BMSA Bulletin
March 2016
Member News   

BMSA would like to welcome Dancik International and Layman's Lumber Guide as new Associate members.

BMSA would like to welcome IW Building Supply as a new Dealer member.

Snavely Forest Products has named Clark Spitzer as chief operating officer; John DiGnazio as vice president; and Mike Gaydos as human resource director. Snavely Forest Products has also named Bill Georgelis its new senior sales and marketing manager.
 
OpenGate Capital has announced it will acquire the Window and Door division of Royal Building Products. Read more here.
 
ECi announced the release of RockSolid MAX, their latest product for small-to medium-sized hardware and home center dealers.

Friendly reminder that the BMSA office will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of Good Friday. The office will reopen Monday, March 28.

If your company has any anniversaries, special events,  or new store openings and would like them mentioned in an upcoming BMSA Bulletin, please email Jessie Norman at jessien@mybmsa.org.  

Calendar of Events
  
March 16-17: Installed Sales Roundtable (South Bend, IN)

March 17-18: Basic Blueprint Reading and Material Take-off (Worthington, OH) 

April 18-20: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, DC)

April 20-22: CFO Roundtable (Charleston, SC)

April 21-22: Sales Manager Roundtable (Asheville, NC)

April 24-26:
Roundtable 1 (Atlanta, GA)

May 4-6:
Roundtable 3 (Olympia, WA)

May 16-17: Leadership Development Roundtable #1 (Roanoke, VA) 

May 18-20: Roundtable 7 (Charlotte, NC)

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

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

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

Canada's Minister of International Trade Cheers Breakthrough in Soft Lumber Agreement Talks

Canada's Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, is thrilled that President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have given their officials 100 days to outline a new softwood lumber deal. "I was cheering when I heard the U.S. president-it's not my president, it's their president-saying a deal is a good thing and we're going to reach one and that's what he said," Freeland said following the leaders' joint news conference March 10.

Though the disputes about softwood lumber will not end any time soon, Freeland remains hopeful that the new deadline and the willingness of Americans to compromise will lead to a new deal in everyone's favor. Click here to read more.  

(Source: ProSales) 
NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe Talks Retirement After 40 Years in the Housing World

After 13 years with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a policy analyst and 27 years as an economist with the National Association of Home Builders, David Crowe has seen his fair share of ups and downs in the housing market. Now, he is retiring as the NAHB's chief economist and handing the reins over to Robert Dietz, the association's current VP of tax and market analysis, on March 18. Robert Dietz spoke during BMSA's membership breakfast at the Building Products Show in early February. Click here to read more.

(Source: Construction Dive)
Builder Confidence Holds Steady in March
 
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was unchanged in March at a level of 58 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). "Confidence levels are hovering above the 50-point mid-range, indicating that the single-family market continues to make slow but steady progress," said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. "However, builders continue to report problems regarding a shortage of lots and labor."

"While builder sentiment has been relatively flat for the last few months, the March HMI reading correlates with NAHB's forecast of a steady firming of the single-family sector in 2016," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. "Solid job growth, low mortgage rates, and improving mortgage availability will help keep the housing market on a gradual upward trajectory in the coming months." Click here to read more.
 
(Source: National Association of Home Builders)
 
The Perfect Summer Vacation for the Entire Family!     



Looking for the perfect vacation this summer, but you're not sure you have the time to take off from your busy work schedule? No problem, BMSA has you covered. Attend BMSA's annual Summer Conference for a mixture of family fun, a chance to connect with others in the industry, see new products and hear industry speakers! The Summer Conference will be held July 28-32 in Virginia Beach, VA. More information will be coming your way soon.
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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!

Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Federated Mutual Insurance
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
Fleetmatics
Reeb Millwork
Assurance Personnel Services
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Reserve Lumber Co.
Babb Lumber Co.
Fortress Wood Products
Robbins Manufacturing
Basys Processing
Francis-Schulze Co.
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Roxul Inc.
BlueLinx Corporation
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Royal Building Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates
Boise Building Materials Distribution
Huttig Building Products
Screeneze
Boise Cascade Corp.
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
Bonsal American Co.
Industrial Products Co.
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
Integrity Payment Systems LLC
Smith Millwork, Inc.
Building 9 Corp.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks Comp
J.R.B. Peddlers
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Style Crest, Inc.
Carl Rogers in Association with Park South Group
Layman's Lumber Guide
Sun Windows Inc.
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Superior Plastic Products
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
LiftOne, LLC
TAH Benefits
Center-Line Trailers
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Century Group, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
The Emery-Waterhouse Company
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
The Jeske Company
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products
The Marwin Company
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Cox Industries, Inc.
Messer Financial Group
United Wood Treating Company
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
U.S. Lumber
Culpeper Wood Preservers

Dancik International
Metwood Building Solutions

NCS

V & H Inc.

Vann Attorneys, L.L.P
Dairyman's Supply Co., Inc.
NILCO
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Diamond Hill Plywood
Norbord
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
DMSi
Nucor Steel
Weyerhaeuser Company
Do It Best Corp.
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Dyke Industries Inc.
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
ECMD
Parksite
Wolf Inc.
Epicor Software
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Facemyer Forest Products
Ponderosa Software
Yoder Lumber Co.
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
Randolph-Bundy