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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-123
Corporate Name: Mummert Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: Mummert Company. Standard Fence. Texas Fence Company. J. M. Denning, President; E. L. Kurth, Trustee (1928-
Location: On the old Lufkin Land and Lumber Company site in Lufkin
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 56 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1920 to 1975
Town: Lufkin
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lathes
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
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: Lathe mill, kiln, oil house, boiler house.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The Standard Fence Company was a lathe-manufacturing business at Lufkin during the 1920s. By 1928, it was in financial difficulties. Ernest L. Kurth, as trustee, arranged for the sale of the company to the Texas Fence Company. Other histories that note the firm are incorrect on many points. The physical infrastructure included a dry kiln, boiler house, and oil house. The company was later sold to Mummert Company in 1943, which had had grain door mills at Camden, Houston, and Jefferson. Max Wortham was manager.
Research Date: MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson