BMSA Bulletin
March 2019

Member News

Huttig Building Products reported an 11.5% growth in sales for 2018. Huttig is a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products.


Jessica McGraw has joined Jennings Builders Supply as General Manager of the company's Fletcher, NC store. JP Griffith joined Jennings as Sales Manager and is responsible for the sales team at all four Jennings locations.


Viance has appointed Barbara Stewart to Public Relations Manager, Aaron Sooter to Customer Service Manager and Dave Jones as National Account Manager and Environmental Health & Safety Specialist. Viance is a leading provider of wood treatment preservatives. 

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Summer will be here before we know it. 

Make your plans now to attend BMSA's

Summer Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC
July 25-28, 2019
Double Tree Resort Oceanfront
Enjoy fun in the sun with your family & friends as you learn ways to grow your business!
Click Here to reserve your hotel room right away as space is limited! 

For more information, contact BMSA at 800.849.1503.

Calendar of Events

March 13-14:
Yard & Delivery Manager Seminar
(Roanoke, VA)

March 21:
DOT Webinar

March 20-22:
CFO Roundtable
(Scottsdale, AZ)

March 21-22:
Operations Manager A Roundtable
(Cashiers, NC)

March 27-29:
Roundtable #3
(Greenville, SC)

March 27-29:
Sales Manager Roundtable
(Nashville, TN)

April 1-3: 
NLBMDA Legislative Conference
(Washington, D.C.)

April 7-9: 
Roundtable #1
(Charlotte, NC)

April 15-16: 
2-Day Estimating Seminar
(Columbus, OH)

April 17:
Advanced Estimating Seminar
(Columbus, OH)

April 25-26:
Operations Manager  B Roundtable
(North Charleston, SC)

May 5-7: 
Roundtable #7
(Richmond, VA)

July 25-28:
BMSA's Summer Conference (Myrtle Beach, SC)

BMSA is once again offering our popular two-day Blueprint Reading and Material Take-Off class. We had  a full house for this class last month in Hickory, NC. Next month we will be offering it in the Columbus,  OH area. This class provides your sales staff with hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working  drawings. Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while  developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views. They will be  exposed to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic
single level home with a trussed roof. Among the topics covered in the dynamic 2-day workshop are:
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Scale Usage
  • Estimating Formulas
  • Material Applications
  • Wall Framing
  • Siding & Exterior Trim
  • Gable & Hip Roof Systems
  • Floor Layouts
This class is taught by industry veteran Casey Voorhees. Casey has over 35 years' experience in the  building materials industry, including 25 years teaching contractor sales and material take-off  workshops. He is currently President of Western Building Material Association. 

"Casey did a phenomenal job and laid a very solid foundation down for me when it comes to take-offs.  Yesterday, I received my first set of plans and I feel much more confident after this class," commented  an attendee of this workshop.

One member who sent employees to a previous Blueprint Reading & Material Take-off class said, "Our
four employees had a very positive learning experience. I hope to see this class continue regularly." He  asked, and we are delivering!

The class will be held on April 15-16 at Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing in Grove City, OH. For more
information and to register for this class, CLICK HERE.

In addition to this two-day class, BMSA is also offering its Advanced Estimating Class on April 17, also at  Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co. This advanced class is for those people who have had some prior  experience working with blueprints, but who want to gain a deeper understanding of residential  framing, as well as achieve greater efficiency in completing material estimates. This workshop will go  beyond basic house design and focus on the difficult areas of completing take-offs. 
For more  information and to register for this advanced class, CLICK HERE.
OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard

 The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rule-making to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and were based on industry consensus standards from 1969. Since then, national consensus standards have been updated several times.

OSHA is requesting information on: the types, age, and usage of powered industrial trucks; maintenance and retrofitting; how to regulate older powered industrial trucks; types of accidents and injuries associated with operating these machines; costs and benefits of retrofitting the machines with safety features; and other components of a safety program.  OSHA will use the information received in response to this request to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens and create jobs while improving worker safety.

Comments must be submitted on or before June 9, 2019. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by facsimile or mail. See the  Federal Register notice for submission details. 

See full release here.

(Source:  U.S Dept. of Labor news release, March 2019)

FMCSA Removes
Diabetes Exemption 
for CMV Drivers

Published 2018 rule reduced the need for past exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially rescinded the exemption process affecting more than 4,700 medically certified commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM).

The exemptions, set up in 2003 and 2005, were declared no longer necessary following the establishment of a new rule published in the Federal Register on September 19, 2018. The revised standard allows certified medical examiners, in consultation with the driver's treating clinician, to evaluate and determine whether to grant an ITDM driver a medical examiner's certificate (MEC) to drive a CMV in interstate commerce.

The exemption was removed starting February 21, 2019. Drivers could begin the process of obtaining MECs on November 19, 2018.

Read more  here.

(Source:  J. J. Keller's Transportation SafetyClick  newsletter, March 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