Western Building Material Association is the trade association proudly serving the building material
industry in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington since 1903.

WBMA Coming Events

Available Now!

Online Forklift Operator Training For The LBM Industry

This program meets OSHA's requirements for the classroom portion of training required.

Program Covers:

  • Different Types of Lifts and Operating Principles
  • Operator Responsibilities / Pre-Shift Inspections
  • Safely Operating a Forklift
  • Handling Building Materials

Click Here to Check out the Course



The New Lumber and Building Material Reference Manuals are Here!

The Lumber and Building Material Reference Manual is an invaluable resource for the LBM industry.  This manual includes updated span tables, charts and formulas and many more helpful topics. Price is $24.95 each plus shipping and handling for WBMA members ($39.95 plus S&H for non-members)

Click here for an order form.

Foundation Learning Management System is Online!




We are excited to share with you the debut of Foundation LMS - an online learning platform designed specifically for the lumber and building material industry.  Whether you need content to onboard new employees or need to train/educate existing ones, this will be an invaluable resource for you.  Also, Foundation is continually evolving with new courses always in the works.  

Follow the link to the website at Foundation LMS and watch the video below for a brief preview.



WBMA Proudly Serving Our Member Since 1903







WBMA's 2023 President

Jeff Newenhof
City Lumber Company
Astoria, Oregon

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