1955, Hunt Lumber Buys Zwolle Facility (HLC-D)

“Hunt Lumber Co., To Buy Sawmill Facilities Of Mansfield Hardwood,” Ruston Daily Leader, December 9, 1955, A1.

A. T. Hunt, president of the Hunt Lumber Co., Inc., with main offices on the fourth floor of the James Building, has announced arrangements to purchase the sawmill facilities of the Mansfield Hardwood Lumber Co. at Zwolle, LA.  This expansion of facilities will make Hunt Lumber Company one of the largest sawmill operations in Louisiana.  The company has operated a mill at Danville for the past several years and, with the addition of their new facilities they will produce between thirty-five and forty million feet of lumber per year in combined operations.

Davis Hunt is now general manager of both mills with his brother Alex, Jr., manager of the Danville mill.  Max Brown, manager of the Zwolle mill for many years, will remain in that capacity.

Both mills are equipped with debarkers and choppers in order to more fully utilize the entire log.  This material is sent to the pulp mills where it is placed directly in to the process of paper making.

Mr. Hunt announced at the same time that George Biscomb, formerly sales manager of the Mansfield Lumber Co., has joined the Hunt organization, effective November 1, and will have charge of both pine and hardwood sales for  both mills. Mr. Biscomb plans to move his family to Ruston and make this his home.