May 2019

Bennettsville, SC, May 20, 2019– Cohn Construction Services has completed the construction of the ARAUCO Warehouse expansion.


The ARAUCO facility features a 101,225 square foot expansion to its existing campus. The new facility includes a warehouse, truck loading component and bridge connector, and a 22,000 square foot reinforced concrete pad for chip storage. This new expansion gives the Bennettsville ARAUCO plant more than 100,000 square feet of additional space to expand and grow its operations. The building features a 32-foot-high clear height, industrial dock equipment and a dry fire protection system. The warehouse is LED energy efficient through a lighting package with motion sensors to reduce the overall energy footprint.


The ARAUCO expansion showcases Cohn Construction Services continuous ability to complete large industrial projects outside of its home region of the Midlands. ARAUCO produces many sustainable forest product solutions and has regional support centers and panel mills located throughout North America.



Cohn Corporation is a full-service real-estate solutions firm that meets the needs of a wide-range of commercial clients. Cohn Corporation provides sustainable business solutions for a variety of real estate customers through construction services, development services and property management services. Through the three divisions (Cohn Construction, Cohn Development, and Cohn Management), the company provides real estate experience that fosters long-term growth and development. Longevity and reputation in the market place is what drives their business philosophy of bringing quality, service and value to every single customer.



ARAUCO is a global producer of wood products supplying pulp, lumber, plywood, composite panels, and millwork for architecture, design, construction, packaging, paper, nonwoven and remodeling applications. In past decades, ARAUCO achieved sustained growth in terms of production of wood panels, mainly due to its expansion into Argentina and Brazil. The acquisition of manufacturing plants in the United States and Canada, and recently in Mexico, Europe and South Africa, has established the company as the second largest producer of composite panels worldwide.