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Jay
Secord

ack to school time, as the summer nears an end. Although hard to believe
as we were still seeing temperatures in the low 30s in early September. This
time of year also means back to the rinks or the sports fields, as youth sports
(for those that have kids) starts back up. A busy time of year indeed and the BC
building supply industry continues to be very active as well. We've just experienced
a commodity market unlike any other, this past summer. Sharp price increases
for lumber, plywood and OSB were seen across the entire industry. However
the biggest story was plywood, as it continues to maintain the highest levels ever
seen. Since the middle of June, plywood has seen an increase of 30%! And while
there have been many factors contributing to the surge in prices, the BC wildfires
were certainly a catalyst. Not since 2003 has the fire season significantly affected
the lumber and plywood market like this. A number of sawmills in the Central
Interior were shut down and logging restrictions still remain in place.
As we shift into the fall season and try to navigate this busy time of year, we
look to find that work-life balance. Multi-tasking our personal life with our work
life and also finding time for ourselves is definitely a challenge. But as they say,
life is all about balance. Trying to meet the demands and responsibilities of
work and home can feel overwhelming. Learning how to prioritize, have realistic expectations and achieve a balance that works for you and your family will
help reduce stress and lead to a healthier life as a whole. Take time for yourself as
well. You don't always have to be busy doing something. It's absolutely essential
to shut down, kick back and do nothing once in a while. It's perfectly okay. Just
don't do this during the middle of the day Monday to Friday, or I'm sure I'll be
getting some calls.
In helping you to try and maintain that balance, I also recommend that everyone
engage in one of the BSIA's events this fall. We have the BSIA Victoria Golf
Tournament in late September, the Pumpkin Patch at Port Kells Nursery on
October 19th and Skate with Santa at LEC on November 25th.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I look forward to seeing
you at our events this fall.

Jay Secord
CanWel Building Materials Division
Chair, BSIA

BSIA

Chairperson

www.bsiabc.ca

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017

Chair’s Message
Board of Directors
Skate with Santa
Calendar of Events
Pumpkin Patch
Slo-Pitch Tournament
Education Events
Ultimate Show Home II Progress
BSIA Celebrating 80 Years
New BSIA Members
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
BCFCA News and New Members
BCFCA Board Members
BCFCA Flooring Expo
Reject the Slab
NFCA Board Members
The Shell Busey Birthday Roast & Toast
Crown Building Supplies Ltd. – Open House Celebration
Erik Schlaud Promoted at ORGILL
TIMBER MART Builds New Alliance with CFL
Brad Dixon joins Castle
Time is Not the Enemy: You are
5 Interview Habits of Highly Successful Organizations
Index of Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
President’s Message: Last Word
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Chair’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Education Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - New BSIA Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - President’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - BCFCA News and New Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - BCFCA Flooring Expo
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Reject the Slab
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - NFCA Board Members
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Erik Schlaud Promoted at ORGILL
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Brad Dixon joins Castle
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - Time is Not the Enemy: You are
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - 5 Interview Habits of Highly Successful Organizations
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - 24
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- September/October 2017 - President’s Message: Last Word
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