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

Introduction to Building Material Sales
January 16, 2024
Embassy Suites Portland Airport – Portland, OR

This workshop is excellent for personnel new to the industry, employees with limited training, as well as those more experienced desiring additional industry knowledge.

Click Here for Intro to BMS Sales Registration Form

Estimating Workshop
January 17-18, 2024
Embassy Suites Portland, Airport – Portland, OR

Attendees learn the basics of floor, wall and roof framing while developing a material list.  Contractor salespeople, inside sales support and anyone desiring to learn the basics of how a take-off is developed will all benefit from this workshop.

Click Here for Estimating Registration Form

Available Now on Foundation Learning Management System

Click here to visit Foundation LMS for all available courses.


The Lumber and Building Material Reference Manuals

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 Logo

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

Rick Lierz
Franklin Building Supply
Boise, Idaho