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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 Carolina, in Hampton County. Marker is on Hoover Street North (U.S. 601) near Plywood Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Westinghouse Micarta Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 28, 2013
2. Westinghouse Micarta Division Marker
. 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on January 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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