Built from the ground up

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Our History

Always in the making

We trace our roots back to a small, family-owned hardwood sawmill in rural southwest Mississippi. From those humble beginnings, we have steadily grown, turning opportunities into businesses, and turning businesses into industry leaders. We strive to “build the legacy” today by remaining true to the timeless values and hard work that brought us here, and by embracing change that all dynamic businesses face.

1949

Lloyd Jones incorporates Jones Lumber Company as a one-site hardwood sawmill in Sandy Hook, MS. Over the past 70 Years, Jones Lumber has become one of the largest and most financially stable hardwoods sawmills in the U.S., with 12 dedicated mills across five sites.

1976

Brett Jones, Lloyd Jones’ son, incorporates Dixie Mat and Hardwood, the predecessor to Yak Access, which is now the largest provider of rentable, temporary access roadways to various industrial end markets in North America.

1999

Jones Logistics, originally known as Jones Brothers Trucking, founded. Today, Jones Logistics is one of the largest flatbed freight brokerages in the country and a leading provider of asset-based, dedicated logistics services.

2000

FV Recycling was founded to provide bale route recycling services to the southwest Mississippi region. FV today operates in 7 states and is one of the largest privately held paper recyclers in the Southeastern United States.

2007

PortaBull Storage is launched to provide on-site cold storage for large grocers in need of temporary cold storage capacity. Today, Portabull Storage is one of the nation’s largest providers of rentable electric coolers, serving grocers throughout the country.

2010

Jones Pipeline Services is founded. Today, Jones Pipeline Services offers a one-stop-shop for customers needing yard management, specialty logistics, materials management and civil construction to the energy and renewables sectors.

2010

PortaBull Fuel Solutions created in response to the growing demand for remote fuel distribution solutions.

2011

SPOT founded to leverage technology to enhance project accountability and materials traceability for industrial construction projects. The company has rapidly become a leading provider of yard, asset, and project management solutions for major infrastructure customers globally.

2015

PWI Supply, a leading distributor of consumable products to the energy infrastructure industry, sold to Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co, an Odyssey Investment Partners portfolio company, after a successful 6 year hold.

2016

Dixie Mat and Beasley Forest Products-Matting Division merged and became Yak Access, the leading matting provider for North American Infrastructure products.

2018

Platinum Equity completes the majority recapitalization of Yak Access.

2018

Codaray construction founded to serve the commercial construction needs of Mississippi and the greater Southeast.

2018

Jones Capital formed to formalize the investment activities of Jones and begins to actively seek new partnership opportunities with leading lower middle-market businesses.

2019

Jones Capital completes the acquisition of Big Black River timberland package, one of the largest holdings of timberland in Mississippi.

2020

Jones Capital and Jones Logistics complete the acquisition of Volume Freight, a dedicated asset-based logistics provider that complements Jones Logistics existing offerings.

2020

Jones Capital completes an investment in Parade, the leading capacity management platform for freight brokers to drive digital transformation

2020

Jones Capital completes the acquisition of Rockport Terminals, LLC, a 225-acre multi-modal terminal strategically located outside of the rapidly growing Corpus Christi, TX market.