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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-27
Corporate Name: Cleveland Veneer Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cleveland Veneer Company, manager J. J. Barrow
Location: Cleveland
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1938
End Year: 1943
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1938 to at least 1943
Town: Cleveland
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 302 in 1906, 5000 in 1928; 1422 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and pine veneer
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1941: 200,000 log scale feet monthly
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Veneer mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Lufkin Daily News noted in 1943 that the Cleveland Veneer Company had been operating a veneer mill at Cleveland for five years. It was a subsidiary of Indiana Wire Board Box Company. The Texas Forest News reported in early 1941 that the company, which had been closed since the spring before, had received a military contract for constructing shipping boxes for bombs, bomb sights, and airplane motors, according to E. S. Barnhill, the manager. Forty workers, at a monthly total salary of $4,000, would produce boxes from 200,000 log scale feet of lumber monthly.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson