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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-154
Corporate Name: Temple-White Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. B. White, president; H. G. Temple, vice-president; H. C. White, secretary-treasurer
Location: Diboll
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1960
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1930s to 1960s
Town: Diboll
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3000 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lathes and handles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam and electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 15 million pine handles per year (1943)
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Handle factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. B. White from Indiana had ran a handle factory with his father in 1910. War effort products were signal corps handles, deck swab handles, mop handles and sweeper handles. The factory ran until the 1960s.
Research Date: JKG 8-30-93, MCJ 01-16-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson