Jones Family of Companies Strengthens Humboldt Office With New Senior Human Resources Manager
Jones Family of Companies continues to make moves and strengthen its position as a leader in non-wovens manufacturing that is always growing and improving its operations. The most recent step in this mission is hiring Mark Only as Senior Human Resources Manager in the Humboldt, Tennessee business office.
Only is a Jackson, TN native who has proven himself in leadership over the past two decades in involvement with his community and in his career. He graduated from Lambuth University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a minor in Economics, then went on to earn his Professional ... Read More
Jones Family of Companies Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Operations
Jones Family of Companies, a leading manufacturer of technical and engineered nonwoven and floor care products, has hired Mike Jewell as Senior Vice President of Operations. With more than 25 years of manufacturing, supply chain, and business improvement experience, Mike Jewell will join the Jones team to lead its manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain operations.
“Mike embraces visual management and team engagement on the manufacturing floor. He believes in highly disciplined operations and lean standards," said CP Davis, CEO of Jones. "Mike passionately supports individual and team training and development to drive day-to-day performance improvements and enhance team morale and ... Read More
Jones Family of Companies Strengthens Operations and Human Resources Teams
MORRISTOWN, TN, December 16, 2020 -- In a year that has been challenging for all businesses, Jones Family of Companies has continued to thrive and progress. Along with the recent acquisition of Rontex America and the opening of a new office in Richmond, Virginia, Jones is improving its Operations and Human Resources teams across all facilities by bringing on even more highly skilled employees. The most recent additions to the Jones family are Pranil Vora as Manager of Quality Engineering and Performance Improvement, in Morristown, Tennessee; Alex Webster as Plant Operations Manager in Humboldt, Tennessee; and Kassey Cruz as HR Generalist ... Read More
Rontex America Joins the Jones Family of Companies
Rontex America Joins the Jones Family of Companies as Jones Expands Its Technical
Performance and Engineered Nonwovens Capabilities
HUMBOLDT, TN, November 6, 2020 -- Jones Family of Companies, Inc., a leader in sustainable nonwovens products across a broad range of industries, announced today the acquisition of Rontex America, LLC. This acquisition is the latest strategic initiative for the Jones Family of Companies as it focuses on strengthening its presence and capabilities in its core nonwovens markets, including sleep products, packaging, acoustics, building materials and floor products, while expanding into other key engineered and technical performance nonwovens sectors.
“Rontex’s expertise ... Read More
New Business Analyst Leo Franzinetti
Jones Family of Companies Bolsters Operations Team to Support Growth
Jones Family of Companies is continuing to rethink its organization as it plans and executes growth initiatives while operating in a very challenging business environment. With the recent addition of Leonardo Franzinetti as a new Business Analyst and IT resource, Jones is looking to finish out 2020 on a strong note and complement its current operations team with exciting talent.
Leonardo (“Leo”) Franzinetti comes to Jones recently graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Computer and Information Science. Alongside ... Read More
New VP of Sales and Business Development
(Charlotte, NC, March 31, 2020) Jones Family of Companies continues to expand and invest in market expansion. This dedication to growth is seen in the recent hiring of Matt Buck as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Matt is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and most recently served as Director of Sales for Performance Materials at Thrace LINQ. Prior to Thrace LINQ, Matt served as the National Accounts Manager for Owens Corning.
Buck comes to Jones with more than 15 years of experience in the Industrial Market Sector. He has spent the majority of his career focusing on technical sales ... Read More
Jones Family of Companies Partners with NanoTouch
Jones Family of Companies is excited to announce our partnership with NanoTouch Materials. NanoTouch Materials provides a continuous self-cleaning surface which means there is now a new definition to "clean." NanoTouch provides less worry and a healthier environment through their creation of skins and mats that are self-cleaning. "Powered by normal indoor light, NanoSeptic Surfaces utilizes mineral nano-crystals which create a powerful oxidation reaction, breaking down any organic contaminants,” states Dennis Hackemeyer, a partner at NanoTouch Materials. “More importantly, NanoSeptic works 24/7 and it's visible, impacting customer experience - a unique value-add amongst clean  ... Read More
Continuity of Service Planning and Coronavirus Monitoring
Jones Family of Companies COVID -19 Update
The safety of our employees and customers is always at the forefront of all we do, particularly during these uncharted days. The pride we take in our company can best be seen in the attitudes of our employees who are giving day in and out to provide for our customers––no matter their needs. Together, we can get through this time.
Daily monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is of the utmost importance to Jones and we are taking the necessary steps to keep our employees and communities protected and ... Read More
YOUR WINGMAN - WALDO WALDMAN
Waldo Waldman's Holiday Message to his Wingmen and Wingmams at Jones.
“Waldo believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – those who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo! The ability to win when the heat is on lies in the ability of every wingman in your organization, regardless of their role, to support the team and be 100% committed to the mission.”
The Mid-Year Review was a group review with all departments represented speaking and discussing the ... Read More
JONES FAMILY OF COMPANIES WELCOMES CAROLINE REEVES AS DIRECTOR OF SALES & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Reeve’s Prior Roles as Product Manager and Business Development provides support for Jones Family of Companies’ growth
(Charlotte, NC, December 2, 2019) Jones Family of Companies welcomes Caroline Reeves as Director of Sales & New Business Development to their company. Caroline joins Jones with close to 10 years of experience in the textile industry. Ms. Reeves will be responsible for developing new business relationships for Jones Nonwovens Central Division while promoting products & services and providing clients with tailored full-service solutions based on their individual needs. Ms. Reeves is an accomplished problem solver with extensive experience throughout the development cycle ... Read More
The Jones Family of Companies announces William Moore as the new Director of Sales Operations.
Industry supplier Jones Family of Companies, based in Humboldt, Tennessee, has named industry veteran William Moore to the new post of director of sales operations.
Moore has more than 25 years of sales and business development experience in textiles and technical textiles, including FR barriers...
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We are proud to announce Doug McIlvaine as our new Chief Financial Officer
HUMBOLDT, Tennessee (July 1, 2019) – Jones Family of Companies continues its investment in talent with the hiring of Doug McIlvaine as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Doug served as CFO/Controller at Springs Creative Products Group for six years.
McIlvaine comes to Jones with more than 30 years of finance and operations experience and has held CFO positions at several family-owned and privately held companies in the textiles industries. During his career, he has restructured corporate footprints based on changing business cycles, implemented manufacturing accounting processes, and developed strategic cash management programs.
“I am particularly impressed with Doug’s ability ... Read More
Jones Logistics Services
Our desire is to streamline procurement, sourcing, freight, and warehousing. Thank you to BedTimes News Magazine for featuring our expansion.
Industry supplier Jones Family of Companies, based in Humboldt, Tennessee, has formed a new division — Jones Logistics Services — to streamline procurement, sourcing, freight and warehousing.
“Jones’ investment in warehousing operations and processes over the years allows us to offer customers a strategic distribution system throughout the United States with value-added logistics services to reduce overall costs and improve speed to market,” said Andrew Dailey, senior vice president sales development and strategic accounts. The company ... Read More
Jones Family of Companies Welcomes Charles Davis as New CEO
Jones Family of Companies, an industry leader in the manufacturing of sustainable nonwoven and yarn solutions, announces Charles Davis as the company’s new CEO. Charles comes to Jones having over 30 years of business building experience across a broad range of family-owned and operated textile companies. He has held executive assignments with companies in both Jones’s nonwovens space and in the supply chain for mattress manufacturing which Jones serves.
Executive Chairman Ralph Jones welcomes Charles to Jones saying, “Charles embraces our company values. He immediately brings a strong working knowledge of our industry, a proven track ... Read More
Jones Nonwovens Says Farewell to President of Sales while Congratulating New VP
Jones Nonwovens, an industry leader in the manufacturing of engineered nonwoven components to the construction of quality mattresses and nonwovens used for acoustical and thermal insulation, announces Andrew Dailey as the new Vice President of Sales for the mattress division while also wishing current President of Sales, Kenny Oliver, well after his years of service to Jones.
Oliver, a well-respected and long-time leader in the fiber and mattress supply industries, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer for Norman Paschall Company (NPC). Jones is delighted for Oliver to take advantage of this opportunity as this transition will find him ... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Expansion Anticipates Demand for Natural Fiber Products
New production capabilities and capacity at the Jones Nonwovens plant in North Las Vegas positions the company to fulfill the rapidly growing demand for natural fiber and other sustainable fiber products for manufacturing and packaging. The new line increases the company’s overall capacity and doubles our capacity in North Las Vegas.
Jones can now create new and differentiated products with the new production line. Some of these products will target “comfort layers” in traditional mattress constructions and base support layers in one-sided mattress constructions.
Jones Nonwovens began production in North Las Vegas in early 2006. After more ... Read More
Gary Raley Joins Board as Seventh Member
Jones Family of Companies is pleased to announce the addition of their seventh and final board member. Gary Raley, who most recently served as Vice President of U.S. Sales for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., joined the newly formed board of directors in June.
“Gary’s experience in sales and marketing will both enrich the board and allow him to serve as a guide for the future of our brand as we expand our business units,” said Richard Ayers, CEO.
Raley also brings a wealth of board knowledge, as he currently serves as a ... Read More
Serving the Great City of Humboldt
Founded in 1936, Jones Family of Companies is a leader in the textile industry. The company was formed through a partnership between two brothers and today is led by a third generation family member and Senior Leadership team committed to the same high standards as the founder. The company has two distinct divisions: Jones Yarn and Jones Nonwovens and is headquartered in Humboldt, TN.
Their focus, however, often extends far beyond themselves and into the streets of Humboldt. A platinum sponsor of the Strawberry Festival, Jones supports numerous organizations and events for the betterment of the Humboldt community. Members of ... Read More
Jones Nonwovens Spotlighted for Company Cameo
Nonwovens Industry magazine, the only monthly trade magazine dedicated to the worldwide business of nonwovens, featured Jones Nonwovens has their Company Cameo for the month of August. To read their spotlight of Jones, visit their website. ... Read More
Jones Nonwovens Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Jones Nonwovens is pleased to announce their new affiliation with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). This industry working group, which is a project of sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue, has worked to bring companies, educational institutions and government agencies involved with the packaging supply chain together since 2004. Goals of the SPC include a collective development of resources and the implementation of packaging solutions.
“We see this as a great opportunity to work with like-minded companies as we strive to develop our efforts in the world of sustainable packaging,” said Patrick Owens, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development at ... Read More
Fiber producers rework FR barriers in light of new OSHA regulations
FAIR WARNING The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard requires pictograms on labels to alert users to the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a warning symbol on a white background framed within a red border.
Cotton treated with boric acid—once a popular FR barrier solution for mattresses—has been phased out of most sleep products during the past year as a result of new guidelines adopted by the U.S.  ... Read More
Jones Family of Companies Announces Exciting Changes to Leadership Team
Two New Vice Presidential Roles Emerge
Jones Family of Companies is pleased to announce developments within their leadership team. In January 2016, Andrew Dailey, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Yarn division, transferred his 25 years of Jones’ sales and customer relationship development skills to serve as Jones Nonwovens’ Vice President of Sales. At the same time, Jeremy Raines, who has been with Jones for over 26 years in various roles, began his transition into his new role as Vice President for the Jones Yarn division.
“Although I am still with Jones Family of Companies, it was ... Read More
Rhode Island Approves Mattress Recycling Program
The approved plan requires that retailers add a $10 recycling fee to each new or renovated mattress and box spring sold to Rhode Island consumers, who will see the charge as a separate line item on their receipt. Retailers and other businesses selling mattresses will remit those fees to MRC. They will pay for transportation and recycling of discarded mattresses.
Rhode Island’s law resulted from the International Sleep Products Association’s effort to develop a practical and economically efficient approach to mattress recycling.
“Resource Recovery couldn’t be happier to see this program on the near ... Read More
Jones Yarn And Jones Fiber Rebranded
Founded in 1936, Jones is a leader in the textile industry. The company was formed through a partnership between two brothers and today is led by a third generation committed to these same standards. The company has two distinct divisions: Jones Yarn and Jones Fiber now known as Jones Nonwovens.
Executives decided the company’s 80th year in business was the perfect time for a change, however, and are pleased to announce the newly rebranded Jones Family of Companies.
“We’re very much a company committed to meeting expectations and achieving the results that we intend ... Read More
Jones’ role in the story of Joy Mangano, the inspiration of the new movie Joy
Joy Mangano. Inventor. Entrepreneur. Inspiration for the 2015 film Joy.
And former customer of The Jones Family of Companies.
Mangano was a working, divorced single mother of three when she had the idea to design a self-wringing mop. After she dropped a glass of wine and cut her hands on the broken glass while trying to clean up the mess, she found herself inspired. She went on to create a prototype, which she sold locally on Long Island. After a modest success, she moved her operations to her father’s shop. This was where her facilities were located when she ... Read More
An emerging retail trend is key for attracting millennials
"The millennial generation has a wider range of choices than any generation before them,”Steve Easterbrook, Global Chief Brand Officer for McDonalds, told theWall Street Journal in 2014. “They're promiscuous in their brand loyalty. It makes it harder work for all of us."
Easterbrook has a point. Many of the world’s most successful consumer product companies freely admit they’re struggling to bond with millennial consumers, the 18-34 year olds now moving into their prime spending years. Today there are roughly 75 million Millennials in the United States.
A.T. Kearney’s &ldquo ... Read More
How Sheryl Crow & Cotton Are Reducing Textile Waste
Data from The Council for Textile Recycling and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency points out that U.S. consumers are increasingly sending millions of pounds of textiles to landfills each year. For instance in 2012 alone, the EPA reportedthat the U.S. generated 14.3 million pounds of textile waste, making up 5.7 percent of total municipal solid waste.
Denim recycling is one way the cotton industry is working to reduce textile waste and help save the planet. In fact, Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green ™ is a denim recycling program that has diverted more ... Read More