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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-76
Corporate Name: Martindale Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Martindale Lumber Company. Originally, F. W. Martindale and W. B. Glover, later with Frank Holmes.
Location: Jasper
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1968
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1948, 1950, 1968
Town: Jasper
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 4,403 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and oil-field timbers
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, planing mill, dry kiln
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 noted that the Glover & Martindale began as a partnership in 1949 in order to manufacture oil-field lumber. The firm grew to become the L. H. Martindale Lumber Company with hardwood mills at Dam B, Jasper, and Jacksonville. Its mill at Jasper in 1968, according to a TFPMA memo, did not belong to the Texas Forest Products Manufacturers Association.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93, MCJ 07-20-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson