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Dixie Mill Celebrates 100 Years of Dedicated Service to the Manufacturing Industry

News   |    February 2017



For 100 years, Dixie Mill has been a family owned and operated company that has provided manufacturers throughout Louisiana and Mississippi with total metalworking solutions for increased productivity and profitability.

Representing top names in the industry, including Mazak, OMAX, HE&M Saw, Lenox Band Saw and Sandvik Coromant, we offer all different types of machine tools and fabrication equipment along with ancillary products to satisfy the part processing needs of small machine shops and large manufacturing plants alike.

The mission of our 100th anniversary doesn’t solely focus on celebrating our proud past as a family-owned company. Our primary aim is to focus on our future success while connecting with our business partners, people and partnerships to celebrate their efforts in helping us become what we are today – a successful and growing, privately held company.

We are here today due to the ongoing support that we receive from our business partners, as well as the unwavering loyalty and hard work of our employees.  Our company was founded on entrepreneurial spirit and hard work, all of which remain firmly rooted in our culture and will continue to lead us into the future.

Here is a brief history of the year we started — 100 years ago.


March 5, 1917

Woodrow Wilson's second inauguration

March 4 was a Sunday, but the President took the oath of office at the Capitol in the President's Room that morning.


April 6, 1917

United States Declares War on Germany

DECLARATION OF WAR (World War I)


May 16, 1917 to June 5, 1917

Selective Service Act Passed — 9,586,508 Men Enroll

The creation of a new American Army, adequate in numbers to cope if need be with the full strength of the Germanic Allies, was now the chief task of Congress.


May 29, 1917

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy is born and he will become the 35th President of the United States


October 6, 1917 to October 15, 1917

1917 World Series

In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two.