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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-22
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sam Cunningham (1987), Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Altamil, Inc.
Location: Trinity
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1973
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1973 to 1996
Town: Trinity
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, chips, fuel, and fence pickets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Nine million board feet in 1973
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with an ester gang
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Missouri Pacific
Historicial Development: The Texas Forest Service reported in 1974 that Louisiana-Pacific had acquired the Altamil, Inc., sawmill at Trinity. The company, with twenty-five employees, had been producing about nine million square feet annually. In 1974, Louisiana-Pacific's Trinity operation was briefly mentioned in The Gulf Coast Lumberman's article of the exchange between Louisiana-Pacific and Champion International, the Corrigan operation for several of Champions, located in Montana, Wyoming, and California. The 1975 edition of Directory of the Forest Products Industry noted that twenty-five employees had produced nine million board feet of lumber in 1973. By 1987, Louisiana-Pacific also had a sawmill complex at Trinity, with Bill Sanders supervising pine lumber production. By 1990, only one plant was listed in the trade journals.
Research Date: MCJ 02-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson