COLUMBIA, SC – Boise Cascade Co. will invest $23.5 million to expand its plywood operations in Chester County, South Carolina. The expansion is expected to create 52  jobs at the Chester Plywood mill.

Boise Cascade has already begun to add  equipment and expand the warehouse. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Chester County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.

Boise Chester plywood plant. Photo: Google Maps

"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. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen,” said Chris Seymour, Boise Cascade Southeastern Area manager.

Boise Cascade (NYSE: BCC) acquired the mill in 2013 from Chester Wood Products. Founded in 1957 and headquartered in Boise, ID, the company manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber and particleboard.

“We have so many great corporate citizens, like Boise Cascade, that are the driving force behind our economic development momentum, because they prove to the world that there is no better place to be doing business each time they decide to expand in our state. We look forward to seeing the positive impact that this new $23.5 million investment, and the 52 new jobs it will create, will have in Chester County,”  added Governor Nikki Haley.