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....

December 19, 2016 As the year-end wood products markets stabilize, Freres Lumber Company readies for equipment upgrades and the new Mass Plywood Product.   Veneer Market Veneer prices have been stable for a couple weeks in a row and I would like to hesitantly pronounce a bottom to the...

November 14, 2016 A difficult wood products market presents challenges and opportunities for Freres Lumber Company.   Declining Wood Products Markets Veneer and plywood prices have both declined over the last month. Veneer has been leading the decline with a very gradual, but painful, drop from $58.50 mid-summer to...