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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-51
Corporate Name: Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Eddie C. Arrington, President, and son Eddie Arrington
Location: Two miles west of Rusk on Highway 84
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1963
End Year: 1973
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1963 to 1973
Town: Rusk
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Studs and pallets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 30000: 1970
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with circular, chipper, planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co, Inc. began with a small sawmill at Alto then moved to Rusk in 1963. The electric mill in Rusk was equipped with bandsaws. It purchased rough lumber for manufacturing pallets and studs. By 1973, the Arrington operation was located in Jacksonville with two electric sawmills and a planer. Logs were purchased to manufacture into pallets.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson