plywood manufacturing 

With two single-opening press lines, North Carolina Plywood is able to give each of your panels close attention to ensure top quality. Our sanding operations included state-of-the-art Costa and Timesavers sanders.  Shortgrained/counterfront panels are sanded on our Heesemann cross belt sander. Cut-to-size and specialty panels are sawn on our Holzma and Giben panel saws. Edgebanding is performed on our Fletcher machine.

environmental standards

We believe creating value for our customers requires us to fully meet the necessary performance and environmental standards, but to not unnecessarily add expenses into the product.  We want to provide you products of good value.

Our panels are manufactured to CARB phase 2 standards for formaldehyde emissions. Working with our resin suppliers and the Composite Panel Association (our third party certifier), we have developed and certified low emitting panels.

In fact, we have been granted an Ultra-Low Emitting Formaldehyde (ULEF) exemption from the California Air Resources Board for both veneer core and composite core panels.

partnering for success 

After over 50 years of partnering with Florida Plywoods, the new North Carolina Plywood continues and strengthens this relationship. This allows us to expand our offerings to you, especially in cut-to-size panels and laminated drawer sides and shelving.

great location 

Located in eastern North Carolina not far from I-95, we are well positioned to support customers all along the east coast, from New England to Florida, and westward to and beyond the Mississippi.

Alan Smith 

Sales Representative

Terry Littrell

Mill Manger

In 1956, he acquired and began operating a cut-to-size hardwood plywood mill in Florida.  That business, Florida Plywoods, operated under the leadership of his two sons, John, Jr. and Charles, beginning in 1959.  Today John Maultsby, Jr. has retired and the business continues in operation with Charles and John’s son, J.P. Maultsby.

In 1957 John Sr. sold the plywood mill in Whiteville to a group that began operations as Whiteville Plywood.  Mr. Maultsby continued Waccamaw Veneer as a sales company, which for a time handled sales from both Florida and Whiteville Plywood.

Whiteville Plywood enjoyed considerable growth under the leadership of Mr. Wes Wallace and Mr. Dick Crutchfield for around 55 years.  A wide range of customers in various industries were well-served and supported.  All the while, the mill maintained a special relationship with the Maultsbys and Florida Plywoods. 

In 2013, J.P. Maultsby purchased the manufacturing operations in Whiteville to better round out and compliment the offerings from their mill in Florida.  Today, the "new" North Carolina Plywood continues to support customers with hardwood plywood and laminated panels, providing an even wider product offering.

building relationships, serving and supplying CUSTOMERS WITH quality plywood products

While we only began operations as North Carolina Plywood in 2013, we were making plywood here over 60 years ago!  We are blessed to be building upon years of manufacturing for and service to great companies in a number of industries.  We have an in-depth understanding of the needs of these companies and work hard to fulfill these needs.   

When you're looking for a supplier to support your operations, make sure they will take your interest to heart.  If it's not good for you, then it's not good for us! 

Call us today to see if we can support your success.

Executive Team

Made in the USA

Company Profile

Hardwood Plywood and Laminated Panels 

Manufactured for Your Success

​Sales: 336-817-6137  |  Mill Office: 910-642-7114

J.P. Maultsby


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a little history

Waccamaw - florida - whiteville - nc Plywood

In the 1930s and 1940s, John Maultsby, Sr. was a wholesale grocer and entrepreneur in Whiteville, NC.  After World War II, he started a veneer mill.

The name of his company was Waccamaw Veneer Company.  Before long, he began converting the veneer into plywood, thus beginning plywood operations still ongoing today at North Carolina Plywood's mill.

John Wayne