COLUMBIA, MISS, Feb. 26, 2018 – Jones Lumber Company, the founding organization owned by the Jones Companies in Columbia, MS recently purchased Rives and Reynolds Lumber out of Natchez, MS. This acquisition will allow Jones Lumber Company to expand its offerings by adding grade lumber to its production capabilities and open up sales to the international market.
Jones Lumber has multiple locations throughout Mississippi that are focused on building hardwood mats. The addition of this mill in Natchez will allow Jones to expand its geographic footprint and diversify into the grade lumber business. “We are thrilled to add the Natchez, MS operation and its team of workers to the Jones Lumber Company family. Wherever we go, it is our mission to enhance the lives of our employees and the communities they live in and we are excited to continue that charge in Natchez,” said Erik Toth, CEO of Jones Lumber Company.
A ribbon cutting was held on February 23rd at the Natchez mill signifying the transition. Several city officials were on site including Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell and various representatives from Natchez, Inc. Economic Development.
Jonathan Jones, CEO of the Jones Companies led the introduction by stating, “The mill is not what we are buying, we are investing in the people, the talent and the culture of this mill.”