Details for Southland Paper Mills, Inc. (Atlas Number 5005008724)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5005008724


Marker Number 8724
Atlas Number 5005008724
Marker Title Southland Paper Mills, Inc.
Index Entry Southland Paper Mills, Inc.
City Lufkin
County Angelina
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 339889
UTM Northing 3470313
Subject Codes lumber topics; mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins
Marker Year 1968
Marker Location from US 59 in Lufkin, 1 mi. east on FM 103
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text First plant to turn southern pines into newsprint. Mill here revolutionized paper industry in the southern United States. Seeking local paper rather than foreign supplies, Southland was incorporated in 1938 and began operations, 1940. Its mills made possible use of southern pine (earlier rejected for newsprint because of its high resin content). In 1942, additional facilities were built to supply bleached pulp. Success of this pioneer complex gave Texas an avenue for aiding world in supply of vital paper. (1968)