Wisconsin Lumber Dealers Education Foundation Inc.

The WLDEF Training Committee will select industry training opportunities to sponsor and/or offer discounts to Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Northwestern Lumber Association (NLA) members.  This may include convention seminars, estimating classes, roundtables, etc.

Click HERE for a list of NLA Professional Development Programs.

Roundtable Grants

Class Tuition Assistance

Are you a current owner or employee of a member* company?  The WLDEF provides financial assistance to members attending select Northwestern Lumber Association Professional Development classes.

Current classes being offered include:

*Membership in the WLDEF - A "member" of the foundation shall be any retailer or supplier of lumber or building materials that resides in Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a member in good standing of the Northwestern Lumber Association ("NLA").Type your paragraph here.

Training Programs

  • Fleet Management & DOT
  • Yard Safety & OSHA
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Sales 101
  • Project Management

Owners and Managers can learn a lot from their peers.  The WLDEF would like to help members participate in the Northwestern Lumber Association Roundtables by offering a once a year $500 financial assistance rebate.

For dates, locations and roundtable details visit the NLA website -  

(Future Lumber Leaders Roundtables do not qualify for Roundtable Assistance.)

For dates, locations and class details visit the NLA website - http://www.nlassn.org/
(The Class Tuition Assistance program excludes webinars and  convention seminars)

  • Estimating 1-2-3
  • Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Yard & Delivery Workshop
  • Contractor Sales
  • HR-Legal & Lien Law