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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-113
Corporate Name: Hebert-Semands Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hebert-Semands Lumber Company.
Location: One mile north of Willis on Highway 75
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1950
Decades: 1950-1959
Period of Operation: At least 1950
Town: Willis
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 832 in 190, 2500 in 1928; 1000 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The sawmill facility, including the planer and dry kilns, of the Hebert-Semands Lumber Company, was destroyed by fire in late 1950, with a loss estimated at $125,000. The plant was located one mile north of Willis on Highway 75.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M Johnson