Hardel Mutual Plywood Corp
Emmanouel Piliaris, general manager at Hardel Mutual Plywood Corp., has a simple yet powerful management mantra: “You either move forward, or the competition will take you over.”
Piliaris’ mantra to never settle echoes throughout Hardel – the company has become one of the largest and most successful plywood manufacturers in North America. Founded in 1953 as a worker-owned softwood plywood mill, Hardel has grown to be a plywood powerhouse with 280 employees working out of a facility that spans seven acres. Under this roof, more than 500 different products are manufactured, including 170 million square feet of plywood on a 3/8-inch basis, annually.