BMSA Bulletin
June 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)

The BMSA office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

Your BMSA staff wishes you a happy 4th! 
Member News

Todd Meade has been promoted to president and CEO of ECMD, North Wilkesboro, NC. He succeeds Joe Woods, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities.


Sharon Woodcock is a new account manager with Madison Wood Preservers, Madison, VA. Lee Shifflett has joined the inside sales team as an account manager, and Sam Taylor is a new assistant account manager. 


Dettwiller True Value Lumber has moved its Pomeroy, OH location into a larger, newly constructed facility.


Reid Price has joined Viance, Charlotte, NC, as graphic design manager.

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.  
The Count Down is On!

3 , 2 , 1...Let's Go!  Grab your beach towel and flip flops, its time to  join your fellow members at BMSA's Summer Conference July 25-28 in Myrtle Beach! You don't want to miss this!

Intriguing education? We got it! 
  • Session 1: "Will 2020's Economy be the Ferris Wheel Ride or the Hurler?" - with Dr. Ed Seifried, Economist
  • Session 2: Build the Ultimate Team Using Navy SEAL Skill-sets, "Boardwalk over Adversity"- with Nick Hays
  • Session 3&4: "Be the Pioneer Millennial Magnet" & "Multi generational Management of the 20 some's through the 60 some's"with Jeff Butler
Fun family adventures? We got it!
  • Kayaking/ Surfing/ Paddle boarding
  • Wonder Works with Laser Tag, Zip-lining, and Ropes course


What are you waiting for?! The count down is on! 
The discounted room rates expire June 20th! Don't delay - reserve your room today! 

For more information go to or call the BMSA office at 800.849/1503.
OSHA Requests Information on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has requested information on a possible update to the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)) standard. The agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as the evolving technology for robotics. OSHA wants information on how employers are using control circuit devices, including information about the types of circuitry and safety procedures being used; limitations of their use to determine under what other conditions control circuit-type devices could be used safely; new risks of worker exposure to hazardous energy as a result of increased interaction with robots; and whether the agency should consider changes to the LOTO standard that would address these new risks. The current standard requires that all sources of energy be controlled during servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment using an energy-isolating device. The standard specifies that control circuit devices cannot be used as energy-isolating devices, but the agency recognizes recent technological advances may have improved the safety of control circuit-type devices. Comments can be submitted on or before Aug. 18.

(Source: OSHA News Release, May 2019)
DOT Funding Bill Would Force 30-Minute Break To Remain 
In Hours Regs

In what could become a clash between lawmakers in the U.S. House and a Department of Transportation aiming to propose an overhaul to drivers' hours of service regulations, a working version of the annual Transportation Department funding bill released by the House's Appropriations Committee last week would bar the DOT from eliminating the 30-minute break requirement of current hours regs.

The 30-minute break, required within a driver's first eight hours on-duty, is one of the most unpopular provisions among truckers within current hours regs, alongside the 14-hour rule. The DOT has not said whether it intends to alter the 30-minute break, which took effect in 2013, with its looming proposal to overhaul hours of service regulations. Some sources from other Overdrive reporting have, however, speculated the 30-minute break may well be altered or removed altogether, and DOT specifically requested feedback from drivers on the break in its 2018 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. 

Read more here.

(Source: Overdrive , May 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
Great Southern Wood Perserving

Reserve Lumber Co.

Averitt Express


-H- Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Henry Company Robbins Wood Preserving
Banyan Consulting Group/Hub International
Hood Distribution
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC

Basys Processing
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

Dairyman's Supply Co., Inc
-M- TAH Benefits
Dealers Supply & Lumber Co.
Madison Wood Preservers
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
The Marwin Company
Tampa International Forest Products
DMSi Software
Melcap Partners, LLC.
The Empire Company
Dyke Industries
Member Insurance
Trebnick Systems, Inc.

Metal Sales Manufacturing Tri-State Forest Products


-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