BMSA Bulletin
September 2017
Member News   
Culpeper Wood Preservers is renovating the former Georgia-Pacific wood preserving plant in Roanoke Rapids, NC, which has been closed for about a decade. Culpeper will spend $2.7 million acquiring and renovating what will be its sixth treating facility.
Huttig Building Products has struck a manufacturing deal with American Fasteners Co. of Jurupa Valley, Calif., expanding Huttig's fastener offerings. AFC will  produce collated fasteners in the southwest, which will be offered under the Huttig brand. 
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Mark Your Calendar
BMSA is already planning two great meetings for next year, so mark your calendar now!

BMSA's 2018 Annual Building Products Show
February 7-8, 2018 

BMSA's 2018 Summer Conference
July 26-29, 2018

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You don't want to miss either of these popular events! 

Calendar of Events
September 25-27: CFO Roundtable (Albany, NY)
September 27-28: Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop (Roanoke, VA)

September 28-29: Leadership Development Roundtable 2 (Charleston, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 1 (Hilton Head, SC)

October 8-10: Roundtable 3 (Charlotte,NC)

October 17-19: NLBMDA ProDealer Industry Summit (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23-24: Leadership Development Roundtable 1 (Charlottesville, VA)

October 26-27: Sales Managers Roundtable (Gatlinburg, TN)

November 1-3: Roundtable 7 (Nashville, TN)

November 8: BMSA Executive Committee Meeting (Columbus, OH)

November 9: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Columbus, OH)

February 7-8: BMSA's Annual Building Products Show

February 27-March 1: Installed Sales Roundtable (Asheville, NC)

March 19-21: NLBMDA Legislative Conference (Washington, DC)  
July 26-29: BMSA's Summer Conference 
Hurricane Harvey's Potential National Impact -- Inflation, Worker Shortage

Devastating Hurricane Harvey, unprecedented in its rainfall, could be a slight negative for U.S. growth in the third quarter, but economists say it may ultimately provide a tiny boost to the national economy because of the rebuilding in the Houston area. It may also impact inflation. 
The obvious way Harvey could affect inflation is through gasoline prices at the pump, which are already rising just because Houston and the surrounding area have been forced to shut down refining production.
Another reason Houston could generate a little inflation is because it's already facing a shortage of construction workers, and if the massive rebuilding effort attracts workers from other states, that shortage could go national. The competition for workers could lead to higher wages.   Read more. 
(Source: CNBC Market Insider with Patti Domm.) 
The Blind Side: Is Your A/R Program Saving Customer's Time and Effort? 
I loved the book The Blind Side about the discovery of future NFL left tackle, Michael Oher, written by Michael Lewis and later adapted into a blockbuster movie starring Sandra Bullock. The story opens by explaining how the left tackle position, someone who never touches the football, has become one of the most highly paid positions in the NFL. It's confusing to the casual fan, but Lewis reveals the hidden-in-plain-sight logic: the most important player on the NFL roster is the quarterback, typically a right-handed passer. The second most important position is the left tackle, who prevents the defense from hitting the quarterback's blind side, where chance of injury is more likely.

B2B businesses have a blind side, too: it's their customers experience with their A/R program. Why?  Read more
(Source: Scott Simpson, CEO of BlueTarp) 
BlueTarp's Quarterly Index Report

Consumer optimism cheers dealers and helps drive BlueTarp index to sharp gain, but delinquency rates remain high. Check it out here!

BlueTarp Index, published in ProSales, September 2017)
14 Million US Businesses are at Risk of Hacker Threat, Including Yours

Large corporations spend hundreds of thousands, often millions, of dollars on cybersecurity, but when it comes to small businesses, many owners aren't spending enough.

Only 2 percent of the small-business owners surveyed in the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey said they view the threat of a cyberattack as the most critical issue they face. The survey, conducted in April, gathered the findings from more than 2,000 small-business owners across the country in a variety of industries.

That, in some ways, makes sense. Taxes and the cost of employee health care were two of the highest-ranking items and certainly are more front of mind on a day-to-day basis. But online security experts say that very lack of focus makes small businesses a lot more vulnerable.

"Most small-business owners take the attitude of 'Why would anybody care about me? I'm just the little guy.'

It's because you're the little guy that you're of interest," says Hemu Nigam, founder of SSP Blue, an internet security consultant business, and the former vice president of internet enforcement at the Motion Picture Association of America.

Chris Morris, special to
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Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
AGS Stainless 
The Empire Company 
Ponderosa Software

Epicor Software 
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Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.  
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Randolph-Bundy Inc.

Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
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Red Bolt Promotions
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.  
Fortress Wood Products
Reeb Millwork

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Banyan Consulting Group 
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Basys Processing
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BlueLinx Corporation 
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Schaffer Associates 

BlueTarp Financial, Inc. 
Huttig Building Products

Boise Cascade Corp. 
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.  
Industrial Products Co.
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Building 9 Corp. 
Intex Millwork Solutions
Snavely Forest Products
CareWorks Comp 
J.R.B. Peddlers
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions

Carl Rogers & Associates 
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Style Crest, Inc. 
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc. 
LBM Advantage

Sun Windows Inc. 
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction 
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LJS Solutions
Superior Plastic Products 
Center-Line Trailers 
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
TAH Benefits
Century Group, Inc. 
Lumber Sales Corporation
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
Charles F. Shiels & Company 
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution 
TAPCO Group 
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company 
Madison Wood Preservers

The Marwin Company

Trebnick Systems, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products 
Melcap Partners, LLC

Tri-State Forest Products 

Cox Industries, Inc. 
Member Insurance

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Creative Destinations, Inc. 
Messer Financial

U.S. Lumber

Crumpler Plastic Pipe 
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
V & H Inc. 

Culpeper Wood Preservers 
Metwood Building Solutions
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Dancik International
Mitek Industries
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions 

Diamond Hill Plywood Company 
Muneris Benefits 

Welco Enterprises, Inc.

DMSi Software  
Wesco Distribution, Inc.
Dyke Industries 
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E-Cubed Consulting
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Woodford Plywood, Inc.

Yoder Lumber Co.