BMSA Bulletin
June 2016
Member News   

ECi has been named one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America. This is the first year that ECi has applied for the prestigious recognition. Click here to read more.

BMSA would like to welcome new Associate member, Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures.

The ProDealer Industry Summit takes place October 25-27, 2016 in Charleston, SC. Register today! 

Click here to see the list of exhibitors for the 2016 Summer Conference Exhibit Program. 

Attention ALL Members: If your company is having an anniversary, opening a new location, has a new hire or any company news, please email to have it published in BMSA's monthly Bulletin.

NLBMDA Issues Guidance on  
New Overtime Rules

On May 18, the Department of Labor issued its new overtime rule despite vigorous opposition from the business sector. NLBMDA, among many other groups, filed comments against the proposed rule, citing the negative impacts on employers and employees alike. The rule takes effect December 1, 2016 and both salary thresholds will be updated every three years, with the first update scheduled for January 1, 2020. See  NLBMDA Regulatory Guidance: New Department of Labor Overtime Rule. This and other material may also be found at on the NLBMDA Regulatory Affairs webpage under Labor and Employment.

(Source: NLBMDA

Calendar of Events

July 28-31: BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)

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 Managers Roundtable (Hickory, NC)

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)
Welcome Susie VanLandingham to the BMSA Family!

We are very excited to announce that Susie VanLandingham has joined the BMSA Team as Director of Education & Training. With a degree in Recreation Tourism Management from Old Dominion University, Susie brings with her several years of experience in the hotel/hospitality industry. Her experience on  the location-side of meeting planning will help us greatly with planning seminars and roundtable meetings, in addition to our annual Building Products Show and Summer Conference. Susie grew up in the LBM industry, as her family owned  and operated Builders Supply of Petersburg for generations. Her dad, Jim VanLandingham, was Chairman of SBMA in 2004. Susie can be reached at
Don't Delay in Making Your Plans!
Exhibit space is sold out! Thank you to the exhibiting companies for participating in this year's exhibit program. Please complete your hotel form if haven't done so already. We are only able to secure the reduced rate until JUNE 26th. Be sure to fill out the Summer Conference Registration form and email it to or fax to 704.331.9663.    
Don't Miss Out on these Summer Conference Educational Programs
Olympic Trials: Hiring the Right Person 
Recruiting & hiring the right person has never been more difficult. Some of the things that are going to be discussed are Internet recruiting: How to get the biggest bang for your buck; How do you recruit Senior management and what about truck drivers? How can small companies get the best candidates? Then, of course, the question is "are you SURE you're getting what you think you're getting"? This educational program will take place Friday, July 29, at 2:15 PM with speakers Zuni Corkerton, Founder of RefCheck, & Guy Stanley, VP of Human Resources, The Lester Group.

Olympic Strategy: Planning Your Course 
Dr. Ed Seifried, our favorite economist, will talk about the economy in 2016. Interest rates, the stock market, a sluggish global economy & slow economic growth in the U.S. are major headlines. He'll also discuss current economic conditions and provide an economic forecast so you can plan your course. This educational program will take place Friday, July 29 following the seminar, "Hiring the Right Person."

Olympic Results: Out of the Clouds comes...Technology!

Technology is growing so fast most of us can't keep up with it! Chris Rader, Founder of Rader Solutions, will address questions many of you are asking. Questions such as: What are the advantages of the new software that is out there now? What will future systems do differently? Why the cloud and why now? How can I have a system not tied to a desk? Should I be worried about fraud prevention? This educational program will take place Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 AM.

Olympic Strategy: Champions by Design 
Carl Rogers, President of Rogers & Associates, will lead a roundtable discussion on topics such as structuring an incentive program for potential ownership to get more people to join the company and how to find sources of income needed to grow the business. Questions such as: Is this the time to look for another location or is it time to expand my investment into the company via new products or scopes of the business? Where do I want to be in 5 years? This discussion takes place Sunday, July 31 at 8:00 AM.    
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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! 
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Federated Mutual Insurance
Robbins Manufacturing
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Assurance Personnel Services
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Roxul Inc.
Babb Lumber Co.
Fortress Wood Products
Royal Building Products
Basys Processing
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Schaffer Associates
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
BlueLinx Corporation
Huttig Building Products
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Smith Millwork, Inc.
Boise Building Materials Distribution
Industrial Products Co.
Snavely Forest Products
Boise Cascade Corp.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Spruce Computer Systems/Eci Solutions
Bonsal American Co.
J.R.B. Peddlers
Style Crest, Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
The Jeske Company
Sun Windows Inc.
Building 9 Corp.
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
CareWorks Comp
Layman's Lumber Guide
Superior Plastic Products
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
LBM Advantage
TAH Benefits
Carl Rogers & Associates
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LiftOne, LLC
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Carter Millwork, Inc.
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Center-Line Trailers
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
United Wood Treating Company
Century Group, Inc.
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
U.S. Lumber
Charles F. Shiels & Company
The Marwin Company
V & H Inc.
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Member Insurance
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Cosella-Dorken Products
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Cox Industries, Inc.
Metwood Building Solutions
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Company
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Nucor Steel
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Dancik International
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Wolf Inc.
Diamond Hill Plywood
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Yoder Lumber Co.
Do It Best Corp.
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Dyke Industries
Ponderosa Software
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Red Bolt Promotions
Epicor Software

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