Freres Engineered Wood Shapes The Near-Complete PDX Terminal Roof

Four hundred thousand square feet of Freres Engineered Wood’s Mass Ply Panels was used on the 9-acre mass timber roof in the Port of Portland’s PDX Terminal Project. The Port of Portland recently announced that they have reached the halfway mark in a five-year long airport expansion project. The use of Freres’ MPP has made […]

Lumber prices fall 42% in past year, according to new Gordian construction costs data

After a dramatic spike from early-2020 to early-2022, the cost of framing lumber has now declined 42% over the past three quarters, according to data released this week by Gordian, the leading provider of data insights, technology and expert services for all phases of the building lifecycle Gordian data indicates that other wood material costs have […]

Mendocino Companies Complete Acquisition in Utah

UWP’s manufacturing facility in Woods Cross, Utah, is a well-maintained, highly efficient preservative treating plant on a large, fully paved site with dry kilns and rail service. The facility will continue to operate as it has successfully for decades. A distribution yard, operating as ABS in Denver, Colorado was included in the asset purchase. Robert […]

Snavely Forest Products Promotes Carl J. Lamb to Executive Vice President

Snavely Forest Products (“Snavely”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacArthur Company, is pleased to announce that effective immediately, Carl J. Lamb has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President.   Lamb joined Snavely Forest Products in 1994 when he was hired as an Engineered Wood Products Designer. He has held several positions within the company including […]


Joseph A. Hardy III, founder of 84 Lumber, Nemacolin resort and Hardy World, celebrates his 100th birthday on Jan. 7, 2023. In sharing his secret to longevity, Hardy says it’s important “to stay contemporary and stay with the times as they continue to evolve. The basic principles don’t change too much whenever you are dealing with […]