Johnston Tombigbee Furniture Manufacturing Company was founded in 1932 by Mr. Russell B. Johnston to manufacture decorative bedroom chests and armoires.
He later added a full line of all-wood bedroom to complement his competitively priced products for which there was an ever-growing demand. In addition to the manufacturing business, he also operated a highly successful retail furniture store and several thousand acres of timber land.
Mr. Johnston ran the company until his death in 1958, at which time the business was passed on to his four young grandsons — one of whom owns the business today.
Throughout the next three decades, the addition of a holding company (Lounora Industries, Inc.) and the expansion of the business to include a Hotel Sales Division enhanced the company's operation.
Today the employees and owner of JTB, Reau Berry (grandson of Russell B. Johnston), are working hard to meet the needs of their customers; putting forth that "extra effort" to provide quality and satisfaction thus beginning — "A New Era of Excellence."
Russell B. Johnston founds Johnston Furniture Co.
Russell B. Johnston purchases Tombigbee Lumber and Mill.
Johnston combines two compaines to form Johnston Tombigbee.
Johnston Furniture Company begins making ammo boxes for war effort.
Our current factory facility is built.
Johnston Tombigbee enters the hospitality industry.
Johnston Tombigbee becomes JTB Furniture.
Reau Berry, grandson of R.B. Johnston, becomes sole owner of JTB.
JTB Furniture celebrates 80 years of making quality furniture in the U.S.A.