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Making Hay Out of Peanuts

Stan Jones has accomplished the rare feat of building a successful business model on storing and shipping peanuts. He’s well known in the business for his success and growth throughout the Great Recession despite a location in rural Alabama that originally was a significant obstacle to growth. In 1977, after graduating from Auburn University, Jones went to work with Coca-Cola. From there he moved into manufacturing. As a Jack-of-all-trades and an inveterate entrepreneur, he’s never been content to rest when it comes to business. In 1980, with $5,000 saved up, he approached his grandfather, a developer, about investing in a corrugated box manufacturing company that was close to bankruptcy, and together, they turned it around and sold it 10 years later. To date, he’s bought into or started five or six companies.
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