Building Supply Update
ABSDA Updates



Seasons Greetings





The December, 2018 Issue of the ABSDA Building Supply News is now on-line. Click on the image below to view.



Book Your Hotel Room for the 2019 ABSDA Building Supply Expo


Prince George Hotel                    1- 800-565-1567

Booking Link for Prince George Hotel


Cambridge Suites Hotel              1-800-565-1263

Booking Link for Cambridge Suites Hotel


Residence Inn By Marriott         1-902-422-0493  (SOLD OUT)




ABSDA Members can access the 2019 ABSDA Scholarship & Bursary Application by clicking on the application image/ link below:



March 13 & 14, 2019

The One Event in Atlantic Canada You Don't Want to Miss

Click on the Booth Contract Below to Download the Form



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.


Home Hardware Stores Ltd
Castle Building Centres
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Industry News


Carl Ballard and Kevin Pelley of Kohltech are pleased to announce that Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Seymour Windows Limited to support Kohltech’s expansion in the Ontario market.  Subject to normal conditions the acquisition is expected to close on Feb. 1.

“Adding Seymour Windows to the Kohltech family is a natural step for us as we grow in Ontario,” says Kevin Pelley. “This will give us a physical presence in the province that will benefit our customers and create synergies that will help both businesses continue to grow and evolve.  We have known each other as founding members of the Fenestra Purchasing Co-op and have worked well together on the development of a patent pending high performance sill.  We share the same focus of looking after our employees and our customers.”

This initiative is part of Seymour Windows owners Joe Jolie and James Bondy’s succession planning for the window and door business and is good news for employees, customers and supplier partners of both businesses.  “Kohltech’s culture, values and business philosophy are very well aligned with that of Seymour,” says Joe Jolie. “I am pleased to see the Seymour legacy continue under the direction of industry peers who I trust and have a high degree of respect for.”

Seymour Windows and Doors is a North Bay, Ontario based manufacturer of windows and entrance systems and has been in business since 1984.


Tammy Wallace

Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce Tammy Wallace as the new Merchandise Manager of Housewares and Home Décor. In her previous role, Tammy was Inventory Analyst for Home Hardware Stores Limited. She has close to 17 years of merchandise experience and brings a wealth of knowledge and business acumen to her new role.

“We are excited to welcome Tammy Wallace onto our team of exceptional Merchandise Managers at Home Hardware,” said Ron Van Rootselaar, Group Merchandise Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “With a proven track record, Tammy will be able to assist our Dealers with the ability to provide exceptional service to almost 1,100 communities across Canada.” 

Tammy will replace Jane Wall for her retirement. Home Hardware would like to thank Jane for her significant contributions to Home Hardware, our vendors and our Dealers. Jane began her career at Home Hardware 41 years ago and has been an integral part of the Home Hardware business.


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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


Jan 16-18 2019 WRLA Buying Show Calgary, AB
Feb 15-16 TIMBER MART National Buying Show Toronto, ON
Feb 21-23 Orgill Spring Market Orlando, FL
March 12 2019 ABSDA Expo Welcome Reception Halifax, BS
March 13-14 ABSDA Building Supply Expo Exhibits Open Halifax, NS
March 13 ABSDA Annual Dinner - Enterdainment by Alan Doyle Halifax, NS
April 1 & 2 ABSDA Estimating Program - Decks & Garages  Dieppe, NB
April 3 & 4 ABSDA Estimating Program - Residential Dieppe, NB
April 5 Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations  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.