In 2013, Boise Cascade acquired Chester Wood Products, effectively establishing the company’s first Palmetto State operations. Operating today as Chester Plywood, Boise Cascade has decided to expand its Chester County operations in an effort to better serve its growing customer base. The company is investing $23.5 million in the facility, creating 52 new jobs in Chester, S.C., as South Carolina Department of Commence reported.
With respect to its investment in the facility Boise Cascade has already begun installing new equipment and expanding the warehouse.
Hiring for the new positions began in the 3Q 2015, and will continue through the 1Q 2016.
"This $23.5 million investment shows the confidence that the company has in our more than 350 employees in South Carolina and represents a sound investment in the future of this facility and of this company,” Boise Cascade Company Southeastern Area Manager Chris Seymour said.
Boise Cascade Company is one of the largest producers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products.