Freres Lumber Co., Lyons, Or., made the final shipment of its new, patented Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) to Oregon State University for use in the construction of the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory.
MPP is being used for both interior and exterior walls of the laboratory, as well as roofing in the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center. The two buildings, which form the Oregon Forest Science Center, are incorporating innovative uses of advanced wood products made in Oregon.
“This is our largest commercial project to-date, and we are thrilled to showcase the strength, versatility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of MPP in this premier project at OSU,” said Tyler Freres, VP of sales for Freres Lumber. “Partnering with Oregon State has been such a positive experience from research and development, to the final shipment of MPP to OSU.”
The 15,000-sq. ft. facility is expected to open by the fall. Sierra Pacific Industries committed $6 million to the project in honor of its founder, A.A. “Red” Emmerson.