February 15, 2019 Over the past few weeks, Freres Lumber Company’s Mass Plywood Panel received patents and passed fire safety testing, putting it on course to be the only mass timber panel constructed entirely from Structural Composite Lumber (SCL).   MPP Receives Patents in the United States...

January 11, 2019 A new year is upon us, and it is customary to contemplate what lies ahead for Freres Lumber in 2019. We have many things to be thankful for, and we think there is much opportunity ahead of us in the next 12 months.   Markets There...

December 3, 2018 The many benefits of engineered wood products are being touted in scientifically based environmental reports and the continual struggle against poor forest management that results in catastrophic fires. Large wildfires, like those recently plaguing California, not only have disastrous effects on people, animals, air...

August 20, 2018 When we initially began constructing our engineered Mass Plywood Panel one question continually asked of us was, “What applications do you see your wood product used for in the future?” The answer always came back to, “The applications are only limited by the...

August 6, 2018 Freres Lumber Company is proud to announce that they have received structural certification for their patent-pending product, the Mass Plywood Panel (MPP), by the APA*- The Engineered Wood Association, under ANSI/APA PRG 320 standards. Freres Lumber is only the third U.S. producer to...

I recently toured the new Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) plant, Plant 6, and met Jason Pilgrim and learned more about his role as the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Manager at this new MPP facility in Lyons, Oregon. What is your role at Freres Lumber Co.? Well, you...