Building Supply Update
ABSDA Updates


ABSDA and BMCC (Building Material Council of Canada) are pleased to announce the launch of a National Careers Website. This no-charge service allows ABSDA Members and Associate Members  to have access to a national Job Posting Site where you can post or search for career opportunities in the Building Materials and Hardware Industry.

Simply click on the image below to go to this new Website and see how it can assist you and your business.



Recently, BMCC (Building Material Council of Canada) to Members of Canada's Regional Building Supply Assocoiations (ABSDA, LBMAO, WRLA & BSIA of BC). The purpose of the survey is to solicit Membership imput so that issues which are considered top priority get addressed at the National Level.

If you have not already participated in the survey please click on the link below and take a few moments so we can best meet your needs.

BMCC National Advocacy Priorities Survey Link

BMCC National Advocacy Priorities Survey



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Industry News


Murray Finkbiner, President/COO - AFA Forest Products Inc. is very pleased to announce that George Hendry will be joining AFA Forest Products Inc. as the Director of Marketing.

George will start his new career on September 4th and will be based out of the Langley, BC branch.

George will be responsible for National Accounts, Marketing and Merchandising; Product Management and Development; Market Research; Distribution Channel Management as well as Special Projects.



Sexton Group Ltd.


Home Hardware has committed once again to optimizing their supply chain with the recent announcement to move forward with an Automated Material Handling System.

The project, in partnership with Dematic and Manhattan Associates has been a part of ongoing efforts by the company to optimize their supply chain and reinforce their strength in distribution, positioning the company for future growth.

“I am very pleased we continue to invest in our state-of-the-art distribution systems with updates to our Material Handling Equipment at our St. Jacobs facility,” says John Dyksterhuis, Vice-President, Distribution. “Our strength in distribution is one of the best in Canada and we are proud to continue to provide excellence to both our Dealers and our customers.”

The project is set to launch in the third quarter of this year with a targeted completion date of July 2020.



RESISTO - Building products
Resisto Division of Soprema
RESISTO, a division of SOPREMA, specializes in the manufacturing of residential and light commercial construction products. Whether it is for waterproofing, roofing or insulation, RESISTO provides accessible, easy-to-install, innovative, and professional-quality products and solutions for both below and above grade applications. Each year, hundreds of contractors and consumers choose RESISTO for the quality of its products and the comprehensive service of its technical support team.
Training & Upcoming Events


Sept 13-14     RONA Ace Canada Buying Show presented by Lowe’s Canada  Montreal, QC

Sept 16-18     Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market                                                 St. Jacobs, ON

Nov 8-9          BMR Fall/Winter Buying Show                                                         Quebec City, QC

Nov 13-14      Hardlines Conference                                                                       Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Nov, 2018      One Day Plumbing & Electrical Workshops                                   Dieppe, NB

Jan 16-18      2019 WRLA Buying Show                                                                Calgary, AB

Feb 15-16      TIMBER MART National Buying Show                                           Montreal, QC

Feb 21-23      Orgill Spring Market                                                                        Orlando, FL

March 13-14  ABSDA Building Supply Expo                                                        Halifax, NS

April 1-4         ABSDA Estimating Programs                                                         Dieppe, NB

April 5            Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations Workshop              Dieppe, NB

April 6-9         Home Hardware Spring Dealer Market                                          St. Jacobs, ON



ABSDA offers a series of on-line Training Videos for Members and Staff. This on-line training program is specifically designed to promote sales skills & customer service and is available on the ABSDA Website as a Member Benefit.

The series incorporates five programs listed below, each with a compliment of videos which last between 6 minutes and 15 minutes in length.

• A.C.E.S. – Around Customers Everyone Sells - 14 Videos

• Contractor S.A.L.E.S. – Skills and Attitudes Leading to Exceptional Selling - 13 Videos

• Building A Championship Team - 18 Videos

• On The Bottom Line - 17 Videos

• The Big 8 Most Important Selling Skills - 8 Videos

You and your staff can access these programs on the ABSDA website ( or by clicking on the following link.