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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-94
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Atlanta Lumber Company with Poindexter J. Grogan. Gunter Lumber Company. Anthony Forest Products.
Location: Box 91, S. Louise, Atlanta, Texas
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 51 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: Before 1946 to 1996
Town: Atlanta
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Kiln dried lumber, flooring, timbers up to 24-ft, bleacher seats, car and railway stock, treated lumber. Louisiana-Pacific: Boards, common and select; dry dimension.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 35000: 196080000: 1994
Capacity Comments: 35,000 feet daily by 1960 to 80,000 feet daily in 1994
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular, planer, resaw, log barker, chipper. Louisiana-Pacific: Sawmill with band, chipper; 1993-band, gang
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: The Gunter Lumber Company operated a sawmill at Atlanta before 1946. That year, it sold its sawmill operation to Chester and Poindexter Grogan at Atlanta. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists the Atlanta Lumber Company at Atlanta, with the information that in 1947 as the firm was the sole proprietorship of P. J. Grogan. With more than fifty employees, Grogan supervised the milling of pine lumber. Sales continued to be handled by Gunter Lumber Company's marketing division. By 1957, Atlanta Lumber was building a new wood-treating plant; sales were being handled by the Trinity River Lumber Company. The mill became a division of Anthony Forest Products. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation bought the Anthony Forest mill in October 1973. The new company kept between seventy and seventy-five employees working steadily through 1996. In 1973, the complex produced twelve million board feet from loblolly and shortleaf pine, and gum. It had a planing mill and dry kiln as well.
Research Date: MCJ 4-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson