Jones Lumber Co. is growing its footprint by expanding its grade lumber operations in Natchez, Mississippi. The $18 million investment is expected to create 35 jobs.
“Jones Lumber’s new operations in Natchez will benefit the company and its customers for many years to come. It also will benefit the region’s landowners, who offer an abundance of raw materials to companies like Jones Lumber,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “I commend the Jones Lumber team for revamping an existing lumber mill and bringing dozens of new jobs to the people of Adams County.”
Jones Lumber has operations in multiple locations throughout Mississippi, all of which produce hardwood mats. In January 2018, the company acquired the former Rives and Reynolds lumber mill in Natchez, where it will specialize in grade lumber. Jones Lumber retained Rives and Reynolds’ existing 50 employees, and the company is investing in new equipment and facility upgrades. The company expects to complete the facility upgrades by February 2020 and plans to fill the 35 jobs by July 2020.