"In 1926, the B.F. Goodrich and Fisk Rubber Companies were in search of a connection with one textile mill to be their supplier for tire cord. Thomaston Cotton Mills was awarded the contract. A totally new mill was built for the purpose of producing tire cord. In the contract B.F. Goodrich had the option of buying out the Hightower interests at any time. The plant was named Martha Mill in honor of Mattie Lou Hightower, wife of Robert E. Hightower. When B.F. Goodrich bought out the Hightower interests and on December 28, 1929 Martha Mill became the property of B.F. Goodrich. Like East Thomaston evolving to house the Thomaston Mills workers, the mill village of Silvertown grew up around the Martha Mill. Sixty-four years later, in 1993, the Lakeside Plant, a 15 million dollar facility was built to handle the company’s sewing operation."
The mill, and many others in and around Thomaston, closed in 2001.
Many people across the country are now rediscovering the natural beauty of Heart Pine. Because of its high content of heart wood, Heart Pine has a tight growth ring pattern and a unique red - amber color. Reclaimed from the Old Martha Mills in Thomaston, GA, this century old lumber is carefully cut and re-manufactured into a beautiful and durable flooring product.
Available in 6 1/4 & 5 1/8" Face Width Unfinished
For questions or ordering, please call 434.645.2600