Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HO-85
Corporate Name: Kennard Lumber Company, Inc.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Kennard Lumber Company, Inc. Ray or Mack Steed (1987). Steed Brothers Lumber Company.
Location: Kennard
County: Houston
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1957
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1957 to 1987
Town: Kennard
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber into pallet lumber and rough siding
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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Steed Brothers Lumber Company had been milling at Kennard since at least 1957 with an all-electric sawmill and planer. Steed Bros advertised itself for sale in Southern Lumberman in 1967. It was listed as the Kennard Lumber Company, Inc. in the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 2-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson