Last week, members of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) toured Jones Lumber Company in Natchez, Weyerhaeuser Pearl River Nursery in Hazlehurst and Thomasson Lumber Company in Macon before attending the first-ever Mississippi Timber Products Showcase at the Mississippi Trade Mart. During the showcase, these international trade delegates held business-to-business meetings and visited with Mississippi timber exporters from around the state.
MDAC provided the visiting timber buyers with a look into the entire process of Mississippi’s timber industry from seedling to sawmill. In addition to leaders in the timber industry and top logging companies, trade delegates and exporters alike met with logistics experts in transportation and international shipping ports located in the state. The tours included demonstrations from harvesting outfits, as well as translating facilities, of hardwoods and southern yellow pine softwoods, which exhibited the extensive capacity and sustainability of Mississippi timber.
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ABOUT JONES CAPITAL
Jones Capital (Jones) is a family-owned private equity capital provider focused primarily on investing in middle-market companies in the transportation and logistics, industrial, and business services markets. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS, with offices in Houston, TX, Jones Capital traces its heritage over seven decades to the incorporation of Jones Lumber Company in 1949. Today, Jones’ portfolio includes investments in the transportation and logistics, recycling, energy infrastructure, technology, real estate, and timber industries. Jones Capital is actively seeking new investment opportunities.