I was asked by a friend to go with him to Vietnam because he couldn’t work out why they could supply plywood cheaper than the Chinese.

Well this is the plywood plant.

As you can see, it like going back into the stone ages.

Logs are loaded in by hand, machines are crude and parts of the machine are homemade. The machine has no guards or safety devices. Notice the open chain and sprockets. If you accidently put your finger in there, kiss it goodbye, no microsurgery in Vietnam.

I hope you find the video entertaining. I certainly found the visit to the factory an eye opener.