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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-250
Corporate Name: Tyer Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Jerry R. Nix. W. R. Tyer Lumber Company.
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 40 years
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1957 to 1996
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwood lumber and other manufactured products
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 Tyer Lumber Company operated from the 1950s to the current day at Timpson in Shelby County. It developed from a steam plant making studs to an electric mill making pallets. It employed less than 100 workers on the average.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson