Building Supply Update
ABSDA Updates




ABSDA is pleased to announce three new Awards to be presented at the ABSDA Annual Dinner – March 11, 2020. Nomination Form links can be found below:

Retailer of The Year

Nomination Form for Retailer of The Year


Young Leader of the Year

Nomination Form for Young Leader of The Year


Associate Sales Person of the Year

Nomination Form for Associate Sales Person of the Year


Nomination Deadline - Jan. 31, 2020. Nomination Forms are also available at






Tues. Evening, March 10 - Meet & Greet



Wed. Evening, March 11 - Annual Dinner Featuring April Wine


Register Now by following the Link Below

(Tickets must be ordered in advance on-line and will not be available for purchase at the Expo)

Click on this Link to Register for Badges and Tickets



Exhibitors are reminded to submit their Booth Contract.

Click on the link below for the 2020 Contract For Exhibit Space.

2020 ABSDA Contract for Exhibit Space

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Jan 27 & 28     Estimating Level 1 - Decks & Garages (2 Day Program) - Dieppe, NB

                          Registration Form Link for Level 1 Estimating Program   


Jan 29 & 30      Estimating Level 2 - Residential (2 Day Program) - Dieppe, NB

                          Registration Link for Level 2 Estimating Program    


Jan 31              Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations - Dieppe, NB

                         Registration Link for Principles of Yard & Warehouse Program     


February 19    ABSDA Electrical Program - Moncton, NB

                         Registration Link for ABSDA Electrical Program


February 20    ABSDA Plumbing Program - Moncton, NB

                         Registration Link for ABSDA Plumbing Program



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Learn More

(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.

Industry News

Alain Poirier pictured with Family and Claire Samson, Member of Parliament

It is with great pride that all employees of Soleno, Members of the Board and former colleagues, have wished to demonstrate their full appreciation for the remarkable work done by Mr Alain Poirier, President of Soleno, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his Presidency of the company.

The intimate celebration of this unique anniversary was held during the annual employees’ Christmas dinner on December 13, in the presence of Ms Claire Samson, Member of Parliament for the riding of Iberville and her political attaché, Stéphane Laroche.

In addition to the reading of a congratulations letter signed by Quebec Premier François Legault, Ms. Samson also presented to Alain Poirier the National Assembly Medal to acknowledge his remarkable anniversary. Praises were followed by the presentation of a short video, showing compelling testimonies from employees and collaborators.

Elected Business personality of the year in 2016 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Haut-Richelieu (CCIHR), Alain Poirier possesses an instilling passion and energy.

Appointed President at the age of 29, Alain Poirier is unanimously recognized as an excellent leader who is characterized by his altruism, his team spirit, his ability to surround himself with talented people and especially, his vision focused on a business model which integrates circular economy, sustainable development and innovation.


Sexton Group Ltd.
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


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.