Robert Byrd (Bob) Jordan III, who led Jordan Lumber & Supply Inc. to become one of the most progressive sawmill operations and one of the largest lumber producers in North America, who was a 2007 Timber Processing Man of the Year, and who served as Lt. Gov. of North Carolina from 1984 to 1988, and as state senator from 1976 to 1984, died February 16 peacefully at home overlooking Lake Tillery in Mount Gilead, NC, surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.
Jordan served as CEO and President of Jordan Lumber & Supply, Inc. and its affiliates from the time he returned home from the armed services in 1956 as a Captain in the U.S. Army until being succeeded by his son, Robert IV, this year.
Under Bob Jordan’s leadership, Jordan Lumber & Supply’s business imprint on its local community and industry overall reads like an exemplary template of what every forest products company should strive to be: A growing, innovative business that views long-term viability and sustainability while providing good jobs and conserving raw materials as matters of principle.
The State of North Carolina flew its flags half-mast for three days upon Jordan’s death.
U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…
By customer request Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc. is now offering the model 70E log flare butt reducer—designed and built with the same rugged quality as the LMR debarkers and all the Mellott product lines. Adding a log flare butt reducer to a mill infeed system will vastly reduce log handling problems…
USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…
George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…
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