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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-16
Corporate Name: Bering Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bering Manufacturing Company
Location: Moscow
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Moscow
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 263 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, sashes, doors, and blinds
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and a sash, door, and blind factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Moscow, Camden, and San Augustine Railroad
Historicial Development: The Bering Manufacturing Company of Houston was operating a lumber manufacturing concern at Moscow in 1905. It was not listed in the LCA rating in 1907. This operation may have been a short-time outlet for the major Bering plant at Valda, or Bering Switch, in Polk County.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson