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Wildfires and Electricity at Freres

The high risk of wildfires caused by a combination of high winds and high temperatures at the start of...

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Market Report: Interest Rates and the Wood Products Markets

There are never boring days in wood products markets! Conflicting signals abound and the market is finding scant reasons...

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Remembering Oregon’s Labor Day Fires

Labor Day weekend 2022 brought back eerie memories of 2020. The weather was hot, the humidity low and winds...

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Building With Wood Reduces Environmental Impact

As one of the largest privately-owned, independent wood products manufacturers on the West Coast, we have a history of...

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August Market Update: A Sneaky, Solid Market

The commodity plywood markets continue to remain steady. Sales are coming at a decent, if unspectacular, pace while buyers...

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Freres Timberland Closed to Recreational Activities

This year’s hunting season will look different on Freres timberland. With fire season well underway, we have made the...

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Market Report: An Apprehensive Market

The general tenor of the marketplace is apprehensive. Macro-economic discussions, such as federal interest rate hikes and the consequent...

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Thank You For 100 Years | Freres Centennial Event

My grandfather and company founder, T.G. Freres, would have turned 124 years old last month. When we look back,...

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July Market Update: The “Prove-It-To-Me” Plywood Market

The plywood market bottomed out the last week of June, and since then has had incremental price increases each...

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Timber Update: A Wet Spring and Busy Summer

The second quarter has come and gone with one of the wettest springs in history, which means an incredible...

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