Boise Cascade Investing $17.5M In South Carolina Expansion

A strategic location and access to a skilled workforce led the manufacturing company to expand its Chester County, SC facility to meet growing demand.

Boise Cascade Company will expand its existing operations in Chester County, SC. The engineered wood products and plywood maker and building products distributor is investing an additional $17.5 million in the facility in a series of upgrade projects.

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“South Carolina is strategically located to reach our East Coast and southern markets,” said Executive Vice President Mike Brown. “With the state’s strong manufacturing base, we’ve been fortunate to draw a skilled workforce from Chester and the surrounding communities, and we’re always looking for talented people to join our team.”

In 2013, Boise Cascade acquired Chester Wood Products, a softwood plywood facility. Boise Cascade has continued to upgrade its existing Chester County operations located at 1445 Lancaster Highway in Chester, SC, in response to growing customer demand.

“Boise Cascade’s latest expansion in South Carolina continues to prove that there is no better place to be doing business,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this new $17.5 million investment will have in Chester County.”

In 2015, the company invested $23.5 million in a series of improvements to the facility, resulting in more efficient production capabilities and dozens of additional jobs. In total, the Boise, ID-based company now has more than 295 full-time employees at its Chester County location.

“The fact that Boise Cascade has decided to expand its Chester County operations speaks to South Carolina’s pro-business environment,” added South Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “I look forward to watching Boise Cascade thrive here for many years to come.”

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