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2018 Yard Operations Workshop

  • Date: February 7 – 8, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30PM
  • 4th Floor - MSLBMDA Office, Greenwood Villiage, CO
  • Member Rate: $295.00 per Attendee (non-members: $650)

The Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association will be conducting the Yard & Delivery Managers Workshop on February 7-8, 2018. The class will be at the MSLBMDA office, 8480 E. Orchard Road, 4th Floor Training Room. Workshop hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ken Wilbanks, your instructor, is a highly regarded business consultant. His career in the building material industry extends from entry level to executive responsibility with over 30 years' experience.

The Yard & Delivery Managers Workshop devotes two dynamic days to understanding the essential best practices and providing powerful tools to ensure stellar performance within each separate, yet interrelated, area of yard and delivery operations. Ken Wilbanks applies his Operational Excellence Methodology to teach yard and delivery managers to be effective managers with rock solid core best practices and standards that really work.

The program agenda includes:

  • Materials Storage and Handling
  • Stopping the Leaks NOW - minimizing inventory losses
  • The Maximum Customer Experience in the Yards and on the Job Site
  • Involving the Delivery Drivers in the Selling Process
  • The Essentials of High Level Delivery Execution
  • Improving Receiving Accuracy on Stock and Special Orders
  • Creating the Best First Impressions in the Yards
  • The War on Clutter, Waste and Poor Operational Standards
  • Safety First - In the Yards, Warehouses and on the Road

MSLBMDA Member Rate: $295.00 per attendee Non-Members: $650 and must be paid in advance. Fee includes lunch and all course materials/manuals.

Hotel: DoubleTree Hotel, 7801 East Orchard Road - Greenwood Village, CO 303.779.6161 (approximately 5 minutes from MSLBMDA office, most reasonable rates in Tech Center)

2017 Blue Print & Estimating Workshop

  • Date: December 6 – 7 2017
  • Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Both Days)
  • MSLBMDA Office, Greenwood Villiage, CO
  • 4th Floor Training Room

MSLBMDA will be conducting its popular Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop on December 6th and 7th, 2017, at the MSLBMDA Office, 8480 E. Orchard Road, 4th Floor Training Room.

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.

• 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.

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 are required to bring a calculator and pencils.


  • Special Rate for MSLBMDA Members - $495 per attendee
  • Non-Members - $695 and must be paid in advance
  • Fees include lunch, course manual, blueprints, architectural and joist/truss layout scale.


  • Best Western Tech Center, 9231 E. Arapahoe Road, Englewood, CO 303.792.9999
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Tech Center, 9009 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood CO 303.799.4555
  • (both approximately 10 minutes from MSLBMDA office, most reasonable rates in Tech Center)

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