Today 11 percent of B.E.& K.'s workers at Port Wentworth are local women.
Port Wentworth saw an economic depression after the accident, with local businesses losing much custom that would normally be supplied by the plant's workers.
The road continues onward to Port Wentworth as Georgia State Route 25.
The film was shot over the course of 24 days in Port Wentworth, Georgia.
The beetle was first detected in the United States in 2002, in Port Wentworth, Georgia.
Port Wentworth is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, USA.
The accident brought Port Wentworth national and international notice, and was widely reported in European and Asian media.
Port Wentworth is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.
The highway continues as Coastal Highway into Port Wentworth, the site of the 2008 Georgia sugar refinery explosion.
The beetle likely entered the country in solid wood packing material with cargo that was imported at Port Wentworth.