November 13, 2017 Expected and unexpected events affect the wood products markets. Housing starts dropped in September to 1.127 million starts, the lowest level of the year. The drop in starts can largely be attributed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which are also believed to have shaved...

October 16, 2017 What is the value of a floor? What is the value of a completed structure? If Freres Lumber could provide every primary structural wood element within a building, what would those elements be worth? A New Way Forward for Wood Products Freres Lumber’s products and...

October 2, 2017 The plywood market continues to surprise and exceed the expectations of almost everyone these days, including us here at Freres Lumber Company. Even with a more measured sales pace of the past couple weeks, mills continue to sell wood each day. Most customers...

July 31, 2017 Strong Plywood Market It has been a remarkable plywood run so far this summer, with strong sales and stronger prices. The plywood market was strong through June and then our own custom dryer facility burned at the end of the month and that tipped...

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