Freres Lumber is the industry leader in the production of high quality veneer for the manufacturing of plywood and engineered wood products. INDUSTRY LEADER LEARN MORE Sustainability starts in the forest. All our wood comes from a 150-mile radius from the mill and is harvested from sustainably managed forests as a renewable resource. ECO FRIENDLY LEARN MORE We support a thriving workforce, providing local jobs and career opportunities in manufacturing, milling, trucking, and forestry. JOIN US LEARN MORE

Manufacturers of High Quality Wood Products

We specialize in creating the highest quality products across the wood products spectrum from raw log to finished products.

Stacked Veneer


The vast majority of the veneer that we manufacture is made from Douglas Fir due to the high quality of the species’ wood fiber.

Douglas Fir Plywood


Freres Lumber Co., has been the industry leader in the production of high-quality sheathing and touch sanded plywood panels since 1998.

Douglas Fir Lumber


Our primary lumber products are variations of 2×3 through 4×6 dimensions in softwood species such as Douglas Fir or Hemlock.

Jobs and Opportunities

We employ nearly 500 individuals in the North Santiam Canyon (the communities of Lyons and Mill City, Oregon). Job opportunities exist in our veneer manufacturing operations, a stud mill, our cogeneration facility, trucking, and in our forestry and road building departments.

Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce of people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures. We believe in promotion from within and always look internally before recruiting externally.

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Mass Plywood Panel


MPP is a massive, large scale, structural composite lumber based panel designed as an alternative to Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT). CLT products have been used in Europe for decades as a substitute for concrete construction, and have recently been used in multi-story construction in the United States.


  •     January 18, 2021 In memoriam of Bob Trusty March 25, 1955-Nov. 25, 2020 Longtime Freres Lumber employee Robert “Bob” Trusty passed away on November 25, 2020 in Corvallis, Oregon. Bob drove trucks for Freres Lumber for nearly 37 years. He was a dedicated......

  •   January 15, 2021 December 2020 a positive trajectory for plywood sales Plywood markets December plywood markets were atypical from a historical perspective. Typically, December is a month where producers consider extended holiday shutdowns to make repairs and upgrades and begin the New Year with......

  • January 11, 2021 New Construction Project  Santiam Canyon School District carried out the first new school construction project using MPP. General contractors Gerding Builders and TGC Structural, along with project manager HMK Company, successfully used Mass Ply Panels throughout the project. With MPP walls in......

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