Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-107
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Owens-Illinois, Inc. Angelina Plywood Company, a subsidiary of Angelina County Lumber Company and Southland Paper Mills, Inc.
Location: Keltys, now within the Lufkin city limits
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 32 years
Start Year: 1965
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: Angelina Plywood Company 1965 to 1966; Owens-Illinois 1966 to 1977; Louisiana-Pacific 1977 to 1996
Town: Keltys, now in Lufkin city limits
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Plywood
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 87,000,000 square feet and 40,000 cords of pulp chips per year. 1977-100,000,000 square feet.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Plywood mill with a giant Coe lathe, two Williams-White 30-sheet presses, two Coe jet-type dryers, and sanding and finishing equipment.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern, and Angelina & Neches River R. R. Co.
Historicial Development: The Angelina Plywood Company plant at Keltys was established and co-owned by Angelina County Lumber Company and Southern Paper Mills, Inc. The plywood plant was built at Keltys, the location of the Angelina County Lumber Company facility. The announcement also noted that it would cost $4,000,000. Scheduled for operations in February 1965, the mill would cut an annual capacity of sixty-two million square feet of plywood sheathing for construction purposes. A central yard would be used for debarking and cutting. Management consisted of E. L. Kurth, Jr., president; R. W. Wortham, Jr., vice-president; and Kay Hosied, manager. The Owens-Illinois Glass Company purchased the Angelina Plywood Company in 1966. The plant's estimated worth was $35,000,000. The manager in the 1970s was W. W. Raborn. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation bought the operation sometime in 1977. The purchase price for the 100 million square foot capacity plant was $8,500,000.
Research Date: JKG 11-23-93, MCJ MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson