Building Supply Update
ABSDA Updates


Click on the Link below for the 2019 Golf Registration Form

2019 ABSDA Golf Tournament Registration Form






Employees of ABSDA Member Firms are eligible for personal Home & Auto Insurance Savings with Johnson Insurance. Some Member employees are already taking advantage of significant savings.

To inquire simply contact Johnson Inc. toll free at 1-877-742-7490 and provide Group ID Code 1E 




Mark your calendar for the ABSDA Annual General Meeting


June 26, 2019
Delta by Marriott
240 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia




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Castle Building Centres


ABSDA has hosted seven training programs in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the month of April:

  • Forklift Training
  • Estimating Level 1 - Decks & Garages
  • Estimating Level 2 - Residential
  • Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations
  • Boom Truck Training
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Here are some testimonials we received from participants:

  • Going into this course I had a basic knowledge of Plumbing, but this course put the meat to the bones to help me be more knowledgeable on different components.

  • I now have a better knowledge base for my customers when they ask questions.

  • I can't wait to use these tools. Knowledge is a powerful tool
  • After 40 years of drafting plans, building and estimating projects, I learned time and material saving tips! 

Estimating Level 1 Class with Instructor Stan Burkholder


Plumbing Class with Instructor Bob Pringle

We have Forklift Programs scheduled for Gander, NL and Grand Falls, NL on May 7th and 8th respectively. There is still time to register.

We encourage Members to contact us at the ABSDA Office and advise of any training needs. Many programs can be made available throughout the region as required.


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May 7            ABSDA Forklift Session                       Gander, NL

May 8            ABSDA Forklift Session                       Grand Falls, NL

May 16          ABSDA Board of Directors Meeting    Dartmouth, NS

June 26         ABSDA Annual General Meeting         Dartmouth, NS

July 4            ABSDA Golf Tournament                      Dieppe, NB


Industry News


Dave Warren, Vice President Atlantic Canada with Goodfellow Inc is pleased to announce that Corey Ford has joined their Newfoundland and Labrador Sales Team as Sales Representative for Newfoundland East.

                Corey has had a very successful career in our industry and has excellent credentials to serve the clients in his new territory with Goodfellow Inc.

                Corey Ford can be reached as follows: Cell: (709) 730-3530, Fax: (709) 738-0711 or Email


Sexton Group Ltd.


Mark LaRonde

In time for the spring selling season, TIMBER MART appoints Distribution Centre Manager, Mark LaRonde for their new facility in Mount Forest, Ont. In his role, Mr. LaRonde will lead the team at TIMBER MART’s Mount Forest distribution centre and develop the business in all areas.

      “Mark has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in sales, operations and business development which he gained by working for companies like Wellsco International and PrimeSource,” says John Morrissey, TIMBER MART’s vice-president of distribution and trading. “We look forward to seeing his experience grow our distribution business in Ontario and serve our members’ business needs for years to come.”

      Mr. LaRonde will report directly to TIMBER MART’s Vice-President of Distribution and Trading, John Morrissey and be based out of TIMBER MART’s Mount Forest distribution centre. The Mount Forest facility is one of three that are owned and operated by TIMBER MART; their distribution network consists of a facility in Langley, B.C. and one in St-Nicolas, Que. as well.


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Training & Upcoming Events



Tuesday, May 7
ABSDA Forklift Workshop - Gander, NL

Wednesday, May 8
ABSDA Forklift Workshop - Grand Falls - Windsor, NL

Click on link for registration form

Forklift Workshops NL Registration Form



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.


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