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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PK-97
Corporate Name: Parrish Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Parrish Lumber Company with C. C. Parrish. Parrish Tie & Lumber Company.
Location: Corrigan
County: Polk
Years in Operation: 31 years
Start Year: 1966
End Year: 1996
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989,1990-1999
Period of Operation: Before 1966 to 1996
Town: Corrigan
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1966, rough and dressed lumber and crossties; in 1987, lumber, crossties, wood chips, working will all major species
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: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with in 1993 with a debarker, a circular headrig, a board edger, a resaw, and a trimmer.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The Parrish Tie and Lumber Company had been operating at Corrigan before 1966, producing rough and dressed lumber and crossties. The plant grew, and by 1990, it was producing annually a million board feet. By 1993, its equipment included a debarker, a headrig, an edger, a resaw, and a trimmer. It was producing select and common boards, railroad ties, fence material, furniture dimension, railcar stock. It is rated at 20,000 feet daily capacity, with its sawtimber being drawn from more than 2,200 acres of timberland. It also has a remanufacturing plant.
Research Date: MCJ 02-27-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson