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

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

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

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.

 

  • January 13, 2020  The New Year has shown little improvement in the plywood market since December. Plywood sales are still lackluster. It leaves one wondering where the market disappeared to. Have imports and increased OSB capacity really killed off a healthy panel market? Are housing......

  • December 27, 2019 As a “part 2” discussion on robots in the wood products industry, I’d like to dive in to how robots have long been helpful in labor-intensive positions dealing with higher-value products; in our case, this applies to patching for visual grade veneer......

  • December 23, 2019 Commodity plywood markets are unyielding, limping into the holiday weeks with few changes in prices or in the marketplace. Customers seem content to stay the course—that is, buy their needs, only. No changes really. Prices are trading in a very narrow and low range. There is......

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16 hours ago

Freres Lumber Co.

This is a teaser for an underway project -- our new Beam and Column line provided by CTC and USNR! This project incorporates equipment that has historically been used in our industry to process larger, old-growth timber to instead process the industry's newest engineered wood product -- our Mass Plywood Panel. 👏
You can see parts of carriage and bandmill currently in place and ready to be commissioned in February. Though it looks fairly typical, the carriage has been completely redesigned for our product. We will be hiring for an experienced sawyer for the line, so please contact us if you're interested. 👍
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This is innovative and impressive. Well Done!!

Awesome!

Staying on top of the plywood industry with innovations. 👍👍👍 Excellent.

Beautiful

WOW!

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5 days ago

Freres Lumber Co.

Our crews were working hard over the holidays to construct a container and box van loader. The system was designed by our maintenance manager, Russ Blumenstein, and Bob Bivans from Bivans Design. 👏
The loader is going to be an important part of our shipping process. We have had inquiries for shipping MPP product throughout the world, which requires the ability to load containers efficiently. A used trailer was extensively modified, and added to, for the loader. Thanks to the crew pictured above (left to right: Chuck Tompkins, Aaron Slusser, Trenton Schmidt, Anthony Vasquez, and Clayton Lee) for all their work over the holiday season. 🎉
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Our crews were working hard over the holidays to construct a container and box van loader. The system was designed by our maintenance manager, Russ Blumenstein, and Bob Bivans from Bivans Design. 👏
The loader is going to be an important part of our shipping process. We have had inquiries for shipping MPP product throughout the world, which requires the ability to load containers efficiently.  A used trailer was extensively modified, and added to, for the loader. Thanks to the crew pictured above (left to right: Chuck Tompkins, Aaron Slusser, Trenton Schmidt, Anthony Vasquez, and Clayton Lee) for all their work over the holiday season. 🎉
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Excellent job guys! Well, especially my Anthony 🤗

Great job guys!

Good work guys!

Great group of guys

Yay Russ Blumenstein and team!!

Tina Lee Chelsi Lee Steffon Lee there is are hero clayton helping build unique things!

Good work guys!! Very proud of you cuz!! Anthony Vasquez ❤

And it is cool😎😎

Doesn't look like much work is getting done!😂

Great job guys!!! Anthony

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