EPDs provide a standardized, objective assessment of the relative environmental impact of a product beginning with material sourcing and reforestation practice.
The expanded beam and column applications can reportedly handle the gravity load required by taller structures.
The state of Oregon is at near-record unemployment levels. And yet, one of the region's biggest lumber companies can't find workers.
Freres Lumber said it is already reaping benefits after installing the Taihei horizontal hot press for laminating plywood after the gluing and prepressing processes.
Robert "Bob" Freres died last week. He led Oregon lumber giant Freres Lumber for more than 40 years.
The U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition, a group comprised of 10 domestic plywood producers, has filed a Lanham Act claim of false labeling against three U.S. certification agencies. The coalition claims certain structural plywood panels produced in southern Brazil are being fraudulently certified and stamped as compliant with U.S. product standards.
One of Oregon's biggest lumber companies has called for a mass boycott of businesses who support a new state carbon cap and trade bill.
Rob Freres, president of Oregon-based Freres Lumber, has pledged $1 million to overturn a new business tax in Oregon.
Freres Lumber has been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, ranking fifth in the Urban Development/Real Estate category.