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Hampton in Hampton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plywoods - Plastics Corporation / Westinghouse Micarta Division

 
 
Plywoods - Plastics Corporation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
1. Plywoods - Plastics Corporation Marker
Inscription.
Plywoods - Plastics Corporation
  This complex, opened in
1942 as Plywoods - Plastics
Corporation, has been
significant in the industry
and economy of Hampton and
the lowcountry ever since.
  In 1941 Plywood Products
Corporation bought this
site from the town and the
Hampton & Branchville RR.
  It moved its operations
here from Michigan to make
plywood and laminated
plastics for building
construction and various
household applications.

Westinghouse Micarta Division
Westinghouse bought this plant
in 1951 as a branch
of its Micarta Division.
Until 1995 the Decorative
Division made countertops
and furniture while the
Industrial Division made
components for the U.S.
Navy and NASA, among other
clients. The plant, which
employed 1200 at its peak,
was sold to International
Paper in 1995, then to
Kohlberg & Co. in 2002,
making laminates under the
brand name Nevamar.

 
Erected 2013 by The Hampton Museum and Visitors Center. (Marker Number 25-18.)
 
Location. 32° 52.623′ N, 81° 6.862′ W. Marker is in Hampton, South
Westinghouse Micarta Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
2. Westinghouse Micarta Division Marker
Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is on Hoover Street North (U.S. 601) near Plywood Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Hoover Street North, Hampton SC 29924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Hut (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II POW Camp (approx. half a mile away); Site of Hampton High School (approx. half a mile away); James Washington Moore House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hampton Colored School (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Hampton Colored School (approx. 0.7 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hampton County (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
More about this marker. Although printed and casted as 2012, the marker was erected in 2013
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker seen looking north on Hoover Street North (US 601) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
3. Marker seen looking north on Hoover Street North (US 601)
Factory look, present day image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
4. Factory look, present day
Marker as seen looking south along Hoover Street North image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
5. Marker as seen looking south along Hoover Street North
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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