Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-50
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and its subsidiary Kirby Forest Industries Inc.
Location: Bon Wier
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 27 years
Start Year: 1970
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1970 to 1996
Town: Bon Wier
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Softwood plywood
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: 
Capacity Comments: 160 million square feet annually of plywood
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Plywood mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Bon Wier plywood plant was built by Kirby Lumber Corporation. The complex created 300 new jobs with a $2,500,000 payroll. Estimated annual production was 160 million square feet. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation bought all Kirby Lumber Company assets later. The sawmill operation of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation at Bon Wier was listed in the 1990 Forest Products Industries in Texas. The listing reported an operation including a sawmill and manufacturing of softwood plywood.
Research Date: MCJ 01-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson