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May Market Update: How the Economy Impacts our Market

Over the past several weeks, commodity lumber and panel markets have suffered from growing anxiety about the state of...

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Salvaged Wood in Portland #PDXNext Airport Project

The Port of Portland’s massive airport remodel, #PDXNext, is a prime example of how organizations are prioritizing sustainability goals...

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Market Report: Plywood Prices Increase

Plywood sales strengthened considerably over the last two weeks with enough volume sold to move existing inventories and extend...

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April Market Update: Commodity Lumber and Panel Markets

All commodity lumber and panel markets have bottomed out and turned upward In the past week. This past downward...

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Freres Wood at the 2022 Mass Timber Conference

The 2022 Mass Timber Conference was a success! We were happy to see everyone in-person again, and to provide...

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Market Report: Engineered Wood and Housing Starts

This year, U.S. housing starts are anticipated to be up four percent to 1.67 million starts. Housing permits are...

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Timber Update: Salvage Logging, Weather, and Regulations

The Freres Timber Department has come out of the gates at full speed through the short days and seemingly...

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March Market Update: The Ukraine-Russia War

Since the start of the Ukraine-Russia war, most buyers have turned cautious and bought for immediate needs. Who can...

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Market Report: Oriented Strand Board vs. Plywood

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) prices have been consistently above plywood prices the last couple of weeks. This seems like...

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