BMSA Bulletin
March 2018
What is Ladder Safety?

Did you know that about 2,000 ladder-related injuries occur every day and 364 deaths occur each year from falls? And while you may think that you're not susceptible to these injuries, there are actually a lot of everyday tasks that require ladders. Ladders are used for changing light bulbs, hanging home decor, cleaning your roof or gutters, and even reaching the top shelf of the kitchen pantry.

Get a better understanding of ladder safety and help promote safe habits this March during National Ladder Safety Month. 

Click here to access a number of resources to help you make smart choices and stay safe.

(Source: NLBMDA E-Update , March 2018)

Member News
*Keith Harris has become Vice President for marketing at Culpeper Wood Preservers, Lexington, S.C.

*Cary Anderson has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems as Vice President.

Send Us Your News!
If your company is having an anniversary, opening a new location, has a new hire or any company news, please contact BMSA to have the news published in an issue of BMSA's Bulletin.   

Calendar of Events

March 21-22: Yard & Delivery Managers Workshop
(Mooresville, NC)

March 25-27 : Roundtable 1 (Charlotte, NC)

April 18-20 : CFO Roundtable (Kansas City, MO)

April 19-20 : Operations Manager Roundtable (B)
(Fair Play, SC)
April 19-20 : Emerging Leaders Roundtable 2 (Nashville, TN)

April 22-24 : Roundtable 3
(Greensboro, NC)

April 25-27 : Sales Managers Roundtable (Charleston, SC)

April 26-27:  Operations Manager Roundtable (A)
(Durham, NC) 

May 1-2: Yard & Delivery Managers Workshop
(Burlington, NC)

May 3-4 : Emerging Leaders Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)

May 16-18 : Roundtable 7 (Nashville, TN) 
July 26-29 : BMSA's Summer Conference 
(Virginia Beach, VA) 
How National Association of Home Builders'  Chief Economist Thinks Tax Reform Will Impact the Economy 
Housing and home building should benefit, Dietz says

Housing, home builders, and other businesses in the residential construction sector saw some policy wins in the recently enacted tax reform legislation. The once-in-a-generation legislation reduces tax rates for large and small businesses, protects the business interest deduction for real estate firms, and retains the like-kind exchange rules.

It also makes a number of improvements with respect to tax accounting rules, like greatly reducing the reach of the inefficient Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). NAHB estimates that the number of taxpayers affected by the AMT, which in prior years included many small businesses, will fall from 5 million taxpayers to just 200,000 each year.

To read the full article click here.

(Source: Robert Dietz, ProSales Magazine, March 2018)

BlueLinx to Acquire Cedar Creek in $413 Million Deal

BlueLinx, a distributor of building and industrial products in the U.S., has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Creek, a building products wholesale distributor, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners for a purchase price of $413 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis. The purchase price will consist of approximately $345 million in cash and approximately $68 million as the agreed value of the capital leases. The transaction has been unanimously approved by BlueLinx's Board of Directors and is expected to be completed within 45 days, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

To read the full Press Release click here .

(Source: LBM Journal, March 2018)
ECi Software Solutions Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, announced this month the appointment of Leslie Bodnar as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she is responsible for building the ECi brand and driving the company's global go-to-market, digital marketing and demand generation strategies. 

"We are pleased to have Leslie join our team and lead our marketing efforts as we work to provide more value to our customers and the industries we serve," said Ron Books, Chief Executive Officer of ECi.

To read the full press release click here.

(Source: ECi Software Solutions Press Release , March 8th, 2018)

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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! 
Emery-Waterhouse Company  

Ponderosa Software
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
The Empire Company 
Randolph-Bundy, Inc.
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Epicor Software 
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Reeb Millwork

Averitt Express
Federated Mutual Insurance
Reserve Lumber Co. 
Banyan Consulting Group/Hub International 
Forest Products Group
Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Basys Processing
Fortress Wood Products
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC.
Banyan Consulting Group 
Roseburg Forest Products

BlueLinx Corportation
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

Boise Cascade Corp.
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates 

Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc. 
Huttig Building Products

Building 9 Corp.
Industrial Products Co.
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
CareWorks Comp 
Intex Millwork Solutions
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Carl Rogers & Associates
Kerridge Commercial Services
Snavely Forest Products
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Southeast Insurance Group, Inc.

South-East Lumber
Carter Millwork, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions 
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.

Stock Systems
Center-Line Trailers LJS Solutions
Style Crest, Inc,
Charles F. Shiels & Company
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
Sun Windows, Inc.
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Lumber Sales Corporation
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Cosella-Dorken Products
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution
Superior Plastic Products
C ox Industries, Inc.
Madison Wood  Preservers
TAH Benefits
Creative Destinations, Inc.
The Marwin Company
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.  
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Melcap Partners, LLC.

Tampa International Forest
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Member Insurance

Trebnick Systems, Inc. 

Dealers Supply & Lumber Co. 
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co. 

Tri-State Forest Products  

Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Metwood Building Solutions
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC

DMSi Software
Mitek Industries
U.S. Lumber 

Dyke Industries
Muneris Benefits
V & H Inc.  

E-Cubed Consulting NILCO
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.  

Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
EHOP Health
NOVIK/Derby Building Products
Welco Enterprises, Inc.

Now Pro Delivery
Wesco Distribution, Inc. 

Packard Forest Products, Inc.   

Weyerhaeuser Company 


Wholesale Millwork Inc.

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Woodford Plywood, Inc.