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Building Materials GMs Join Trade Associations to Increase Sales

Posted by Joe Gargiulo | Sat, Feb 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM
Building Materials GMs Membership in trade groups provides a type of safety in numbers that is achieved by being united with large numbers of people with similar business interests. 

With competition arising from every nook and cranny, GMs in the building materials industry can find professional security, increase sales and stay abreast of the latest trends by joining an association.

CrossCheck reviewed a handful of representative orgs that support their membership bases while providing brief descriptions, links to upcoming conferences, and the means to join. We highly recommend seeking out and joining one in your region, so much so, that we wrote this successful article: Ten Reasons to Join an Association.

BMSA-logo.pngBuilding Material Suppliers Association serves independent dealers and their suppliers in North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. A merger between the Ohio Construction Suppliers Association and the Southern Building Material Association, the group provides programs and services to help members grow their businesses (membership and events).

EBMDA-logo.pngEastern Building Materials Dealers Association is a non-profit trade association founded in 1892 to represent independent building material dealers and their associates in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. EBMDA was established to foster, protect and promote the welfare and best interest of its members (membership and events).

MBSA-logo-1.pngThe Midwest Building Suppliers Association (membership and events) “encourages through all available legal means, the improvement of member’s financial, merchandising and personnel management capabilities,” and endeavors “to represent, inform and assist its membership in legislative and regulatory action at both state and federal levels.”

wclbma-logo-img.pngThe West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCLBMA) is a non-profit trade organization that provides legislative and regulatory representation, education and training programs, professional development, communications and industry information, benefit programs, and industry networking and social events (membership and events).

MSLBMD-logo.pngThe Mountain States Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association actively serves the building material dealers in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming by fostering, protecting and promoting the welfare and best interest of its members (membership and events).


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Topics: General Manager, Associations, Building Materials, Increase Sales

Written by Joe Gargiulo

Marketing Specialist Joe Gargiulo has 25-plus years in marketing, communications and copy writing. As a writer, he enjoys connecting story leads to all aspects of the human experience.