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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-47
Corporate Name: International Paper Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: International Paper Co. with Morgan R. Bedford
Location: Texarkana, also known as Domino
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 25 years
Start Year: 1972
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1972 to 1996
Town: Texarkana, also known as Domino
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Bleached board and bleached paper
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: 1967: 231,000 tons annually projected. 1970: 300,000 tons annually projected.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Paper mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The International Paper mills in Bowie County Texas are located at Texarkana (the immediate area once the community of Domino) and at New Boston. The Domino plant, which began in 1972, is a paper mill producing bleached board and market pulp. The International Paper Co. announced in 1967 that it would build a new paper mill in Cass County along the Sulphur River below Lake Texarkana. Operations would employ 750 workers at a $6,000,000 payroll, and the plant would produce 231,000 tons of bleached board and bleached paper. The plant was built at Domino, a suburb of Texarkana. The Texas Forest News carried an International Paper announced that its long-delayed plant would finally begin operating in early 1972. The plant would create 525 new jobs and produce an annual capacity of 300,000 tons of pulpwood. Bob Curries' article in Texas Logger in 1993 revealed that IP “at Texarkana” was receiving “[A]ll of their pulpwood, pine and hardwood” from Robertson Logging of Ore City.
Research Date: MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson