BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2018 - 6

MESSAGE FROM

JAY SECORD

BSIA CHAIRPERSON

S

ummer is here! The BSIA celebrated
their 80th Anniversary, and Canada
has turned 151. It is a busy time in
the Building Supply Industry.
We have seen plywood, lumber and
OSB, all reach record high prices so far
this year. Until just recently, OSB and
Lumber prices have been on a bit of
a decline. Plywood is holding steady.
Earlier this year, the US had announced
that they will be imposing tariffs on
imports of steel and aluminum from all
countries except for Canada and Mexico.
But most recently, the US have rescinded
that exemption, prompting Canada to
counter the United States' move by
imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs of its
own on everything from steel products,
to plywood, and every other product in
between. The new Canadian tariffs kicked
in July 1, so it will be interesting to see
how this all shakes out.
Thomas Foreman and I attended the
BMCC's Annual Meeting, which was held
in Vancouver in late May. In a follow up
to last year's Annual Meeting and our

National Leadership Summit, we are happy
to report that the HR program, promoting
a "Career in the Building Supply industry"
has officially launched. A national online
job board has been created, along with a
social media campaign. Its main intent is
to assist in the search for new employees
for both suppliers and retailers. This is
fantastic news for the industry and I would
urge you all to check out the following
website: www.buildingsupplycareers.ca
The National Career website is up and
running, and we are looking for assistance
from the Building Supply Industry to add
more content and to post existing job
opportunities. Please contact Thomas
Foreman at the BSIA office to learn
how you can contribute to this very
beneficial initiative.

Jay Secord
CanWel Building Materials Division
Chair, BSIA

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