Continuing to learn and develop new skills and ideas is always important, not only to business owners but their employees. WLDEF helps members enhance their knowledge & skills by providing financial assistance grants to attend BLD Connection Roundtables and LumberTech classes. WLDEF also sponsors industry educational events like the annual Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Leadership Conference.
*Assistance programs are for WLDEF members only.
The LumberTech program offers training for all areas of the retail lumber operation including yard & delivery, sales, estimating, and management. WLDEF provides financial assistance of up to 50% of the registration fee for members attending LumberTech classes.
Current classes being offered include:
For dates, locations and class details visit the NLA website - https://www.bldconnection.org/professional-development/lumbertech-classes/
You can learn a lot from your peers, that is why WLDEF would like to help members participate in the Northwestern Lumber Association roundtables by offering an annual grant of $500 per company to help off-set the registration cost.
NLA offers several owner/manager roundtable groups including:
WLDEF is also offering a $250 grant per company for any member that participates in Northwestern Lumber Associations Virtual Roundtable.
For dates, locations and roundtable details visit the NLA website - https://www.bldconnection.org/professional-development/roundtables/
To be a member of the WLDEF you must be a retailer or supplier of lumber or building materials that resides in Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a member in good standing with BLD Connection (Northwestern Lumber Association).