Wood Basics Course

NAWLA's Fall Wood Basics Course will be held at Oregon State University on September 21-24, 2015.


The Fall Wood Basics Course at Oregon State University is sold out.  Please contact Brandon Arling at barling@nawla.org / 312.673.4945 to be placed on the wait list.


The NAWLA Wood Basics Course was started in 1981 to educate and develop a skilled workforce for the forest products industry. Over 1,500 have graduated from the Course since its inception, representing a broad cross section of the industry. Since that time, the curriculum has evolved with the industry, in areas such as technology and global trade. Today, the Wood Basics Course provides companies the best value and option to ensure its employees have the tools and knowledge to help them succeed.

The Wood Basics Course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. The curriculum encompasses the entire spectrum of the forest products industry: from seed to tree, from production to sales. Classes are taught be industry experts and cover all the topics relevant to success, such as:

  •  Sales Training
  •  Product Segmentation
  •  Price &Cost Trends
  •  Logistics & Transportation
  •  Forest Management & Operations 

The instructors are recognized experts in their respective fields, including corporate executives and industry consultants. The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, College of Forestry at Oregon State University & the College of Forest Resource at Mississippi State University provide many of the facilities,

while its professors also act as instructors.


“It turned me from a freshman to a professional lumber trader within one week.”

George Deng
Olympic Industries


North American Wholesale Lumber Association
NAWLA Services Corporation

330 North Wabash Suite 2000 | Chicago, IL 60611
312.321.5133 or 800.527.8258 - 312.673.6838