Maderas Entre Rios Curico de Chile
Recently I travelled again to Chile, a country rich in natural resources, diversity, the old and the new, and wonderful beauty. On this particular trip I also visited Entre Rios, a lumber mill and factory that produces all sorts of wood crates, plywood and other wood products. Located in Curico, about two and half hours south of the capital Santiago, Entre Rios is located in the main area of agriculture and vineyards in the country. So it’s no accident owner Gabriel Mujica located his factory here. His crate products are distributed to a number of farms and orchards, in both Chile and Argentina, and then packaged with fruits and vegetables and shipped worldwide. On this tour I saw logs that were taken from his fields, then peeled like an apple’s skin, to create thin layers of wood that were then glued and laminated under pressure, before being trimmed, cut, shaped, stapled and made into the most lovely boxes and crates. From a photography standpoint, I’ve photographed a number of business processes, from construction projects to patient transport and flight operations, so being a lover of wood and building, I was thrilled by my time at Entre Rios.