New Albin, Allamakee co. Iowa
Huge circular saw is key to mill operation
Bob Meyer unloads ties at the sawmill
Jack Mulholland poses with stack of lumber
Bud Protsman, mill foreman
MEYERS SAWMILL ADDS TO AREAS ECONOMY
One of the busiest places in New Albin is Meyers Sawmill on the north end of town. The mill, at which a new saw as well as other new equipment was installed only last December, is in its 16th year in New Albin. The owner is Audie Meyer, who has been in the logging business for about 30 years.
About 12 men are employed at the mill. Thousands of railroad ties are cut from timber hauled in from surrounding woodlands. Meyer said that the Milwaukee Road buys approximately 25,000 ties from his company in a typical year.
Up to 11 million board feet of lumber are sawed out yearly at this mill in the Northeast Iowa community. Red and white oak and walnut are among the principal trees cut by Meyers crew.
The American Elm, he says, is now about 75% dead from the effects of Dutch Elm Disease.
Norbert Bud Protsman sells logging equipment, much of it heavy, self-propelled loading vehicles, lift trucks, etc.
Lloyd Schroeder examines debarking machine
Machine strips bark away from pole tree
~source: Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Ia., June 1977
~transcribed by Errin Wilker
Errin's notes: I'm not sure if there was more to this article or not. It was glued in a scrapbook. It seems as though there should be more to the story, but maybe not.
The Audie Meyer sawmill was purchased by Konkel Forest Products in 1984. Audie Meyer obituary.
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