Hammer and Hardhat


For Immediate Release

Charlotte, NC and Columbus, Ohio

The memberships of both the Ohio Construction Suppliers Association (OCSA) and the Southern Building Material Association, Inc. (SBMA) have voted to merge their two organizations. OCSA represents lumber and building material suppliers in Ohio. SBMA represents lumber and building material suppliers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The merger will become effective in early 2014. The new organization, Building Material Suppliers Association, Inc. will be headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

OCSA President George S. Miser of Lumber Service, Inc in Carrollton, Ohio said, "This merger of OCSA with SBMA is a great opportunity for Ohio's independent dealer to have a stronger association to serve their needs. All the services that are offered now will still be available to our members with even more services than we had before and with a lower dues structure. I am excited to meet and network with the many new members of our new association."

Jon Stier, Chairman of SBMA and owner of Stier Supply in Columbia and Irmo, South Carolina reports that the merger will help both organizations serve their members at a higher level. Stier will serve as the first Chairman of BMSA.

SBMA President Larry Adams will become president of BMSA, while Lynn Schwarz, currently OCSA's Executive Vice President, will be BMSA's Executive Director.

For any additional questions please contact either OCSA's Lynn Schwarz at 614-267-7817 or email at lynns@myocsa.org or SBMA's Larry Adams at 704-376-1503 or email at larryonea@aol.com.

OCSA Preferred Vendors

We are grateful for our Associate members whose support strengthens the Association and helps underwrite many of our member services and benefits. We encourage our Active members to consider these companies FIRST when purchasing materials and services.

For an updated list of Associate Members who have renewed their OCSA membership, click here.

OCSA Member Looking to Grow:

Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution is one of the premier wholesale building materials distributors in the United States. Our 31 distribution facilities market a wide range of building products and services to retail lumber dealers, home improvement centers, and industrial accounts nationwide. Boise Cascade Wood Products manufactures plywood, lumber, particleboard, and engineered wood products (laminated veneer lumber, I-joists, and laminated beams) at 12 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada. We also distribute many non lumber building materials like Trex, Grace products, Greenguard, and Hardie siding. Our wood products are used primarily in housing, industrial construction, and a variety of manufactured products. Our wood products are sold to lumber distributors, home centers specializing in the do-it-yourself market, and industrial customers. If you are someone looking for a rewarding career in our industry and have a proven track record, we would like to talk with you. Our Marion, Oh location is seeking goal oriented, career minded individuals who are looking for a winning team. This is an opportunity to grow with a company that values integrity and growth, all the while recognizing the importance of the individual’s ideas and contributions. Please contact us at PaulBettac@BoiseBuilding.com for our current sales/operations opportunities.

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