January 6, 2015

Jack Shannon III receives Governors recognition a

Shannon Lumber International, a division of the Shannon Lumber Group, received recognition for export achievements at the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting event in an announcement made by Governor Phil Bryant.   Award presentations were made December 3, 2014 at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, MS.  Recognition was given to companies who have made significant contributions to exporting during the past year and have shown economic growth to their local communities as well as abroad.  “Not only did these companies and their leaders think outside the box when creating their innovative, high tech products and services, they thought internationally,” said Governor Bryant.  Jack Shannon III, Director of Sales at Shannon Lumber International, accepted the award.

Shannon Lumber International provides its global customer base with everything from logs and lumber to hardwood products with special dimensions, strips and specified lengths.  With offices in the U.S. and China, Shannon Lumber International prides itself on its ability to supply consistently high quality hardwood products on a timely basis, no matter the destination, and manufactures and ships over 65 million feet annually. Shannon Lumber International has become a global leader by building programs and alliances with manufactures and companies just getting started in buying US American hardwoods.

October 11, 2012

Sustainable Forest Policy The Shannon Group

The Shannon Group is committed to implementing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Standards addressing chain of custody (FSC-STD-40-004), controlled wood (FSC-STD-40-005), and on-product labeling (FSC-STD-40-201) for its fiber procurement and manufacturing operations. The company implements best efforts to avoid trading in wood or wood fiber that is: a) illegally harvested, b) harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, c) harvested where global conservation priorities are threatened, d) harvested in natural forests being converted to plantations or non-forest uses, e) from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted, and f) from areas in violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.

The Shannon Group’s Policy is to promote and achieve the Principles of Sustainable Forest Management including: practicing sustainable forestry, employing responsible practices, regenerating the forest and maintaining productive capacity, protecting and maintaining long-term forest and soil productivity, protecting water resources, protecting special sites and biological diversity, complying with legal requirements, and continually improving forest practices. The Shannon Group is committed to comply with applicable laws and regulations, including social laws.

To help implement and achieve the above Sustainable Forestry Standards, The Shannon Group has developed and adopted appropriate documents, manuals and procedures to guide its land management and wood and fiber procurement, tracking of the chain of custody of wood fiber and recovered material, and making on- and off-product claims and using labels.

The company is committed to annually monitor and review the effectiveness of its Sustainable Forestry Policy and associated programs to continually improve and broaden the practice of sustainable forestry.

April 21, 2010

The J.T. Shannon Lumber Company was proud to be a stop on U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ “Jobs and Economy Tour” of Mississippi’s First District. The Congressman chose to visit our 30-acre hardwood flooring manufacturer because of our steady employment numbers and green initiatives.

Since our arrival in DeSoto County in 1982, J.T. Shannon Lumber Company has been a consistently strong part of the local economy. “We’re proud to see people like Mr. Shannon (President/CEO Jack T. Shannon, Jr.) and his family employ 170 families,” said Childers, in a statement to the Commercial Appeal. In addition to employing local labor, J.T. Shannon Lumber Company also uses lumber from local hardwood sawmills, including a facility located in Childers’ home county of Prentiss, MS.

International Sales Manager, Jack Shannon III, Executive Vice President Jim Garrard and General Manager Rudy Weaver accompanied the congressman on his tour of the facility and explained our company’s commitment to green practices. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about the lumber industry,” said Weaver, who has been with J.T. Shannon Lumber Company for over 14 years, “but it was good for Childers to see that we are good stewards of the forest and that we do value our raw materials and our products.”

“Hardwood floors are a highly sustainable resource,” adds Shannon. “They last for decades with minimal care. When you factor in our low-waste manufacturing processes, they are a very environmentally friendly choice.”

We were honored to introduce Congressman Childers and his staff to our facility, our fine products, and our exceptional team, who make us so proud.

Read the full article in the Commercial Appeal here.