The first sawmill on the bank Logmozero was built in twelve miles from the city of Petrozavodsk in 1874.
Two-masts Solomenskiy sawmill owned by merchant Gromov was considered the best wood processing enterprise of Karelia of the nineteenth century. Location - s.Solomennoe, County of Petrozavodsk.
The grounding date of Solomenskiy sawmill is considered 1874 (March 7, old style). After the abolition of serfdom Russia rapidly begins to develop capitalism. For the construction of factories and plants they need lumber and other building materials.
The tsarist government patronized the new enterprises paying them special bonuses, breeders got all sorts of benefits, there was an order given to the state offices to help every resourceful people, particularly among the nobility and merchant class. Feverish and haste foundation of enterprises, joint-stock companies, etc., which was characteristic of the period of revival of capitalist production and trade, did not miss the Olonez province.