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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-47
Corporate Name: Neches Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Neches Lumber Company
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1927
End Year: 1927
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1927
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 65,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 60000: 192745000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 60,000 feet daily in 1927 and 45,000 in 1928
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Band saw and resaw; planing mill with edgers, trimmers; dry kilns.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe; Beaumont, St Louis, & Western; Texas & New Orleans
Historicial Development: Neches Lumber Company was operating a sawmill and planing mill in Beaumont in the latter part of the 1920s.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson