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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-127
Corporate Name: General Oak Flooring Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: General Oak Flooring Company. J. W. Sutton
Location: Box 249, Shawnee Street, Nacogdoches
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1958
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1958
Town: Nacogdoches
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood flooring
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Hardwood sawmill with dry kiln, rip saw, planer, surfacer, and cooling shed
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The General Oak Flooring Company began in 1948 as a partnership with J. W. Sutton. The first decade the plant employed less than fifty workers normally. During 1957, J. W. Sutton served as a member of the legislative committee of the Texas Lumber Manufacturers Association. On July 2, 1957, fire destroyed the cooling shed, rip saw, surfacer, and dry kiln.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson