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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-124
Corporate Name: G & S Lumber Company, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: 1992: Kenneth S. Sutton, President; Martin McCollough, General Manager and Sales ; Freddy Coronado, Sawmill Manager.
Location: Highway 59 South, Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 19 years
Start Year: 1978
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1978 to 1996
Town: Nacogdoches
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 28,000 in 1980; 30000 in 1990
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crossties, pallet lumber, timbers from hardwoods and pines.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electricity
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 36000: 1992
Capacity Comments: A “medium” category mill with, per 8-hour shift, a daily capacity of 36,000 board feet.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: One Precision debarker, one Cox circular headrig, one Cox cant gang/edger, one Modern Iron trimmer, and Log Deck.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The G & S Lumber Company has manufactured lumber in Nacogdoches since 1978. Its executive leadership includes Kenneth S. Sutton, President; Martin McCollough, General Manager; and Freddy Coronado, Sawmill Manger. Mr. Sutton's family has a lumbering history that includes family mills at Colmesneil and Chireno prior to opening the Nacogdoches lumber plant. In 1992, the plant required twenty-seven employees working with a variety of equipment to manufacture a variety of products from ash, elm, gum, sweet gum, red oak, and white oak. The workforce, in an 8-hour day, can manufacture 36,000 board feet. Production capacity is 40,000 board feet in eight hours. In earlier years, the plant also manufactured pine products. Basic products include green dimension, railroad ties, and green studs. By products include chips, hog fuel, and sawdust. Lumber is unit strapped.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson