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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-34
Corporate Name: Center Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Center Manufacturing Company. I. T. Garrett, R. E. Causey.
Location: Center
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Center
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 859 in 1905; 4000 in 1928; 2510 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Gasoline
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: Shingle Mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: In 1905, the Houston East & West Texas at Tenaha; later the Gulf Coast & Santa Fe at Center
Historicial Development: I. T. Garrett and R. E. Causey operated the Center Manufacturing Company shingle mill in at least 1907-1908. In June 1907, Garrett and Causey, for $150, mortgaged to S. F. Ownes for a manufacturing plant, with “all turning lathes & saws, gasoline engine, [and] all cutting machinery of Center Manufacturing Company.” In September of 1908, for $540, they mortgaged to I. F. Miller for a shingle machine and all the pine lumber on H. M. Beauchamp's land, about one mile southwest of Center.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M Johnson