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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-97
Corporate Name: Lyles Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lyles Lumber Company
Location: Bivins
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1945
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1945 to 1960
Town: Bivins
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cypress and hardwood and pine in lumber, crossties, and tie siding
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers, 1956-1958 lists the Lyles Lumber Company at Bivins. Established in 1945, Gilbert Lyles, the owner, in 1956 was supervising the production of pine lumber, crossties, and tie siding. The Lyles Lumber Company at Bivins is listed in Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas for 1957 and the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1960.
Research Date: MCJ 4-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson