A wholly owned subsidiary of California Cedar Products Co. (CalCedar) with headquarters in Stockton, California, TCW manufactures pencil slats. Pencil slats are the wooden, OEM component used by pencil manufacturers to produce wood-cased pencils. CalCedar is the world’s leading supplier of pencil slats. TCW produces pencil slats in a variety of wood species; with some raw material being imported to China from California and Oregon in the USA, while other species are sourced from China and Russia. Each different wood species has particular advantages and disadvantages and offers a variety of economic, ecological and technical performance benefits to the pencil manufacturer and to the consumer. And, each species requires a specific TCW manufacturing process in order to produce pencil slats that will meet the demands of the global pencil manufacturing industry. You are certain to be surprised to learn how much technology and expertise is required to make pencils and particularly high quality pencils and it all starts with the pencil slat.
This tour is the 17th stop in AmCham China Tianjin’s series of company tours introducing our members to the world of advanced manufacturing, with previous stops at Toyota, Caterpillar, Boeing, GE, ADM and many more.
A bus from/to Exchange Tower 2 will be provided. Only 20 seats are available so please reserve your place ASAP. The bus will leave at 1:45 p.m. sharp.