December 19, 2017 It has been a momentous holiday season for Freres Lumber Company! We are not only celebrating our 95th year in operation, but the world’s first Mass Plywood Panel has finally been produced! At 6:15PM, on December 18th, a panel 4” thick by 8’...

December 11, 2017 Housing starts rebounded sharply in October to 1.29 million units after receding in September due to the economic effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Housing permits were also up by almost 5.9% indicating additional growth in starts to come. GDP growth surprised with...

Volatile Plywood Market To Carry Us Through to January The US plywood market have traveled some distance in pricing this past summer and early fall, ,. Like most commodity lumber and panel products, plywood supply and demand dynamics contributed to one of the most volatile markets...

After four months and a lot of hard work,of hard work, our Freres Lumber veneer production facility (Plant 4) is running again! It has not been without trial and tribulation, however. We were able to run one dryer starting on Monday, October 16th, and began...

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...