Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-44
Corporate Name: Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Louisiana-Pacific. Georgia-Pacific. Keynotes Hardwood Company, Inc.1950: J. D. Brumley, S. O. Williams, Layton L. Coats. 1957:J. G. Smith, president; M. M. Miller, manager; Dow Barton, sawmill superintendent; 1966: M. M. Miller, General Manager.
Location: Keynotes
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 47 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1996
Town: Keynotes
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber and hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam and electric
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 35000
Capacity Comments: Generally, 35,000 feet daily.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Keynotes Hardwood Company: circular, barker, chipper, planer, edger. Louisiana-Pacific: Band sawmill with a chipper.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Keynotes Hardwood Company began erecting a new hardwood mill in 1950. The incorporators were J. D. Brumley and Layton L. Coats, both of Silsbee, and S. O. Williams, of Keynotes. The capital stock was $15,000. After the facility was totally destroyed by fire in 1955, it was rebuilt. A second fire destroyed it in 1957, and again it was rebuilt. The sawmill produced 5,275,018 board feet of lumber during 1960. The company employed regularly between forty and forty-five workers. In 1969, Georgia-Pacific Lumber Company bought the sawmill complex and later turned it over to Louisiana-Pacific. In 1973, 100 employees working with pine produced twenty million board feet. In 1993, thirty employees, working with oak and ash, produced fifteen million board feet of select and common boards. Equipment included a debarker, single band/carriage headrig, one cant gang/edger,one board edger, and a trimmer.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson