The wood industry had developed in Barlinek already in the 19th century. By the end of the World War II a sawmill operated in the town, connected with a carpentry shop and furniture production establishment.
Apart from this several other sawmills were in operation. After the war they were combined in one enterprise – Wood Establishments of the State Forests in Barlinek. In the initial stage of production, sawmills processed coniferous and deciduous timber. The daily saw volume was around 100 m3. At that time the carpentry shop was producing furniture for institutions and schools, snow fences and compasses for measuring land.