Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-97
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Georgia-Pacific Corp. Ed McDaniels
Location: Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 25 years
Start Year: 1972
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1972 to 1996
Town: Carthage
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine random-length dimensions, pine chips. Select and common boards.
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: Projected 30 million board feet. 55 million board feet in 1992.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill. 1990: sawmill and planing mill. Dry kiln.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In July, 1972, Georgia-Pacific announced that it would build a high-speed, small-log sawmill complex at Carthage. The three million dollar plant would produce pine lumber for the construction industry, primarily random-length dimensions and pine chips. The complex would create 100 new jobs with an annual payroll of $800,000. By 1992, 100 employees were working with loblolly and shortleaf pine, producing select and common boards, and dry dimensions. The sawmill complex had also a planing mill and dry kiln.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson