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MSLBMDA's 2015 Expo Was A Great Time!

"Things Are Heating Up" was the theme for the 2015 Products Expo scheduled March 19th at the Expo Hall in the Denver Mart, in Denver. Thanks to our supportive Exhibitor sponsors, the highlight of the event was the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING of a truckload of new material valued at nearly $7,500! Nate Vogler of Build-Rite Lumber, Saratoga, WY was the lucky winner! Expo guests also enjoyed the savory fare of our the vendors who participated in our first Chili Cook-Off. Great fun, great night and we hope to see you next year. Details on the 2016 event will be forthcoming!

Member A/R Solutions Program Through AmerAssist

Material Dealers Association recommended service provider – and the programs they offer our lumber and building materials dealers. AmerAssist is one of the nation’s leading providers of accounts receivable solutions and collections. We specialize in our industry. In today’s challenging economic conditions, it’s more important and necessary than ever before to protect your organization’s cash flow. AmerAssist offers you full-service cash flow management and collection programs designed to work as an extension of your internal staff to recover and safeguard your delinquent receivables. AmerAssist has developed a program specifically for MSLBMDA members. In addition, members are eligible for exclusive member discounts. The AmerAssist program offers important credit and collection benefits including:

  • Full-service collections including calls by professional collectors during the daytime, evenings and weekends as necessary to recover your money.
  • Fees as low as 10% regardless of the size of the account.
  • Custom Account Auditing to quickly recover accounts without customer alienation.
  • Every available remedy including filing non-responsive debtors with credit bureaus nationally and litigation, when appropriate, at AmerAssist’s expense.
  • Our Internet-based programs are easy to use and are a cost-effective alternative to liens to quickly bring money back into your business

For additional information, or to schedule a no-obligation receivables analysis, simply contact AmerAssist at (877) 207-9215 or on the web at We appreciate your consideration and know you will find AmerAssist’s services a valuable business tool. Thanks so much! CLICK HERE FOR INFO.

2014-2016 Industry All Star & 2014 Lumberman Of The Year!

2014-2016 MSLBMDA's Industry All Star - Bill Allen, Raton Builders Supply, Raton, NM

2014 Lumberman Of The Year - Kevin Pask, Alpine Lumber, Erie, CO

December 4th was a night of celebration for the members of the Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. Our 2014 Year End Celebration at Mile High Stadium Club at Sports Authority Field was the place to be to toast the end of 2014 while looking forward together to the opportunities awaiting us in the coming year.

The highlight of the event is always the recognition of the CO Council's Lumberman of the Year. This year, that prestigious award went to Kevin Pask, Alpine Lumber, Erie, CO. Bill Allen of Raton Builders Supply was also named the MSLBMDA's 2014-2016 Industry All-Star. Rounding out the night was the recognition of four Honorary Life Members: Ken Grenemyer, Continental Divide Fence; John Gunzner, Sr., Front Range Lumber; Kip Oram, Alpine Lumber; and Don Herbel, Austin Hardwoods. Click on our Newsletter Link for Details.

MSLBMDA Raises over $25,000 for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing at 3nd Annual Brew-Fest Fundraiser

Mile High Station in Denver was the place to be as retailers, suppliers, contractors, and industry friends united at the MSLBMDA's 2nd annual Brew-Fest Fundraiser benefitting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization that helps with the rehabilitation of Vets through the experience of fly-fishing.

Over 250 kind and generous souls came out to sample beers from our local brewery sponsors and hang out with numerous fly shops and guides who were sharing fishing knowledge (secrets) and the latest and greatest fly fishing equipment and apparel. In addition there were tons of silent auction items from guided fishing trips to Yeti coolers. Also, there were some awesome live auction items from a Bahamas Bonefish trip to customized fishing trips that are hosted by some of our own members of the MSLBMDA. Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, the MSLBMDA was able to present Project Healing Waters with a check for $25,171.19! Mark your calendars early for Wednesday, October 29th and we'll keep you posted on this phenomenal event! It's a great time for a great cause and you'll want to be there!

Industry Education & Training

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Check the Calendar Page often since we will be adding more classes continually! Give us a call if there is something specific we can help you with that you don't see scheduled.

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