BMSA Bulletin
September 2016
Member News   

BMSA would like to welcome new Associate members, Melcap Partners, LLC and 4ME Group.

Jay Brown VP of sales and business development at Do it Best Corp is retiring December 31 after more than 30 years in the industry.

Parksite has promoted Jim Coulter to Director of Supply Chain. Coulter is replacing Steven Schmidt who is retiring after a 41 year career with Parksite.

Parksite employees donated hundreds of school supplies to their communities in Akron, OH, Stem, NC and other places across the country as part of their 2016 Volunteer Initiative. 

TAMKO Building Products created new positions to grow its decking business. It named Executive VP Tim Whelan to lead all parts of the composite decking operation and Brian Lowry as Senior Director, Decking and Matt Shaner as General Sales Manager, Decking to help with the operation. 

Ken McBride of Danville, VA has joined The Lester Group as Director of Manufacturing for the Fortress Division. 

Jeff Wilder has been promoted to general manager of Cedar Creek's Richmond, VA., distribution center.

Madison Wood Preservers, Madison, VA., is being profiled on the TV show World's Greatest! They have the world's largest wood treating facility in terms of physical size and treating capacity - 180,000 sq. ft., capable of treating over 1 million bd. ft. of lumber in a 
single day. 

DMSi has been named one of America's fastest growing private businesses published by Inc. Magazine. 

Calendar of Events

September 21-23: CFO Roundtable (Grimes, IA)
September 29-30: Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Roanoke, VA)
October 2-4: Roundtable 3
October 9-11: Roundtable 1 (Greenville, SC)
October 20-21: Sales Managers Roundtable (Hickory, NC)
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 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.)
July 27-30: BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach. VA
NLBMDA Files Comments on Review of EPA Lead Rule

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its examination of the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The rule regulates renovations of homes built before 1978. Its significant economic impact on small businesses requires the EPA to review it within ten years of enactment and explore options for reducing compliance costs.

In August, NLBMDA attended an Environmental Roundtable on the rule hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, and was concerned about comments made by the EPA that it had no plans to reevaluate the analysis justifying the rule, even though there is now six years of available data to review.

Limited data used to justify the rule, removal of the opt-out provision, inaccuracy of lead paint test kits approved by the EPA for compliance, and requiring certified contractors to do hands-on training to become recertified were cited by NLBMDA as flaws with the current RRP rule. NLBMDA had previously objected to the removal of the opt-out provision as unsubstantiated by the EPA and inconsistent with the Agency's rationale for including the opt-out provision in the initial rule. To view a copy of NLBMDA's comments, click here.

(Source: NLBMDA, Ben Gann, 9/15/16)
Register by October 1 for Early Bird Rate at the ProDealer Industry Summit

Don't miss your chance to network and interact with your peers at NLBMDA's ProDealer Industry Summit in Charleston, SC. The ProDealer Industry Summit is the #1 national event to attend and connect with senior executives, top business owners in the LBM industry, manufacturers and industry experts.  LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices with leaders in the industry in a relaxed, three-day format that encourages networking and personal interaction. 

You can learn about the political and economic outlook from Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders, and don't miss your chance to meet Kevin O'Connor, host of This Old House. He will speak twice: to address innovation in the home building and renovation market and to moderate the new CEO Builder Panel. The ProDealer Industry Summit will be held October 25-27, 2016 in Charleston, SC. Click here to register today! 
Housing Starts Pause in August

Single-family and multi-family housing starts posted declines in August after several months of gains. August single-family starts were down 6% from the July pace, falling back to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 722,000. However, on a year-to-year date basis, single-family construction is continuing at a rate that is 9% higher than this time in 2015. 

Part of the August decline in single-family starts was weather-related, particularly due to flooding issues in Louisiana. The South reported a 13% decline in single-family starts on a monthly basis, and products was 14% lower than the August 2015 pace. Single-family construction in the South will strengthen in the months ahead. Read more here

(Source: NAHB, Robert Dietz, 9/20/16)
Mark Your Calendars! 

Exhibitors, If you haven't reserved your booth for the upcoming 2017 show, please contact Jane Gillespie at or 800-849-1503.

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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.
Robbins Manufacturing
Altus GTS
Federated Mutual Insurance
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.  
Roxul Inc.
Anchor/an Oldcastle Company  
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Royal Building Products
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.  
Fortress Wood Products
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
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co. 
Weyerhaeuser Company
Cox Industries, Inc.
Metwood Building Solutions
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Yoder Lumber Co.
Dancik International
Nucor Steel

Diamond Hill Plywood
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Do It Best Corp.
Dyke Industries
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Ponderosa Software
Emery-Waterhouse Company
The Empire Company
Red Bolt Promotions
Epicor Software
Reeb Millwork
Facemyer Forest Products
Reserve Lumber Co.