Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Education Foundation Inc.

Since 2009 WLDEF has awarded:

  • Over $77,000 in College Scholarships.

  • Over $96,000 in financial assistance for professional development training.

  • Over $30,000 in sponsorship for training and industry networking events.

Proud Sponsor of:

  • College Scholarships

  • Professional Development Tuition Assistance Programs

  • ​Roundtable Grants

Promoting and Supporting the

Retail Lumber Industry

Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Education  Foundation Inc
Phone: (262) 313-7672

Established In 2009 by the Wisconsin Retail Lumber Association Inc. (WRLA),  the Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Education Foundation Inc.  was founded to give back to the industry that made the WRLA a successful association throughout its 120 year history.

The WLDEF is a non-profit corporation which was created and shall be operated to support and promote the retail lumber industry in Wisconsin and the Michigan Upper Peninsula.  The WLDEF will support professional education and training to current Wisconsin and Upper Michigan based members.  The WLDEF will support attendance at educational seminars and conferences, and will disseminate educational and promotional information about the lumber and building materials industry.  It will also provide scholarships and financial assistance to persons with an interest in the building materials and the building trades to pursue post secondary school education opportunities.

WLDEF Programs