April 28, 2017 Last month representatives from Freres Lumber Company attended the 2017 Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon with leaders from across the wood products industry. The “Forest to Frame” conference theme provided the perfect opportunity for us to unveil the latest Freres product; Mass...

  April 24, 2017 Mixed Outlook on Wood Products Market The plywood market has been, as often, a mixed bag. Following one supplier’s announcement that they were experiencing rail shipping problems last week and subsequently going off the market at all their mills for three days, the commodity...

March 13, 2017 A positive first quarter bodes well for Freres Lumber Company and the wood products market overall.   Panel Markets Surprise Producers Typically, panel markets are generally lethargic during the first quarter of the year. Weather usually restricts construction, yards moderate inventories, and panel producers limit production...

February 27, 2017 Freres Lumber Company has seen a positive trend in the wood products markets continue into February. Western plywood markets have been surprisingly good in February, despite winter weather issues in various parts of the country. The price appreciation is welcome, of course, given this...

[caption id="attachment_539" align="alignleft" width="242"] Tyler Freres, Vice President of Sales[/caption] This year has already been full of surprises for Freres Lumber Company and I am sure there will be much more excitement to come as 2017 progresses. The final months of 2016 were a brutal period for...

January 29, 2017 Freres Lumber plant activity is picking up, with a surge of plywood business. The plywood market awakened from a winter slumber this week and mills across the board were able to clean up some inventory and build some breathing room into their order files....