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suppliers from across the country and
abroad. "We feel that it is important
to maintain strong ties and open lines
of communication with our suppliers
so that we have product information
and support readily available. The
team understands the importance
of the relationships we develop
with our suppliers, because these
relationships are critical to our future
growth and success. Our goal is to
establish and maintain relationships
with suppliers who can bring us the
highest-quality products and services
for our customers, while maintaining
the highest ethical standards,"
Marsden explained.
Growth through acquisition has
allowed CanWel to diversify and
build their market share. "In 2010,
we acquired Broadleaf Logistics. The
move allowed CanWel to have access
to greater resources and ensure
business expansion. Since then, we
have added key treating facilities
like Northwest Wood Treating,
North American Wood Preservers,
Total Forest Industries and Pastway.
The addition of these companies has
allowed us to further complement
and solidify our position in the
marketplace," he said.
From there, CanWel acquired
operations south of the border. "In
the last few years, we have added
California Cascade and Honsador
to the fold. Both companies were a
strong fit with CanWel and allowed
us to enter the U.S. market on
solid footing."
Marsden feels one of the greatest
challenges facing the industry in

the coming years will be the global
market. "Manufacturing-based price
increases are becoming common. We
are experiencing historical high pricing
on all commodities including plywood,
lumber and OSB. Other categories
are also being affected as raw resins,
steel and other allied-based products
continue to rise and drive price
increases through the North American
market," he explained.
He also feels the industry will
be challenged to engage the next
generation of workers. "The industry
is having difficulties attracting
younger professionals. Unfortunately,
most millennials do not even look
at the building materials industry
when looking at career opportunities.
We need to, as an industry,
change that."
In 2019, CanWel will celebrate
its 30th anniversary. "To date, no

plans have been solidified. However,
we're looking forward to celebrating
alongside the industry. We have
come a long way since our humble
beginnings in Vancouver. The
team is looking forward to building
lasting relationships with customers,
suppliers and employees for another
30 years and beyond."
A long-time supporter of the
BSIA, Marsden is appreciative of the
association's efforts. "I have been
a part of and involved directly with
the BSIA for 25 plus years starting
when I was with Beaver Lumber.
The organization has been a good
platform to understand the industry
and network with our customer base.
Adding value to the members with
training and affinity partners has kept
the BSIA relevant," he concluded.
Find out more about CanWel at
www.canwel.com. 

CANWEL BUILDING
MATERIALS WELCOMES NEW
VANCOUVER ISLAND REP

C

anWel Building Materials wishes to announce their new Vancouver Island rep,
RobRoy Kuziw. He is a long time resident of the Island. RobRoy began his career
serving six years in the Canadian Military. He has accumulated over 20 years sales
and account management experience, in particular spending 15 years in B2B sales
with the Yellowpages Group. Welcome RobRoy! 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018

Chair's Message
Calendar of Events
Education Events
Board of Directors
New Board Profiles
Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
BCFCA Board Members
Criteria for Choosing a Floorcovering Supplier
Concrete Placement
The Final Inspection
2018 Flooring Expo
ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BCFCA Events
President's Message
NFCA Board Members
Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
80th Anniversary Registration Form
President's Message Last Word
CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
Index to Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - cover1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - cover2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Chair's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - New Board Profiles
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Concrete Placement
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - The Final Inspection
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 18
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 80th Anniversary Registration Form
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 24
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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