Two weeks ago, all the engineers in our office along with other members of the local Charlotte Structural Engineers Association visited Chester Wood Products in Chester, South Carolina. About 50 people attended. Mr. Mike Creely and his staff did a great job of explaining their operations from the delivery of trees to the shipping of the finished plywood product out the back door..
They allowed us to take photos so we've created a photo gallery that chronicles the manufacturing process from start to finish. It was really quite fascinating and surprising how much of the process still has a human element. You can find the photo and some technical information about Chester Wood Products here on our website.