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Jay
Secord

all is definitely upon us after a nice and hot extended summer. We've turned
the clocks back, we've had our first test of winter, and you would think
that things would be slowing down. But that is not the case. Business in
the Building Supply Industry is still cruising at top speed. Lumber prices are at
historical high levels, and supply is tight. Steady demand for most of BC's whitewood species, along with voids in the distribution system left by Canada's reduced
shipments to the U.S. in the third quarter, kept buyers scrambling for coverage.
BC's plywood prices have dropped from their historical highs, but overall there
is still a heavy demand for panels as construction continues to be one of this
province's fastest growing sectors. This sector is also one of the primary drivers of
our provincial economy. It's a $15 billion dollar industry in BC, and over the past
decade, it has consistently been one of the fastest growing segments. The housing
boom during these past ten years have been a clear factor in the consistently strong
growth of the construction industry, and this isn't expected to change in the near
future, given BC's growing population. New home construction and renovations
of existing homes are expected to be consistent trends as we move forward.
As we reflect on the year that has been like no other year that I can remember,
we have experienced many triumphs and a few bumps along the way. With a
slow start to the building season because of the cold harsh winter, we seem to
hit our stride in April and never looked back. We are now in the home stretch to
year's end, with many of our businesses having enjoyed a very successful year. As
the economy continues to grow, we are well poised as an industry to continue to
supply and support the needs of the construction sector that is helping to fuel this
province's growth. 2018 will be an exciting year for the Building Supply Industry
Association as we will be celebrating our 80th Anniversary. We hope that the
industry will come together to help us celebrate this remarkable achievement.
Stay tuned for future details.
Thank you for your support of our Association throughout 2017, I hope that
everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and let's see if we can build
on the accomplishments of this past year.

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- 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
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover1
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - cover2
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- November/December 2017 - 3
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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”
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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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