BMSA Bulletin
August 2016
BMSA's 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
George S. Miser 
Lumber Service, Inc.

First Vice Chairman
Thad Shuler
Southern Lumber & Millwork

Second Vice Chairman
Jim O'Brien
The Lester Group

Chris Yenrick
Smith Phillips Building Supply

Immediate Past Chairman
Joe Allen
Anderson Lumber Company

Lynn Schwarz

Vice President/Secretary
Cindy Hartley

North Carolina Directors
Bryan Strickland, Guy C Lee
Pete Vitola, Beeson Hardware

Ohio Directors
Evan Jones, Jones Lumber & Millwork
Jeff Crowl, Crowl Lumber Company

South Carolina Directors
Rob Crawford, Buck Lumber
Harley Yoder, Yoder Building Supplies

Tennessee Directors
David Hunt, Tindell's, Inc.
Eddie Crosslin, Crosslin Building Supply

Virginia Directors
Bruce Shelton, Capps Home Building Center
Jim O'Brien, The Lester Group

National Director
Mike Moore, TW Perry
Member News

MoistureShield decking will be available at 5 new Cedar Creek locations: 
Nashville, TN.; Madison, Wis.; Little Rock, AR; Birmingham, AL.; and Indianapolis, IN.

Brad Brubaker has been appointed to Area General Manager for the Carolina's area distribution center at Weyerhaeuser.   
Smith Phillips Building Supply hosted Senator Richard Burr at their Lumber Yard earlier this month. Senator Burr is taking time during congressional recess to visit businesses in his district and hear what problems businesses are facing. 
The following items were left behind at the 2016 Summer Conference:
  • Pair of eye glasses
  • Yoga mat
  • Book (this was left in the Sunday morning business session)
Please contact the BMSA office at 800.849.1503 if one of these items belongs to you. 

A friendly reminder that the BMSA office will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. 
Save the date for BMSA's 2017 Building Products Show taking place February 1 & 2, 2017 in Hickory, NC. 
Support Grows for Legislation Reforming Overtime Rule

Support is growing for the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813), which would phase-in the increase of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule over three years and eliminate the automatic increase. Over 40 trade associations, including NLBMDA, have expressed their support for the legislation. As part of the legislation, the rule would incrementally phase in the new threshold over the next three years, beginning with a 50 percent increase this December and 25 percent increases at the start of 2018 and 2019. Given the impact of the rule, dealers should contact their representative in support of H.R. 5813.

(Source: NLBMDA
BMSA Wins the GOLD!

First and foremost BMSA would like to thank everyone who attended, sponsored & contributed to the success of this year's conference. Without participation from dedicated members it would not have been possible! This year's theme was "Champions By Design" and BMSA certainly came out on top as a champion! The Summer Conference consisted of installing new leaders, guests participating in new Friday fun activities like Topgolf and bike riding, to golfers beating the heat in the annual golf tournament and members listening to excellent industry education on a variety of topics. One of the most memorable moments at the 2016 Summer Conference was honoring Cindy Hartley, VP of BMSA, for the 43 years she has planned the Summer Conference. Thank you Cindy! To see the complete album of the 2016 Summer Conference, click here

Past Chairman of BMSA Joe Allen, with new Chairman, George S. Miser 

BMSA's group of bikers 

VP of BMSA, Cindy Hartley with George W. Lester of The Lester Group
10 reasons NLBMDA members say why you should attend the 2016 ProDealer Industry Summit:
10. ProDealer Industry Summit is the #1 national event to attend and connect with senior executives and business owners in the LBM Industry. 
9. Network with your peers, exchange ideas and gain new insights! 
8. A forward-thinking focus with this year's theme, Innovation: Changing with the Times.    
7. Learn about the political and economic outlook from Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders.   
6. A chance to meet Kevin O'Connor, host of This Old House, who will speak twice: to address innovation in the home building and renovation market and to moderate the new CEO Builder Panel.      
5. Learn about the digital customer experience from Tim Costello, CEO of Builder Homesite, who will speak on how to harness digital technology to drive your business to new heights.  
4. New Washington Town Hall! This session will address the legislative and regulatory environment that has the greatest potential impact on the LBM sector. The panel will also provide an analysis on the upcoming Presidential Election and key Senate and House races.
3. The new leadership of NLBMDA will be installed and the ProDealer of the Year will be recognized at the annual installation and awards banquet.  
2. Gorgeous location of Charleston, South Carolina, defined by its southern charm, vibrant art scene, famous dining and entertainment venues and historic beauty. 
1. You will leave the conference with great ideas and connections to make your business even better!

The ProDealer Industry Summit will be held October 25-27, 2016 in Charleston, SC. Click here to register today! 
Builder Confidence Rises in August

Builder Confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes in August rose two points to 60 from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder confidence remains solid in the aftermath of weak GDP reports that were offset by positive job growth in July. Historically low mortgage rates, increased household formations and a firming labor market will help keep housing on an upward path during the rest of the year. Click here to read more.

(Source: Robert Dietz, NAHB)
Calendar of Events 
  • 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 Manager 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)  
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)
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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! 
Altus GTS
Federated Mutual Insurance
Robbins Manufacturing
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC
Anchor/an Oldcastle Company
Forbes Financial Group (Association Marketing)
Roxul Inc.
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co.
Fortress Wood Products
Royal Building Products
Assurance Personnel Services
Georgia-Pacific Structural Panels Division
Schaffer Associates
Babb Lumber Co.
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
Basys Processing
Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran
Sherwood Lumber Corp.
Huttig Building Products
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
IBSA (Independent Builders Supply Association)
Smith Millwork, Inc.
BlueLinx Corporation
Industrial Products Company
Snavely Forest Products
BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Intex Millwork Solutions
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions
Boise Building Materials Distribution
J.R.B. Peddlers
Style Crest, Inc.
Boise Cascade Corp.
The Jeske Company
Sun Windows Inc.
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.
Larson Manfucaturing

Layman's Lumber Guide
Superior Plastic Products

Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Building 9 Corp.
LBM Advantage
TAH Benefits
CareWorks Comp
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
CareWorks MCO of Ohio
LiftOne, LLC
Tri-State Forest Products, Inc.
Carl Rogers & Associates
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)
UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
Lumber Sales Corporation
Ultralam - USA/Sound Structures
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Lumberman's Wholesale Dist.
United Wood Treating Company
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
Madison Wood Preservers, Inc.
U.S. Lumber
Center-Line Trailers
The Marwin Company
V & H Inc.
Century Group, Inc.
Member Insurance
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.
Charles F. Shiels & Company
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.
Viance - Treated Wood Solutions
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Metwood Building Solutions
Welco Enterprises, Inc.
Cosella-Dorken Products
Weyerhaeuser Company
Cox Industries, Inc.
Wholesale Millwork Inc.
Creative Destinations, Inc.
Wingate Sales Solutions, Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Nucor Steel
Wolf Inc.
Culpeper Wood Preservers
Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Woodford Plywood, Inc.
Dancik International
Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.
Yoder Lumber Co.
Diamond Hill Plywood
Pennsylvania and Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Companies
Do It Best Corp.
Ponderosa Software