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Jay
Secord

he start of my two year term as Chairman of the BSIA begins. And what a time to start!
We had the winter that seemed to drag on forever, snow accumulation that we haven't
seen in the Lower Mainland for 30+ years. We also had the reigning in of a new President
in the US which is and will continue to have an effect on Canada. Countervailing duties placed
on Canadian Lumber with a pending anti-dumping case still looming. The cold, wet weather
has dogged lumber producers and has affected log supply for many regions throughout the
province. As a result, we are now seeing flooding throughout the Okanagan, Nicola Valley and
interior. Never a dull moment in this industry!
Thomas Foreman, Brad McCluskie and I travelled to Halifax in March, to attend the
1st National Leadership Summit for the CRBSC (Canadian Retail Building Supply Council).
The CRBSC group is an umbrella organization comprising the five regional and provincial retail
building supply dealers' associations across Canada (BSIA, WRLA, LBMAO, AQMAT, and
ABSDA). The goal of the CRBSC is to make the building supply industry heard in Ottawa by
presenting "one voice" for the building supply industry. Our industry represents approximately
$40 billion to the national economy, so it is important to have a unified voice to address any
concerns or issues affecting our industry. While this was a very preliminary meeting, a lot of
good ideas and directives came out of it. Overall I felt that the meeting was a big success and
I was honored to be a part of it. We will keep you informed as to how we are helping support
your businesses as we forge ahead.
The landscape in the building supply industry has evolved substantially in the last decade or
so. Consolidation and succession continues to lead the charge in the change of our businesses
and our industry. As this happens, it is imperative that retailers, vendors and manufacturers
alike, support our association events to share knowledge, ideas, and develop networking partnerships. The BSIA Board of Directors has also seen some changes this year. You will see that
there are many new faces that have stepped up to represent the members within our industry.
As you attend the upcoming events that we have planned for this year, I hope that you will use
these events to network and get to know each and every one of them.
I have been a Director with the BSIA since 2011, and through this time I have developed
many friendships and have learned a great deal about our industry. I look forward to serving
as Chairman of the Board, and serving the members of this great industry as we continue to
shape the direction of the association for the future of our province.

Jay Secord
CanWel Building Materials Division
Chair, BSIA

BSIA

Chairperson

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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 - Chairperson’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BSIA Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Member News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - President’s Message
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
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - NFCA Board of Directors
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - BSIA News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Cliff Reynolds, Road Warrior
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Norkse New Tools
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - ORION Awards
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - Index to Advertisers
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- June/July 2017 - President’s Message: Last Word
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