BMSA Bulletin
May 2016
Member News   

BMSA would like to welcome new Associate members BizLender and Member Insurance.

Congratulations to Adam Champer and Kelli Devanna on winning the 2016 Ohio Student Scholarship. Each will receive $1,000 towards their education.

The Lester Group of Martinsville, Va. has purchased the assets of the Masonite Architectural Door Company plant in Fredericksburg, VA. Click to read more.

Cedar Creek has named Mike Wilson as VP of sales; Paul Lyle as regional VP of the East Region; and Bruce Kulzer as regional VP of the Southern Region. They also announced the acquisition of UBS (Universal Building Specialties), a two-step building product distributor located in Lakeland, Florida.
Snavely Forest Products has named Judith Marquez as divisional accounting manager of the Dallas division; Melissa Hutchens has been named divisional accounting manager of the North Carolina division; Mike Kudis as its business analyst and Laura Snavely as its retail customer support manager.

Ron Calhoun, President and CEO of Palmer-Donavin Mfg., has been named Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Institute.

BlueLinx's Raleigh, NC; Charleston, SC; and San Antonio Locations will now distribute Boral TrueExterior Siding and Trim.

Wolf Home Products has released a new logo. Click here to see. 

A friendly reminder that the BMSA office will be closed May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  

Calendar of Events

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

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, SC) 
  Make Your Plans for the 2016 Summer Conference

BMSA's Summer Conference is always a Special Event for Dealers, Suppliers and their families! It's a time to visit with our industry's best suppliers and see their new products and services. It's a time to exchange information and share ideas. It's also a chance to spend time with your family and industry friends. The Summer Conference will be held July 28-31, 2016 at the Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. 

The theme this year is "Champions By Design"! From the business meetings to the sporting and social events - this meeting has been planned for you! Virginia Beach is a popular spot and rooms run out quickly so please make your hotel reservation right away! Below are the links for information and forms. If you have any questions please call the BMSA office at 800.849.1503. 
NLBMDA Applauds Introduction of Timber Innovation Act

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds introduction earlier this month of the Timber Innovation Act (S. 2892). 
The bill 1) authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Tall Wood Building Prize Competition annually over the next five years; 2) creates federal grants to support outreach, research and development, and education with the purpose of accelerating the use of wood in tall buildings; and 3) authorizes the USDA to implement a program of education and technical assistance for mass timber applications. Click here to read more. 

(Source: NLBMDA) 
Results of 2016 ProSales Top  
100 Are In   
The results of the ProSales Top 100 Survey are in! The nation's largest pro-oriented construction supply firms saw sales rise 10.2% in 2015 from their year-earlier performance to reach $41.74 billion, while they increased the number of facilities by 9.7% and grew payrolls by 10.5%.

Equally notable is how different this year's list is from the previous one. Four of the top 12 firms and nine out of 100 on last year's list are missing this time because of mergers and acquisitions in 2015. And because most of the acquiring companies are in the top 10 of the ProSales 100, those 10 firms' share of the overall market grew dramatically last year. Click here to see the list.

Congratulations to BMSA members for making the Top 100 list: Professional Builders Supply (Morrisville, NC), TW Perry (Gaithersburg, MD), Big C Lumber (Granger, IN), Guy C. Lee Building Materials (Smithfield, NC), The Lester Group (Martinsville, VA), Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware (Cashiers, NC), Garris Evans Lumber (Greenville, NC), Buck Lumber & Building Supply (Charleston, SC) and Yoder's Building Supply (Fairplay, SC).

(Source: ProSales)
Builder Confidence Remains Flat 
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged in May at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo

The May reading marked the fourth straight month of the HMI standing at an index value of 58. While the HMI remains in positive territory, soft economic data for the start of 2016, combined with persistent supply issues including access to building lots and rising regulatory burdens, are having impacts on the single-family construction market. NAHB continues to forecast solid growth for single-family starts for the rest of 2016 and into 2017 given low interest rates, positive job creation, and a gradual rebuilding of the industry's infrastructure.
(Source: Robert Dietz, NAHB) 
Stay Connected with BMSA!  

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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
Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
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
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Roxul Inc.
BlueLinx Corporation
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Royal Building Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Huttig Building Products
Schaffer Associates
Boise Building Materials Distribution
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Boise Cascade Corp.
Industrial Products Co.
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
Bonsal American Co.
Integrity Payment Systems LLC
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Smith Millwork, Inc.
Building 9 Corp.
J.R.B. Peddlers
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks Comp
The Jeske Company
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
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
United Wood Treating Company
Cosella-Dorken Products
The Marwin Company
U.S. Lumber
Cox Industries, Inc.
Member Insurance
V & H Inc.
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Metwood Building Solution
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Dancik International
Weyerhaeuser Company
Diamond Hill Plywood
Nucor Steel
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Do It Best Corp.
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Wolf Inc.
Dyke Industries
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Yoder Lumber Co.
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Ponderosa Software

Epicor Software

Facemyer Forest Products
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.