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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-37
Corporate Name: Edens-Birch Wood Products
Local Name:
Owner Name: Edens-Birch Wood Products
Location: Corrigan
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1969
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1969 to 1975
Town: Corrigan
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 3,000 in 1928; 1000 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Basic products: dimension, flooring, rail car stock, roof decking, studs, upper grades. Manufactured: fence material, siding.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam, Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 45000: 1969
Capacity Comments: 45,000 feet daily of shortleaf pine.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Electric band saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The Edens-Birch Wood Products firm was probably a subdivision of the Georgia-Pacific Corporation facility at Corrigan. It operated sometime between 1969 and 1975. Georgia-Pacific owned and operated the old Edens-Birch Lumber Company firm and facility at Corrigan.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson