Lufkin, city (1990 pop. 30,206), seat of Angelina co., E Tex.; inc. 1890. Situated in the deep pine woods, it is the core of a region of forest industries with many sawmills and the first plant to make newsprint from native pine. While lumbering is its major industry, there are numerous other manufactures, including pumping units, iron castings, trailer parts, carbonated beverages, missile electronics, and industrial chrome plate. Fuller's earth is found in the region. Angelina National Forest, David Crockett National Forest, and Sam Rayburn Lake are in the area.
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