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2018 1st Annual Women in Industry Roundtable and Conference

  • Date: October 2-3, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 PM Opening Session
  • Location: Omni Interlocken Resort
  • City: Broomfield, CO

The first annual Women in Industry Conference will be held on October 3rd and 4th at the Omni Interlocken. The WIIR Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for women in all facets of the LBM industry sharpen their leadership skills, network with leaders in LBM and participate in a mentorship program. This event was created to inspire and encourage women from all facets of the industry! Join us for the WIIR - the sky is the limit for our careers in this industry! Check our the recent article in ProSales Magazine written about the event:

Pro Sales WIIR Article

At this conference we will:

  • Define the Leadership Challenges of Today
  • Learn Keys to Professional Growth and Development
  • Study the Relationship Between Management, Leadership and Power
  • Construct a Community of Women to Support Conference Participants as They Move Forward in Their Careers

Who Should Attend?

Women in all stages of their careers who are either in leadership positions or aspire to move into leadership positions. You will have an opportunity leverage educational opportunities to advance your career, as well as meet professional women from all facets of the LBM industry. Come join us – we are committed to making a difference in the LBM Industry!

Facilitator: Jan Flynn, Ph.D., Purdue University, Associate Professor Georgia College and State University, Organizational Development/Communications

2018 MSLBMDA Fall Leadership and Board Meetings

  • Date: October 4-5, 2018
  • Time: 8:99 Am
  • Location: Omni Interlocken Resort
  • City: Broomfield, CO

Great Expectations - Set Your Strategy for 2019 and Beyond!

Join us for the annual Mountain States and Mid-America Lumber Dealers leadership conference October 4th and 5th in Denver, Colorado!

Why should you attend the MSLBMDA/MLA Leadership Conference?

Our industry is changing rapidly. Learn from industry experts on what trends are evident and developing, and how to focus your business to successfully navigate these changes.

Educational sessions will cover many topics that concern our businesses and industry today, including:

  • Economic Trends - present and emerging
  • Leadership in today's business climate - leadership skills for today
  • The labor shortage and what to do to make a difference today
  • The LBM Industry today - mergers, acquisitions, independent lumber dealers progress, State of the Union today and future trends...what will the lumber dealer of tomorrow look like?
  • Lumber pricing and tariffs - what's happening with the SLA and is there hope for commodity pricing decreases? How long can this boom cycle last?
  • Cybersecurity - hackers are hitting the LBM industry with increasing frequency. Are you prepared? Learn how to protect your business.

This year, MSLBMDA is pleased to host dealers from our sister association, the Mid-America Lumbermens Association. Dealers from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas will be joining our group, which will give us a wonderful opportunity to meet dealers from other areas of the country. We will be sharing best practices and new ideas.

The relationships we have in the LBM industry are truly one of our best assets! Don't miss the opportunity to learn, share and sharpen the saw in a collaborative and engaging environment.

2018 New Mexico Blueprint and Estimating Workshop

  • Date: October 15 & 16, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (both days)
  • Location: Guardian Conference Room, 5851 Edith Blvd
  • City: Albuquerque, NM

MSLBMDA will be hosting the Blueprint and Estimating Workshop in Albuquerque on October 15th and 16th. Registration is now open. Click on the link below to register for the Albuquerque workshop.

Workshop hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days. WBMA’s Executive Director, Casey Voorhees, will provide 2 full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take offs. Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings.

Material covered in the workshop will be:

  • Blueprint Reading Wall Framing
  • Scale Usage Siding & Exterior Trim
  • Estimating Formulas Roof Systems
  • Common Material Applications
  • Hip, Valley & Floor Layout
  • Jack Rafters

Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views.

Students will be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof.

Attendees are required to bring a calculator and pencils.

2018 ProDealer Industry Summit

  • Date: October 17-19, 2018
  • Location: Blu Aqua Hotel
  • City: Chicago, IL

The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and the manufacturers who supply them. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices from leaders in the industry in a relaxed format that encourages networking and personal interaction.

The event is set for October 17-19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Go to www.NLBMDA.org to register!

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