Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-41
Corporate Name: Fred Grimes & Son Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fred Grimes & Son Lumber Company
Location: Goodrich with offices at Livingston
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 21 years
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1966
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1946 to 1966
Town: Goodrich
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Fred Grimes, of Goodrich, had a small sawmilling and logging operation in Polk County, which he mortgaged, in 1946, to the Citizens State Bank at Corrigan. In 1966, the operation was still operating with less than ten employees. The Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958 listed the Fred Grimes sawmill and planing mill at Livingston.
Research Date: MCJ 02-26-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson