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Sawdac: Newsletter Spring 2023

April 11, 2023  By Jennifer Beingessner

Well it’s been a super busy last quarter and start to the year here at SAWDAC. It’s hard to know where to start.

Juicy member benefits
SAWDAC has partnered up with Score Promotions to be able to offer the best pricing available for any type of promotional items including apparel, pens, stationary items and trade show items branded with your company name and logo. We’ve been able to secure the best pricing possible with our size of membership. If you buy any type of these materials, please reach out to us and we can help you secure the best products, pricing and customer service for all these needs.

We’ve also partnered with Somerville Auto to secure the best pricing possible for any need you might have from commercial trucking to EV stations to any type of car you might need for your business needs. When you’re deciding where to find your next business or luxury vehicle, look to who Canadian companies have been trusting for over 65 years. At Somerville, they provide vehicle solutions by giving our members the complete services of an independent leasing company. They have experienced fleet advisors to help make the right selection for your commercial vehicles. Looking to modify your work vehicle to prepare it for supporting window and door installations? Somerville provides upfitting services to build the perfect vehicle for any of your needs.

We’re just in the midst of rolling out a health care benefits plan in the second quarter.  We will have lots of information once all the Ts are crossed and Is are dotted.  We went ahead with this from our survey that we sent out to our membership. There was an overwhelming need and want for health benefits from current employees and to onboard new employees.  We are extremely excited to be able to bring this to our membership and look forward to working with you on this. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to us and we will put you on the list to contact first.


And, lastly, one of the other huge benefits that we’ve been working on for our membership, which will roll out early second quarter, is health and safety training. We sent out a survey on this and found there was a huge need and want for this to be able to satisfy the government legislation in the workplace.  Again, please reach out to us if you’d like to be first on the list for WHMIS training, workplace violence and harassment training and workplace disability training as these are all mandated by governments.

RenoPlan rockets
A couple of items to close out 2022. There were some great accomplishments. One was that our Renoplan Plan program was up substantially. This was caused by many different factors including our outreach to our partners. The consumers want it. It has just been a win-win for everyone involved in the program.

Window Wise report
Lastly, the Window Wise program. Window Wise was up 38 percent last year. Training was up and the registrations were up, which went hand-in-hand with the substantial increase. We have brought on some key Window Wise members in key locations in Canada. It has been so successful in one area that they have decided to open up two more locations on the east coast. Congratulations to all those involved in Window Wise and using those marketing tools and resources that help you and the consumers.

We just want to leave you with thoughts on 2023. Last year was a successful one for many members in our programs and we look forward to being able to continue our successes as best as possible with a challenging economy ahead of us. If you have any questions about any of the information here please reach out to us. We’d love to be able to help you accomplish your goals and your customers’ goals.

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