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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-55
Corporate Name: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company
Location: Longview: Ray Street and railroad tracks
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Longview
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 3591 in 1905; 9,000 in 1928; 5036 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine; crossties, timbers
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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
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 Longview mill had a commissary attached. 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