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LAST WORD

THOMAS
FOREMAN

ere we are nearing the half way mark of this year. From what everyone tells me our
industry is doing well, although it was a rough start dealing with extreme weather
and natural disasters. Additionally, our industry was under attack with new duties
and tariffs on gypsum board and soft wood. One leader said they were just waiting for the
locust to arrive!
It never ceases to amaze me how resilient our industry is. My boss from a previous business
once told me that "the sign of a true professional is his/her ability to take one on the chin."
When it comes to resilience, our industry and the people that work within it certainly know
how to manage the challenges and move on.
We've unfortunately lost a number of industry leaders this year, some suddenly. Fortunately,
I had the great honour and privilege to work with many of them and their memories will be
with me forever. We are very privileged to have the quality of people work in our industry
and I encourage you to take time to talk with them. There is nothing worse than going to
a memorial service or celebration of life and finding out that you knew so little about the
person because by then it's too late.
Our Alumni group which is made up of industry retirees has grown substantially this
past year and is filled with great contributors to our business. They meet once or twice every
couple of months so let me know if you would like to get involved. They would be great
mentors if you want to reach out and get to know them.
Speaking of "old" our country is celebrating its 150th birthday. The anniversary is actually
called our sesquicentennial celebration. I think we'll stick to the 150th birthday of Canada.
Our industry has contributed to the growth and prosperity of our great nation in so many
ways. I can't think of a town or city that didn't start with a hardware and building supply
store at its core. Most historic pictures I've looked at clearly show how our forefathers relied
on these pioneers to supply them with the essential products to start building their homes
and their businesses.
Thanks to all the people that helped built this great country and join us in celebrating this
historic milestone and reflect back on our industries great accomplishments and contribution
to our incredible country.
Happy Birthday Canada! You look pretty good for 150 years old!

BSIA

President

"since 1938"
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017

Chairperson’s Message
Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
Education Opportunities
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
Index to Advertisers
President’s Message: Last Word
BSIA Events
BSIA News
Cliff Reynolds, Road Warrior
Member News
Norkse New Tools
ORION Awards
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
Expert Series: Floor Carpet Cleaning
BCFCA Board Members and New Profiles
In Memory of Jack Harrison
BCFCA News - New Members
Education
NFCA Board of Directors
Poor construction practices and floor covering products don’t mix
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Expert Series: Floor Carpet Cleaning
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - In Memory of Jack Harrison
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BCFCA News - New Members
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Norkse New Tools
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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