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LAST WORD

THOMAS
FOREMAN
BSIA

President

...since 1938

is the season and I personally want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas
and Prosperous New Year!
In my last article I promised to update you on some exciting news about our
industry and the new national association we have recently formed in partnership with
our sister association across Canada.
The Building Material Council of Canada (BMCC) has developed a strategic partnership
to address industry needs and challenges head on.
The partnership will consist of buying groups and key suppliers whose investments
will further initiatives aimed to move the industry forward. BMCC identified four key
initiatives at their national meeting in June 2017. The initiatives all aim to create awareness,
gain national traction and address recruitment and retention needs:
* BMCC has partnered with an Ottawa-based government relations firm enabling the
industry to lobby government and advocate on issues with a national, united voice.
* BMCC is currently in the process of developing a national career website. The
site will highlight career paths and opportunities as well as feature other industry
information.
* A social media campaign will focus on generating industry awareness and highlighting
career opportunities. Its goal will be to recruit and generate awareness among younger
demographics.
* A free national job board/platform featuring HR recruitment tools will be integrated
into the career site. This will not only serve as an effective place to post jobs but will
also make the hiring process easier with tools like the Applicant Tracking System.
The strategic partnership features three levels of involvement: Emerging, Legacy and
Founding partners. Investments range from $5,000-$25,000 depending on business size
and territory.
Each of the regional associations on council has invested in the partnership as founding
partners. And so far, the response from the industry has been extremely positive. JeldWen, Home Hardware Stores Ltd., and Castle Building Centres Ltd. have also jumped
on board as founding investors, bringing the overall investment pool to $175,000. The
ultimate goal is $300,000.
"It's important to emphasize that the partners who come on board aren't only investing
in the future of the industry, but also, in turn, in the future of their company. The two
go hand-in-hand," said Denis Melanson, chair of the BMCC. "When the industry grows
and succeeds, so do its members. We're thrilled with the positive response we've received
from the industry partners we've met with so far and we're looking forward to sharing our
vision with more. It's an exciting time for the building materials industry!"
The council, representing over 2,400 members, brings together the Atlantic Building
Supply Dealers Association (ABSDA), the Lumber and Building Materials Association of
Ontario (LBMAO), the Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA), and the Building
Supply Industry Association of British Columbia (BSIA).
The BMCC, formerly CRBSC, was formed in the spring of 2016 when the regional
organizations identified the need to unite as a structured entity to better respond to the
changes in its stakeholder needs, specifically at the national level.
Please feel free to call me directly if you have any further thoughts or ideas that will
assist us in meeting our goals and objectives.
Seasons Greetings!

Thomas@bsiabc.ca
Thomas 604-328-3460
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017

Chair’s Message
Board of Directors
BSIA 80th Anniversary Event Info
Pumpkin Patch Recap
Plumbing and Electrical Seminars a Success
Calendar of Events
The Construction Expo
Education Events
BCFCA Events
President’s Message
BCFCA News
BCFCA Flooring Expo
BCFCA Board Members
NFCA Board Members
“It’s Not Dry Just Because It’s Old”
BSIA Membership Renewal
Ultimate Show Home II
Empowering Employees for Business Success
Home Improvement Industry’s Leading Retailers Honoured at Hardlines Gala
King Marketing Makes Management Changes
Scott Slade joins FVBS
BMCC will Tackle Industry Needs on National Level
Index of Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
President’s Message: Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Intro
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - ebelly1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - ebelly2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 4
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 6
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Chair’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Plumbing and Electrical Seminars a Success
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Education Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - President’s Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA News
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA Flooring Expo
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - NFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - “It’s Not Dry Just Because It’s Old”
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 18
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BSIA Membership Renewal
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Ultimate Show Home II
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Empowering Employees for Business Success
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Home Improvement Industry’s Leading Retailers Honoured at Hardlines Gala
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - Scott Slade joins FVBS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BMCC will Tackle Industry Needs on National Level
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - President’s Message: Last Word
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