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LAST WORD 2018

THOMAS FOREMAN

BSIA PRESIDENT

...SINCE 1938

T

hese are exciting times at the BSIA as we roll up to our 80th Anniversary
Celebration on July 5/6 this year. We have had lots of positive responses and
caution you that July is "high" season in Harrison, the hotel and camp sites are
usually booked to full capacity well before the spring, so be sure to book your
accommodation sooner rather than later.
One of the most serious issues in our industry today is staffing and it is the same in many
other industry sectors. We, and our sister associations across Canada, will have a long-term
solution spearheaded by the BMCC (Building Material Council of Canada). BUT we need some
immediate assistance, so here are a few suggestions:
1. Are you looking for staff or perhaps a new role for yourself or a family member? Check out
the BSIA job board, free for members and is updated monthly. All the job postings are on
our website as well. You get lots of exposure on our job board so take advantage of it.
2. Losing staff? Consider our BSIA benefit plan if you don't have one. Even if you do have
one let us look at your plan to see if we can assist you in making it more attractive. To
retain and attract your staff you must have better benefits than your competition. We have
competitive rates and plan experience to help you offer the best options to retain and
attract skilled staff. Give us a call and we will respond.
3. Affinity partners: have you looked at our partners lately? Our programs are not only for
you. These special "deals" are for everyone employed at your company and a member of
the BSIA. IE: Kal Tire VIP program offers 10% off new tires, 20% on labor and some other
great benefits. This is for everyone in your company. Do they know, has anyone told them?
I took advantage of the deal and saved; Tahsis Building Supply did and saved almost
enough to pay for their membership. Please pass this information onto your staff and
coworkers. I don't know of many people that don't like to save money! It's a great benefit
and will help your staff save money and hopefully think about staying in our industry.
4. Need home or tenant insurance, same thing, call James Clay JT Insurance Services, they
can help. Give them a call as there are more potential savings for you and your staff.
5. Training: one of the best ways to keep staff is to offer them training and education. We
have a comprehensive offering of education programs for you to take advantage of found
on page 6.
6. Get involved with your association. Attend events, work on committees, people engaged in
our industry have a higher sense of satisfaction if they participate.
Studies show that people stay in their jobs when there is an elevated level of satisfaction
and there is a "company environment" that matches the individual's needs. This includes work
rules, facilities, coffee breaks, benefits, wages and the like. The six suggestions above link well
with contributing to job satisfaction, which is then linked to retention and attraction of good
people.
All the best as we work together to assist our members. 
Thank you,

Thomas

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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 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - New Board Profiles
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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
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 22
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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