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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-50
Corporate Name: Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Eddie C. Arrington, President, and son Eddie Arrington
Location: Five miles south of Jacksonville on Highway 69
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1973
End Year: 1986
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1973 to 1996
Town: Jacksonville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Studs, pallets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 30000: 1975
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily in 1975
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co, Inc. began with a small sawmill at Alto then moved to Rusk in 1963. The electric mill in Rusk was equipped with bandsaws. It purchased rough lumber for manufacturing pallets and studs. By 1973, the Arrington operation was located in Jacksonville with two electric sawmills and a planer. Logs were purchased to manufacture into pallets. R. Taylor told interviewer V. L. Beasley that the mill was still operating in 1994.
Research Date: MCJ 01-24-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson