John Ramsey, the Chairman of Diamond Hill Plywood, believes the building materials distribution industry will be challenged in 2014 by inventory shortages. “There are going to be some inventory shortages, here and there, for brief periods of time,” he said.
According to John Anderson, Vice President of Building Plastics, Inc., (BPI) while it is difficult to serve both flooring and countertop markets, BPI handles the problem by separating the workload into separate divisions.
Registration for the 2014 University of Industrial Distribution (UID) has closed. Due to high demand, the event reached capacity and sold out last week.
Steve Dominick is the President of Central Wholesale Supply Company, a family-owned distributor based in Norfolk, VA. Central has been a member of the NBMDA for 30 years. According to Dominick, the greatest challenge facing the building material distribution industry in 2014 is the economy.
CHICAGO – The 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention was a huge success with more than 700 distributors and manufacturers in attendance from the building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries. Business connections were developed between distributor attendees and supplier partners.