Our Business

Our Story

Bessemer plywood began business in 1986, shipping its first truckload on November 4th of that year.

Bessemer Plywood has remained competitive over the years through hard work, innovation and keeping up with technologies.  Some of these technological advances include a lathe utilizing an XY charger to ensure maximum yield of the log, and an efficient 20 unit veneer dryer.

Staying competetive by investing in new technology
& hard working, dedicated team members.

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The Process

Close attention to quality is paid throughout the process. Truckload shipments may contain a variety of products including certified sheathing, underlayments, AC’s and industrial grades in thicknesses from 1/4″ to 1-1/8″. The panels are stable and lighter in weight than comparable OSB, SYP and doug fir plywood panels. Along with Agency Certified panels Bessemer Plywood Corp. can produce proprietary grades for specific customer needs.

Quality Log Procurement

Quality logs are procured from the forests of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Log Debarking & Steaming

The logs are debarked and steamed before being sent to the lathe for peeling.

Log Peeling

Peeling is done with close attention to thickness consistency.

Drying & Grading

After peeling, the veneer is dried and graded in our West Mill jet box dryer.

Gluing & Pressing

The graded veneer has glue applied before being pressed into plywood.

Trimming & Quality Control

The panels are trimmed and the pass through a delamination detector. The panels are sanded to specifications before shipment to our customers.