BMSA Bulletin
October 2016
Member News   

BMSA would like to welcome GAF and AGS Stainless as new Associate members. 

Cedar Creek named Kevin Stewart director of operations. 

Parksite launched Dupont's Tyvek Protec line of roofing underlayments.

Huttig Building Products named Matt Thompson as general manager of its Columbus, OH location.

Federated Insurance named Michael G. Kerr as its chief operating officer.

Weyerhaeuser has moved its headquarters to downtown Seattle after spending decades at its campus in Federal Way, Washington.

Jean Fahy was promoted to division manager for Building Material Sales at Do it Best Corp.

Register Today for the North Carolina Lien Law Webinar

It will be an in-depth look at the Mechanic's Lien Law in North Carolina. You'll find out: 1) What changes do you need to know about? 2) What notices must you provide to protect your company in preserving lien rights? 3) What tips can you learn from the experience of others? 

James Vann, whose law office concentrates on construction law, creditors' rights, business law, planning and succession and civil commercial litigation, will discuss:
  • Notice of Contract and Notice of Subcontract Requirements
  • North Carolina Lien Agents and Required Notice
  • Liens on Real Property and Liens on Construction Funds
Click here for the Webinar Registration Form . The webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 2:00 PM EST.

Inventory Control Seminar
Are you ready to raise your skill level about inventory management and integrate technology tools that will help you become more efficient in your purchasing decisions? 
Date : Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Location : Raleigh, NC
The class will cover the basics of inventory management including:
  • Product Class Structure
  • Replenishment Decisions
  • Annual Inventory vs. Perpetual Inventory
  • Inventory Control and Physical vs. Ticketed Inventory Counting Procedures
  • Data Hygiene
  • Red, Yellow, Green Reporting and Control Procedures
  • Vendor-Managed Inventories
  • Vendor Reviews
In addition, the class will include computer tools, mainly focused on Excel; Twenty Things a Lumber Dealer Needs to Know to Be More Efficient with their time.
Special Note : There will be a one-hour homework assignment that will be distributed one month prior to the class. Completing this assignment prior to the seminar will help participants better utilize their time during the class.
Click here for the Seminar Registration Form  which contains detailed information on the program, speaker, cost, location and time of workshop. Space is filling up FAST!
BMSA's Has a New Office! 

BMSA is very excited to say we have a new office! The new mailing address is 3029 Senna Drive, Matthews, NC 28105. The BMSA phone numbers, 800.849.1503 and 704.376.1503, will remain the same, but the fax number is different. The new BMSA fax number is 980.339.3994.
  BMSA's 2016 Building Products Show Approaching Quickly
Booth space is more than 65% sold out! Exhibitors, reserve your booth today! Click to view the  Show Booth Contract and updated Floor Plan . The Annual Building Products Show is a terrific line-up of education programs and the chance for dealers to visit with their suppliers, make new supplier contacts and see the latest industry products. This is one event you don't want to miss! The Building Products Show will be held in Hickory, NC at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on February 1 & 2, 2017. Contact BMSA at 800.849.1503 for more information.
Never Too Early To Start Thinking About Holiday Gifts!

BMSA can help make your holiday gift-giving stress free! Whether you need gifts for customers or employees, BMSA can help. Through our promotional products partnership, we offer hundreds of products to choose from. Sweatshirts, caps, jackets, thumb drives, coffee mugs and much more that can all be customized with your company logo. For more information, contact Jane at BMSA by phone 800.849.1503 or by email at
U.S. and Canada Continue Talks on Softwood Lumber Agreement 

Trade representatives from the United States (U.S.) and Canada have publicly said they are continuing discussions toward a new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) despite the expiration of the one-year cooling off period on October 12. The end of the moratorium allows the U.S. to start imposing higher tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. The last agreement, which was reached in 2006, expired last October. 

The American lumber industry can petition for new tariffs. However, that process would likely take months. In a statement released last week following the expiration of the cooling off period, the U.S. Lumber Coalition, an alliance of American lumber producers, stated that it intends to move forward in initiating trade cases against what it views as "unfairly traded imports from Canada." Should a trade case be brought by U.S. lumber producers it is expected to be several years before the issue is resolved.

(Source: LBM Journal, 10/12/16)
Calendar of Events

October 24 BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Charleston, SC)
October 25: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Charleston, SC)
October 25-27: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Charleston, SC)
November 2-4: Roundtable 7 (Morehead City, NC)

November 9: North Carolina Lien Law Webinar
November 10-11: Leadership Development Roundtable #1 (Charleston, SC)
December 7 : Inventory Control Workshop (Raleigh, NC)
2017 Dates
February 1-2: BMSA's Building Products Show (Hickory, NC)
March 1-2: Installed Sales Roundtable (Charleston, SC)
March 27-29: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.)

March 29-31: Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (TBD)

April 2-4: Roundtable 3 (High Point, NC)

April 19-21: Roundtable 1 (Asheville, NC)
July 27-30:
BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)
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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!  
4ME Group
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.
Reserve Lumber Co.
AGS Stainless
Federated Mutual Insurance
Robbins Manufacturing
Altus GTS
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.  
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Roxul Inc.
Anchor/an Oldcastle Company 
Fortress Wood Products
Royal Building Products
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Schaffer Associates
Assurance Personnel Services 
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Babb Lumber Co.
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
Basys Processing
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Huttig Building Products
Smith Millwork, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Snavely Forest Products
BlueLinx Corporation
Industrial Products Co.
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Style Crest, Inc.
Boise Building Materials Distribution
J.R.B. Peddlers
Sun Windows Inc.
Boise Cascade Corp.
The Jeske Company
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Superior Plastic Products
Building 9 Corp.
Layman's Lumber Guide
TAH Benefits
CareWorks Comp
LBM Advantage
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates
LiftOne, LLC
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
United Wood Treating Company
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
U.S. Lumber
Center-Line Trailers
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
V & H Inc.
Century Group, Inc.
The Marwin Company
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Melcap Partners, LLC
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Member Insurance 
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products
Messer Financial Group
Weyerhaeuser Company
Cox Industries, Inc.
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co. 
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Metwood Building Solutions
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Yoder Lumber Co.
Dancik International
Diamond Hill Plywood
Nucor Steel
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Do It Best Corp.
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Dyke Industries
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Emery-Waterhouse Company
Ponderosa Software
The Empire Company
Epicor Software
Red Bolt Promotions
Facemyer Forest Products
Reeb Millwork