Building Products
Assurance Personnel Services
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Schaffer Associates
Babb Lumber Co.
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Screeneze
Basys Processing
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
BizLender
Huttig Building Products
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Smith Millwork, Inc.
BlueLinx Corporation
Industrial Products Co.
Snavely Forest Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
Boise Building Materials Distribution
J.R.B. Peddlers
Style Crest, Inc.
Boise Cascade Corp.
The Jeske Company
Sun Windows Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Building 9 Corp.
Layman's Lumber Guide
Superior Plastic Products
CareWorks Comp
LBM Advantage
TAH Benefits
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates
LiftOne, LLC
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
United Wood Treating Company
Center-Line Trailers
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
U.S. Lumber
Century Group, Inc.
The Marwin Company
V & H Inc.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Member Insurance
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Cosella-Dorken Products
Metwood Building Solutions
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Cox Industries, Inc.
NCS
Weyerhaeuser Company
Creative Destinations, Inc.
NILCO
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Norbord
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Nucor Steel
Wolf Inc.
Dancik International
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Diamond Hill Plywood
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Yoder Lumber Co.
DMSi
Parksite
Do It Best Corp.
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Dyke Industries
Ponderosa Software
ECMD
Randolph-Bundy
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Red Bolt Promotions
Epicor Software

Facemyer Forest Products
Reeb Millwork
 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
Reserve Lumber Co.