HATTIESBURG, MS – Jones Capital (“Jones”), a privately owned middle market investment firm, announces the appointment of Jeff Crain as CEO of Jones Lumber. effective September 6, 2023. Jones Lumber is a group of hardwood lumber mills focused on selling wood products in the US and Asian markets.
Having joined Jones Lumber 28 years ago, Jeff Crain has played a pivotal role in the company's success, contributing to its development and fostering a culture of safety and excellence. His extensive industry knowledge, strategic vision, and commitment to Jones Lumber makes him the ideal leader to guide the company through future opportunities.
"Earlier this year, we made a CEO change. In September, we were able to promote from within, and announce Jeff Crain as CEO of Jones Lumber.” Jonathan Jones, CEO of Jones Capital went on to say, “Jeff has been a shining star among all the employees in the Jones Companies. I am grateful for Jeff leading and caring for our people in such a tough environment. Jeff does a great job at leading our people and I am grateful for him."
In a recent video played during the Q2 2023 Companywide huddle, Jeff Crain said "Looking back through the years of the company, the growth and the development, it's amazing to see. The people are the company, and I am proud to be a part of something great. When I think about coming to work every day, the excitement is the next success story. Who is that person going to be? I love to promote from within and that is how I got to where I am today. Developing leaders is what excites me the most. "
Jones Lumber, established in 1949, has a rich history of providing high-quality wood products to its customers. With Jeff Crain at the helm, the company looks forward to continuing its legacy.
Jones Lumber is the founding company for Jones Companies that was established in 1949. For 3 generations the company has deep roots in the timber industry. Jones Lumber is one of the foremost suppliers of hardwood lumber to distributors and manufacturers globally.
Jones Lumber Company exists to help enhance the lives of employees, customers, vendors and communities. They do this by providing safe and sustainable jobs and opportunities for our stakeholders. The most important purpose is that Jones Lumber Company will grow with our stakeholders and set the standards for our industry well into the future.
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