Building Supply Update
ABSDA Updates


ABSDA will be offering Estimating Programs in Gander, NL during the week of November 4th. Facilitator Stan Burkholder will be on hand to deliver the following programs:

November 4 & 5         Estimating Level 1 - Decks & Garages (2 Day Program)

November 6 & 7         Estimating Level 2 - Residential (2 Day Program)

November 8                Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations (1 Day Program)

Further details will follow in September.



For the past 3 years Naylor Association Solutions carried out the role of advertising sales for all ABSDA Publications. The ABSDA Board of Directors has made the decision to resume marketing of all advertising in ABSDA publications directly through the ABSDA office.

ABSDA will be contacting Associate Members in the Fall to discuss marketing opportunities for the ABSDA Magazine, Buyers Guide, Newsletter and Web Site.

ABSDA and BMCC (Building Material Council of Canada) are pleased to present the 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.

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As of the end of June, 2019 there are 174 policies that have been taken out by ABSDA Member Employees. Remind your staff that Auto and Home Insurance savings are available for them as part of your firm's ABSDA Membership.

Phone 1-877-742-7490 to receive a quote and start saving.


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September 11 - 12

BMR’s Seasonal Products and Imports Buying Show

Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

September 18, 2019

ABSDA Board of Directors Meeting

Dieppe, NB

September 22 - 24

Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market

St. Jacobs, ON

October 17 - 18

RONA and Ace Canada Buying Show presented by Lowe’s Canada

Montreal, QC

November 4 - 8

ABSDA Estimating Programs

Gander, NL

November 6 - 8

BMR Fall/Winter Buying Show

Quebec City, QC

November 13 - 14

Hardlines Conference

King City, ON

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Training & Upcoming Events


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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