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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-54
Corporate Name: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company
Location: Kilgore: South Port Road and Missouri Pacific tracks
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Kilgore
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 3,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished shortleaf yellow pine; crossties, timbers.
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: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: About 25,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers, planing mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company had been operating circular sawmills in Longview and Kilgore in 1928. The Kilgore mill had a commissary. It also had an office in Hallsville in 1928. J. K. Bivins had been associated with Texas Shortleaf Lumber company at Pine Island, Angelina County, in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson