BMSA Bulletin
JULY 2015

PO Box 18667
Charlotte, NC 28218
Phone: 800-849-1503 ~ 704-376-1503

Member News

BMSA would like to welcome Royal Building Products of Richmond, VA as a new Associate Member!


The recent acquisition of Stevenson Lumber brings the number of Big C's lumberyards to 16.


Do it Best has announced a new overseas agreement to develop its first locations in Saudi Arabia.

TW Perry, Gaithersburg, MD, expanded its millshop and relocated it to a bigger facility in Jessup, MD.



Terry Lumber & Supply, Peninsula, OH (75th)

Strait and Lamp Lumber, Hebron, OH (65th)

New Positions:  


Michael Lee is new to sales at Huttig Building Products, Rocky Mount, NC.


Gerald Ivey has joined Professional Builders Supply, Wilmington, NC, as a purchasing agent.

Caid Bonnoitt is a new account manager for Professional Builders Supply in North Charleston, SC.


Kursten Cofer

is now commercial division sales manager for Home Builders Supply Co., Greenville, NC.  


Greg Brooks, CEO, Building Supply Channel, New Albany, IN, was elected to the Board of Directors of The Lester Group, Martinsville, VA.

Jon Shade is the new manager of BMSA member Big C Lumber's Edgerton, OH location.   


Gregg Pudell, the former manager there, has moved on to manage Stevenson Lumber in Adrian, MI.   


Weyerhaeuser announced David Helmers as its new vice president of distribution.    

Last Call for Summer Conference! 

BMSA's Summer Conference is just a few short weeks away! The Summer Conference will be held July 23-26 in Virginia Beach, VA. We have some great business programs planned as well fun activities for all ages. If you haven't registered already, please do so before it is too late! For more information and to register for the Summer Conference visit our website

Calendar of Events

July 23: BMSA 

Executive Committee Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)


July 23: BMSA Board of Directors Meeting (Virginia Beach, VA)


July 23-26: Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA)


September 22-25: Women in Lumber Leadership Conference (Dahlonega, GA)


September 23-25: CFO Roundtable (Carmel, CA)


September 27-29: Roundtable 3 (Nashville, TN)


October 4-6: Roundtable 6 (Charleston, SC)


October 11-13: Roundtable 1 (Jackson, TN)


October 28-30: NLBMDA's ProDealer Industry Summit (Colorado Springs, CO)


November 1-3: Roundtable 7 (Roanoke, VA)


November 4-6: Sales Managers Roundtable (Asheville, NC)


November 10: Special Orders Seminar (Columbus, OH)


November 11-12: Yard and Delivery Managers Workshop (Columbus, OH)


December 1: Beat Last Year Sales Seminar (Charlotte, NC)

December 2-3:
Emerging Leaders/Next Gen Roundtable (Charlotte, NC) 

Have you Missed one of BMSA's Webinars? 


Don't despair, you can catch up on what you missed by viewing archived versions of the webinars. The following webinars have been archived for you:

  • Performance Reviews (March 2015)
  • HazCom & OSHA Safety in the Workplace Issues (December 2014)
  • Safety in the Workplace - Hand & Back Safety (October 2014)
  • Maintaining a Balanced Inventory in an Unpredictable Market (March 2013)
  • Yard Foreman Excellence 2-part (November 2013)
  • Benefits - The Fast Track to Gaining and Retaining Profitable Customers (September 2012)

The cost is $99 for each single archived webinar; two-part webinars are $180. For more information or to order a webinar, contact Cindy Hartley at or 800.966.4202.

Update on Overtime - Wage and Hour Division


On June 29th, President Obama made an important announcement regarding overtime. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has been working to update the rule that would extend overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year.


WHD developed a proposal that would:

  • Raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime to equal the 40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried workers. As proposed, this would raise the salary threshold from $455 a week ($23,660 a year) to a projected level of $970 a week ($50,440 a year) in 2016.
  • Extend overtime pay and the minimum wage to nearly 5 million workers within the first year of its implementation, of which 56 percent are women and 53 percent have at least a college degree.
  • Provide greater clarity for millions more workers so they can determine more easily if they should be receiving overtime pay.
  • Prevent a future erosion of overtime and ensure greater predictability by automatically updating the salary threshold based on inflation or wage growth over time.
(Source: ComplyAbility) 
Rick Davis to Speak at the ProDealer Industry Summit

Sales Leadership Up and Down the Chain of Command


Imagine a football coach sending his players on the field without a playbook. Instead he tells his players to outscore the competition while expecting them to improvise the plays. Every day business leaders tell their salespeople to outsell the competition without providing a playbook. Rick Davis' presentation at the 2015 ProDealer Industry Summit describes the way to shift from after-the-fact, results-based leadership to leadership by performance objectives that produce predictable sales results.

Rick Davis is the owner of Building Leaders, a sales training company devoted exclusively to the construction products industry. 

ProDealer Industry Summit

October 28-30, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Register Today!

DOL Releases Updated FMLA Forms


With almost no advance notice, the federal government has revised recently expired FMLA forms to reflect an updated effective date. The core suite of FMLA forms-doctors' certifications of serious health conditions, notices of rights and responsibilities and designation notices-expired on Feb. 28, 2015.  They now carry an expiration date of May 31, 2018.


CLICK HERE for the rest of the story.


2015 Tennessee Mill Tour

Head to Tennessee - land of beautiful rolling hills, rivers, history, and music! 


The trip takes place Sunday, October 4th - Friday, October 9th. Starting in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee you will get to visit McKenzie, Jackson, Ripley, and have the optional destination point of either Memphis or Nashville.  On this trip you'll have the opportunity to visit several building product manufacturing plants, while also taking in the sights of beautiful Tennessee. If you are interested in this trip please view the registration brochure, schedule, and registration form to find out more information.  The Early Bird Rate has been extended through July 31st.  


(Source: Northwestern Lumber Association) 

Interested in NLBMDA's Political Activity? 

Complete a Prior Approval Form Today!

The Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC), the political action committee of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), has important information to share with you about their political activities. However, your written permission is needed before we can send this information. This in no way obligates you to contribute to LuDPAC.
Click here to fill out your Prior Approval Form.



BMSA Associate Members


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 Company 

PrimeSource, Inc.  

Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.  


Randolph-Bundy, Inc.  

Appleton Supply Company 

Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing) 

Reeb Millwork   

Assurance Personnel Services   

Fortress Wood Products  

Reserve Lumber Co.  


Babb Lumber Co.   


Franchise Insurance Agency, Inc.  

Robbins Manufacturing  

Basys Processing  


Francis-Schulze Co.  

Rocco Building Supplies, LLC 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC 

Galco Sales, Inc.  

Roxul Inc.  

BlueLinx Corporation  

Georgia-Pacific - Structural Panels Division 

Royal Building Products  


BlueTarp Financial, Inc  

Great Lakes Stair & Millwork Co., The 

Schaffer Associates

Boise Building Materials Distribution 

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.  

Sherwood Lumber Corp.

Boise Cascade Corp.  

Guardian Building Products  

Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.

Bonsal American Co.  

Halo Promotional Products - Leo Eisner  

Smith Millwork, Inc.

Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.  

Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran  

Snavely Forest Products

Building 9 Corp.   

Huttig Building Products  

Spruce Computer Systems/ ECi Solutions


IKO Roofing Products  

Style Crest, Inc.

Care Works MCO of Ohio 

IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Assoc.)  

Sun Windows Inc

Cargotec USA Inc., Hiab   

Industrial Products Co.  

Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction

Carl Rogers in Association with Park South Group  

Integrity Payment Systems LLC 

Superior Plastic Products 

Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.  

J.R.B Peddlers  

TAH Benefits

Carter Millwork, Inc.  

 Larson Manufacturing Co.  

Tamko Building Products, Inc.

Cedar Creek Holdings Inc.  

Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.  

The Emery-Waterhouse Company

Center-Line Trailers  

LMc (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)  

The Empire Company

Charles F. Shiels & Company 

Lumber Sales Corporation 

Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.

Clem Lumber & Distributing Company  

Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.  

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC  


Cox Industries, Inc.  

Madison Wood Preservers, Inc. 

United Wood Treating Company 

Creative Destinations, Inc.  

Marwin Company  

V & H Inc.  


Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.  

Messer Financial Group  

Vann Attorneys, L. L. P. 

Culpeper Wood Preservers  

Metal Sale Manufacturing Co.  

Viance - Treated Wood Solutions  


D.W. Lift Sales, Inc.  

Milliken Millwork, Inc.  

Welco Enterprises, Inc.  


Dairyman's Supply Co., Inc.  

Mr. Spindle Inc.  

Weyerhaeuser Company  


Diamond Hill Plywood Company  


Wholesale Millwork Inc.  




Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.  


Do It Best Corp.  

Packard Forest Products, Inc.  

Wolf Inc. 


Dyke Industries Inc.  

Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co. 

Woodford Plywood Inc.  




Yoder Lumber Co., Inc. 

ENAP, Inc.  

Paul Argoe Screen, Inc.  


Essric Cement Corp.  

Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies  


F.P. Supply 

Pine Forest Products, Inc.  


Facemyer Forest Products   

Ponderosa Software


Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc.  

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