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LAST WORD 2019

THOMAS FOREMAN

BSIA PRESIDENT

EST. 1938

KNOWLEDGE IS OUR SWORD!

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ur members have told us that they want more training and education. So,
the association has invested much time and energy to provide our members
with a variety of education programs tailored to our industry needs. As
technology continues to change our industry, we need to help our people be better
educated and equipped to change with the times, thereby keeping them employed.
We all know about the impact technology has had on banking, travel and in bricks
and mortar industries like ours. We need to continue to invest in training our people.
Over the past few years, we have trained and educated hundreds of members.
There is nothing more satisfying than talking to students that have attended the
courses and to hear that they are more confident and effective at their workplaces
as a result of the training.
Additionally, some studies indicate that extra training time for employees with
sales responsibilities contributes to a revenue increase from that employee. These
increases are far greater than the cost of training and justify the investment you
make in your people.
Speaking of people, as we meet with our members, they are concerned about
filling entry level positions that are open. Our industry traditionally is not a very
"sexy" business and therefore doesn't attract long lines of qualified, experienced
people applying for work. Our national organization, the Building Material Council
of Canada, has developed a great website that informs younger people about our
industry and also links to a very active job board: www.bmcc-ccmc.ca.
This spring and summer, in partnership with our members and the Northwest Skills
Institute, we will host a Building Supply Warehouse and Distribution certification
program that will train and certify 45 unemployed, under employed and eligible
applicants for six weeks and then place them with our member companies. The
curriculum was written from input gathered by the learning and development team
working closely with key members from our industry. The training is fully subsidized
for eligible candidates as our way of supporting our members' needs.
The BSIA BSWD program will definitely address the huge gap that we have to fill
and help our members hire pre-qualified applicants with the essential skills we are
looking for. Please feel free to call me directly for more information and to find out
how you can participate.
Thank you,

Thomas Foreman

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
Crown Building Supplies Ltd.....................................................................................10
www.crownbuildingsupplies.ca

Taiga Building Products ..................................................................Inside Front Cover
www.taigabuilding.com

Haney Builders' Supplies (1971) Ltd.........................................................................10
www.haneybuilders.com

TIMBER MART................................................................................. Inside Back Cover
www.timbermartmember.ca

Sexton Group Ltd...........................................................................Outside Back Cover
www.sextongroup.com

www.bsiabc.ca

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http://www.bmcc-ccmc.ca http://www.crownbuildingsupplies.ca http://www.taigabuilding.com http://www.haneybuilders.com http://www.timbermartmember.ca http://www.sextongroup.com http://www.bsiabc.ca

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019

Chair’s Message
President’s Message: Last Word
Three Ways to Become a Trusted Leader
Family Matters: Succession Planning for a Family-Owned Business
Recruitment, Hiring and Retention
BSIA News
Orion Awards, Finalists and Winners
Member News
BSIA Education and Events
Index to Advertisers
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Intro
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Chair’s Message
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - BSIA News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Orion Awards, Finalists and Winners
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Member News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - BSIA Education and Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Three Ways to Become a Trusted Leader
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Family Matters: Succession Planning for a Family-Owned Business
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Recruitment, Hiring and Retention
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Summer 2019 - Index to Advertisers
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