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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: LI-56
Corporate Name: Lemieux Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Thomas Belt, general manager
Location: Devers
County: Liberty
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1975
End Year: 1977
Decades: 1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1970s
Town: Devers
Company Town: 2
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: Probably steam and electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 3.5 million board feet in 1973
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to the Directory of the Forest Products Industry, the Lemieux Lumber Company, with Thomas Belt as general manager, was operating a forest products manufacturing center at Devers. In 1973, the plant produced 3.5 million feet of lumber
Research Date: JKG 12-14-93, MCJ 03-14-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson