The BPI Bulletin - March 2020

Published on Monday, March 2, 2020

In February's Edition of the Employee Section

  • BPI Customer Terms Reminder

  • Metabolic Syndrome, We're On It

  • Birthday's, Anniversaries, & New Hires


Did you know...BPI Customer Standard Terms as listed on the BPI Credit Application are:

Invoices dated 1st through 15th: terms are net 25th of the month, with a finance charge on the 15th of the following month.

  1. Invoices dated 1st through 15th: terms are net 25th of the month, with a finance charge on the 15th of the following month.

  2. Invoices dated 16th through 31st: terms are net 10th of the next month, with a finance charge on the last day of the month due.  (Direct Shipments): Vendor terms are applicable-1% discount may not apply.

  3. Cash discounts are not allowed on payments postmarked after the discount date. Debit memos are issued on charge back unearned discounts taken.

  4. A finance charge of 1-1/2% per month (18% per annum) or the highest amount allowed by law will be assessed against past due amounts, appearing on the statements as “FC”. Separate invoices are not sent.

  5. Accounts that become 30 days delinquent may have shipments suspended.

  6. Accounts that become 60 days delinquent may be placed on Prepay status.

  7. A service charge of $20.00 will be assessed for checks returned unpaid.

  8. BPI and/or BPI personnel do not extend warranties, written or implied, beyond the manufacturer’s warranty.

These are the standard terms offered on new accounts.  Please keep in mind that there are customers that have terms other than the standard terms. If you have questions about terms, feel free to contact Darla Thompson at the Corporate office to discuss them.



Metabolic Syndrome occurs when a person has three or more of the below risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The five risk factors are:

  • increased blood pressure (greater than 130/85 mmHg)
  • high blood sugar levels (100mg/dL or greater)
  • excess fat around the waist (greater than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women)
  • high triglyceride levels (150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) or greater)
  • low levels of good cholesterol, or HDL (less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women)

Everyone who participated in the Spring 2019 biometric screenings and is at risk for metabolic syndrome will be awarded with a $100 bonus if at least one of these risk factors is eliminated by the next biometric screenings. 

According to the American Heart Association, treating metabolic syndrome requires addressing several conditions together.  Here’s what you can do starting today: 

Here's what you can do starting today:

  • Eat better. Adopt a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, skinless poultry and non-fried fish, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Avoid processed foods, which are often high in saturated and trans fats, sodium and added sugar.


  • Get active. Incorporate at least 150 minutes of moderately vigorous physical activity into your weekly routine. Walking is the easiest place to start, but you may want to experiment to find something else you like to do that gets your heart rate up. If needed, break your exercise up into several short, sessions throughout the day to reach your goal.


  • Lose weight. Reduce your risk for heart disease by successfully losing weight and keeping it off. Learn your recommended calorie intake, the amount of food calories you're consuming, and the energy calories you're burning off with different levels of physical activity. Balance healthy eating with a healthy level of exercise to reach your goals.

When changes in lifestyle alone do not control the conditions related to metabolic syndrome, your health practitioner may prescribe medications to control blood pressure, cholesterol, and other symptoms. Carefully following your practitioner's instructions can help prevent many of the long term effects of metabolic syndrome. Every step counts and your hard work and attention to these areas will make a difference in your health!                                  

Birthdays Anniversaries New Hires
Chris Flesher 3/2 Marty Egge 33 Kaeleigh Quick - Sioux Falls, Millwork
Chadd Furley 3/5 Cheryl Griffith 32
Jeff Spence 3/5 Mark Jordan 23
Merlin Knutson 3/6 Joellen Wahner 21
Paul Maassen 3/7 Tom Lindaman 19
Arlene Wiley 3/9 Ron Miller 18
John Welch 3/12 Bruce Steinbronn 9
Michelle Ellerhoff 3/12 Stacey Greve 8
Kim Johnson 3/13 Doug Alexander 6
Tony Morales 3/14 Jeremy Germain 6
Nick Garner 3/14 Roger Palmer 6
Josh Davidson 3/14 Deana Messerschmidt 5
Matt Leedom 3/18 Alexander Baez 2
Tim Qualm 3/21 Amanda Buhrow 2
Shannon Skovlund 3/24 Bryce Temple 1
Deana Messerschmidt 3/24 Dave Hinrickson 1
Adam Willoughby 3/26 Larry Thu 1
Dean Platte 3/26
Tony Fox 3/26
Sam White 3/28
Kaeleigh Quick 3/30
Teresa OBeirne 3/30
Mark Wegner 3/31

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