February 22, 2016 Spring looks promising for the lumber market and Freres Lumber Company.   However, it is very much a mixed bag, depending on region. Some areas are rolling along, others are OK, but not great. Even though we have encountered winter weather episodes around the country,...

February 1, 2016 January plywood trading has not been easy, though plywood sales volumes at Freres Lumber Company have picked up in the last week of January. The few days of winter storms last week on the East Coast certainly stopped shipping activity in effected areas....

January 18, 2016 Winter Activity Stabilizes the Plywood Market Holiday production curtailments by multiple panel producers, including a maintenance curtailment at the Freres Lumber Company plywood facility, temporarily halted the steady decline in December plywood prices. Prices rose slightly as producers quoted shipment times into the week...

January 13, 2016 Freres Lumber Company operates within federally held forests and, as such, is affected by federal rules and regulations regarding timber harvesting. It’s a complicated issue with many facets that affect our business and the communities where we live. Recently the debate has been...