Winston Plywood receives and places boilers | Winston County Journal

As construction continues at the Winston Plywood plant in Louisville, the plant recently installed one of the most important pieces of equipment critical to its operations.

McCain Engineering out of Jackson has installed boilers that will allow the plant to operate. The boilers provide the supply pressure steam to the processes in the plant from the press, vaults, and to the dryers. The company oversaw the receiving and placement of the boilers, which are some the largest in the Southeast. The boilers were transported on the roadway from West Point.

Jonathan McMillin of McCain Engineering worked as project manager for this project. “These boilers are basically the heartbeat of the plant,” McMillin said. “This was a highly coordinated project with some many persons helping to meet the deadline and get all in place.”

McMillin, a Winston County native, explained it was his familiarity with Winston County and the companies that could help locally that help get the project completed on time.

“Everyone from the city, Parker Electric, Klockner (Temtco Steel), and some many more were instrumental in getting it done,” said McMillin.

With several companies working on site and Winston Plywood personnel making sure to lineup everything, McMillin noted the coordination worked well to keep all on schedule.

“Our employees went above and beyond to complete the project as well as all those we worked with like Century Construction, Yates, Winston Plywood and others,” said McMillin.

When Winston Plywood starts production next March, it will be a state-of-the-art facility. It will focus on the environment, the worker and efficiency. The 300,000-square-foot facility when completed should be able to churn out 400 million feet of plywood every year with the boilers running at full steam.

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LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — The new Winston Plywood plant remains on track to begin production next spring. And while the company has hired a few specialty positions such as millwrights and electricians, its main employment push won’t come until February and March. That’s when it’ll hire more than 200 workers. Less than 30 people currently work for the company, according to David Morrell, vice president for community relations.  Morrell says machine testing probably will start in March and the first actual production will begin the first week of April. The plant, being built in the wake of last year’s devastating tornado, eventually will employ more than 300 people and represents an investment of more than $100 million on the site of an old Georgia Pacific plant.

Winston County Journal: Governor visits for update on Winston Plywood 

Governor Phil Bryant recently visited the future site of the world-class plywood facility Winston Plywood in Louisville on Sept. 25.

Gov. Bryant along with several of his counterparts including Joey Hood of District 35 and Senator Giles Ward of District 18, were updated on the project and the 150 jobs it will bring when the doors open on the facility in 2016.

Winston Plywood Vice President of Human Resources and Community Relations David Morel and Controller David Jarnigan talked with Gov. Bryant, Hood and Ward about the facility and the future plans for the project along with the effects the project would have on the county, area and state as a whole.

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Winston Plywood Wins Community Development Award!

The award recognizes community development entities (CDEs) that made exceptional qualified low-income community investments (QLICIs) in the past year. We won in the category of an Operating Business, and we are very proud to be part of #WinstonStrong.