Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is the first U.S. company to install and operate the Taihei Horizontal Press Model P25-AB, a horizontal hot press for laminating plywood after the gluing and prepressing processes. In keeping with its history as a leader in early adoption and innovation, Freres is already reaping the numerous benefits the horizontal press offers over the conventional U.S. vertical press technology
LYONS, ORE. 16 Sept., 2019— Freres Lumber Co., Inc. has joined nine other U.S. domestic plywood producers as the “U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition” to file a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies: PFS TECO, Timber Products Inspection and International Accreditation Service. The essential point of the claim is that structural plywood panels produced in South America are being fraudulently certified and stamped as compliant with U.S. Product Standard PS1-09 for Structural Plywood, when the panels in fact do not meet the country’s minimum structural requirements for stiffness and deflection.
August 19th, 2019—Can design help us achieve personal balance and live our best lives? How can design thinking foster a society that balances the needs of all of its people and the planet? What is the role of design to mitigate our impact on the planet and achieve greater natural balance?
February 20th, 2019—Freres Lumber Company has been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, ranking as the fifth on the Most Innovative Company List in the Urban Development/Real Estate category.
January 31st, 2019- Freres Lumber announces receipt of final patents in multiple countries
August 7, 2018 – First Mass Timber Panel constructed entirely from Structural Composite Lumber
March 27, 2018 – Mass Timber Conference in Portland, Oregon
November 21, 2017 – Tragic fire put Plant 4 out of commission June 26; rebuild completed, crews back to work by November
June 13, 2017 – Mass Plywood Panel project gets boost from U.S. Forest Service grant
April 24, 2017 – Opening May 13: Quest for Beauty Exhibit
March 1, 2017 – Freres Lumber VP makes bold predictions for 2017
August 15, 2016 Habitat for Humanity