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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-5
Corporate Name: Beech Creek Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Beech Creek Lumber Company with W. A. Coats, president and manager
Location: Warren, twelve miles south of Woodville
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 26 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979
Period of Operation: About 1950 to 1975
Town: Warren
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 1950: diesel. 1966: steam, electric. 1975: electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 195040000: 1975
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet in 1950 to 40,000 feet in 1975
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular, chipper, barker, edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Beach Creek Lumber Company operated at Warren for almost thirty years. The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported in November, 1950, that the mill was selling a 400-horsepower diesel twin power unit. The company contracted for logging for yellow pine. In 1960, the mill produced 4,925,493 board feet of lumber. It was mentioned in the 1975 edition of the Directory of the Forest Products Industry.
Research Date: JKG 12-9-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson