No. 50 Langdale Family
While steadfastly planting more trees each year since the 1930s than it harvests — more than 100-million seedlings to date — the Georgia-based Langdale Company has long practiced progressive environmental stewardship. The forest-products sector of the family-run business manages hardwood stands on 30- to 40-year rotations. John Langdale Jr. serves as company chair. John Langdale III is president and CEO.