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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-71
Corporate Name: Langford Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Langford Lumber Company. Norris Langford, Jr.
Location: Mt. Enterprise
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1970
End Year: 1970
Decades: 1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1970s
Town: Mt. Enterprise
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam and electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 150000: 1973
Capacity Comments: Cutting annually 15 million board feet, 1/3rd of capacity.
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: A new Langford Lumber Company at Mt Enterprise was organized in 1973 with Norris Langford, Jr., as owner. The sawmill complex provided forty jobs. Sawlogs were harvested from 4,000 acres close to the mill. Capacity was 45 million board feet per year, but the mill was cutting at one-third that rate. Langford Lumber joined the Southern Pine Association in 1973.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson