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.

Working at Plant 3

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.


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3 days ago

Freres Lumber Co.

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the fire sparing our mills, which helped keep the economic engine of the Santiam Canyon intact. We're thankful that more than half our lands were untouched, that we're still strong and our plants are up-to-date. And we're thankful our family has escaped illness from Covid. What are you gratfeul for this year? ... See MoreSee Less

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Unreal how much was destroyed😢 Grateful, our little area was spared ❤️ from the fire. Thank you!

I am so grateful that Freres has kept me and so many others happily employed for so many years

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

In all the pain and suffering the canyon will and always survive. Built and sustained by the pioneer spirit it was founded. Thanksgiving to all.

I'm thankful for my lovely wife and the great opportunities that freres has gave me and for the opportunity to Excel in the company

For family, and the same as well.

We are also grateful to be spared.

Thankful for my job and that Freres was able to keep us working all year, minus the fire evacuation time. Thankful for my family remaining healthy as well.

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6 days ago

Freres Lumber Co.

We spy a chair made out of MPP 👏
#frereslumber #massplywoodpanel
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We spy a chair made out of MPP 👏
#frereslumber #massplywoodpanel

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Very nice!!! Add some cushion seats & backs with decorative nails & that would be wonderful seating. 👍

Good craftsmanship.

WOW that is beautiful, I love it. Who made it?

Love it!💛


That is Awesome‼️

Nice! Looks heavy!


Cool looking chair

Yep pretty cool

Very nice

Love this

I love this!

That’s cool 😎

Whoa, how thick a piece is that shown?

That's pretty sick! Did you make that Michael Tony Wisner?

I love this

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