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National Gypsum Company Plant Mt Holly, NC
Guest Speaker and Plant Tour with John E. Yakowenko Director of Engineering
This plant sets on 168 acres, is 500,00 sq. ft. under one roof and produces 1 billion sq. ft. of product annually. The production line is 1/2 mile with a capable speed of 500 ft. pr. Minute. The EOS is 99% green. We visited the paper area, wet-dry end area, mill area, wet transfer, knife, board dryer just to name a few. John Yakowenko covered the history of wall board, the corporation and then the technical processes of manufacturing the product. This plant is LEED certified and with the raw materials, mixing, coating involved was a safe, clean environment. Great job performed by the Host. Good turn-out with about 25 people made up of Senior Section Members, Students and Guest.
Senior Section September 19th Event and Newsletter posted to asme.org Piedmont-Carolina Section site.