About Us

Education & Training

Our members stay current on industry trends and new advancements in wood products technology and pressure treatment processes so they can help buyers correctly and safely obtain the products needed. We also maintain a close relationship with the Montana Department of Agriculture and sponsor training sessions for recertification of pesticide applicator licenses every other year.

Regular meetings, networking and idea sharing, getting and giving referrals, learning new sources of supplies and markets, and a timely and informative newsletter all help IRA members build their businesses. We help them find state and federal loan opportunities and have presented a unified voice in the implementation of workers’ compensation, payroll and independent contractor rulings.

State agriculture departments provide coursework to recertify IRA members for their pesticide applicator licenses.