About Us

Our Values

SUPPLYING YARN SOLUTIONS SINCE 1936

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“It is the mission of Jones Companies to be people-oriented, service-minded, quality-driven and profit-motivated. But at no time should these aspirations sacrifice the dignity of the individual: be it associate, customer, supplier or owner.”

The Jones Family of Companies will effectively serve our customers and stakeholders by being people oriented, quality driven and value focused. At no time will these aspirations sacrifice the dignify of the individual : be it the associate, customer, supplier, or owner.



 

 

 

 



This philosophy has been with our company since its inception in 1936. For 80 years, it remains to be said that we strongly believe in the golden rule of treating people the way one would like to be treated. We continue to measure our success by developing relationships with our customer partners, sharpening our focus on what is best for the customer and serving them with integrity. Cultivating relationships is the bottom line for us at Jones.

 

Our company was formed through a partnership between two brothers and today is led by a third generation committed to these same standards. Throughout the years, we formed partnerships with textile manufacturers around the world. We have forged relationships with suppliers and credit them for playing a strategic role in our continued growth. We could not be successful without our strong connection to raw material sourcing. Most importantly, our relationships with our customers have thrived and allowed us to develop new and innovative products. 

Testimonials

"Jones Nonwovens always goes above and beyond in both their service and the array of products they offer. With great quality backed by excellent service, it's easy to do business with Jones. We are so glad that we made the change to Jones Fiber, and we have encouraged other bedding factories to make this change for the better as well."

-- Chris Sanders, President, Therapedic Idaho

 

 

"Jones Nonwovens is dependable in every way. Their consistent quality, delivery and service provides stability that allows me to focus on running my business and not chasing vendors."

-- Rion Morgenstern, President, Pleasant Mattress, Inc

Leadership

Richard Ayers

CEO

Jones Family of Companies

 

Richard Ayers is President and Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Financial Officer of The Jones Family of Companies.   

 

Mr. Ayers joined The Jones Families of Companies in 1986 and was Managing Director and CFO of Jones Fiber Products, Inc. prior to assuming his present responsibilities. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Jones Companies, Ltd., an affiliate of Jones Fiber Products, Inc.  He is on the Board of Directors of Jones Fiber Products, Inc. and Jones Manufacturing Company, Inc., the general partner in Jones Companies, Ltd.

 

Mr. Ayers received his B.S. degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  Mr. Ayers is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He became affiliated with The Jones Family of Companies after 13 years in public accounting with national and regional CPA firms. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

 

Mr. Ayers has served as secretary and board member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and as a board member of the Society’s Memorial and Education Foundation.

 

In addition to his careers in public accounting and industry, Mr. Ayers taught accounting and auditing at Union University in Jackson, TN.

 

Mr. Ayers is on the International Sleep Products Association Board of Trustees and serves on ISPA’s Executive and Finance Committees.  He is a past President of the National Cotton Batting Institute and previously served two terms as the Institute’s Vice-President. 

 

Mr. Ayers served on the Board of Trustees at the University School of Jackson, an independent college preparatory school, where he was the immediate past Chairman of the Board and served on the Executive Committee.  He is also on the Jackson State Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, served as the Board’s chair, and is on the Budget, Investment, and Finance Committee. 

 

Mr. Ayers has served two terms as President of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and has served multiple terms on the Chamber’s board.

 

He and his wife Teresa, Director of Surgical Services at Tennova Regional Hospital of Jackson, have two children – Will, a PhD candidate in music theory, music professor, and director of music ministries in Cincinnati, and Sarah, a PharmD resident at Jackson-Madison County Hospital.  The Ayers family makes their home in Jackson, TN where they attend St. Mary’s Church, and Mr. Ayers is a member of Fellowship Bible Church.

Kenny Oliver

President

Jones Nonwovens

 

Kenny Oliver is the President of Jones Fiber Products, which is the nonwovens division of The Jones Family of Companies.

 

Mr. Oliver joined Jones Fiber Products in 1992 as Vice President of the single nonwovens operation located in Memphis, Tennessee. His duties included oversight of operations, raw materials procurement and sales management. In 1995, Mr. Oliver was named President of Jones Fiber Products and has served in that capacity since that time.

 

Mr. Oliver studied Business Management at LaGrange College. In 1971, he began his career in the textile industry, working for 21 years on the supply side of the nonwovens and textile spinning industries prior to coming to Jones Fiber Products.

 

Mr. Oliver has served in various industry organizations. He is a past President and Board Member of the National Cotton Batting Institute, a past President of the Atlanta Textile Waste Club and has served on several committees in those organizations. He has also had committee appointments in the Textile Fibers and By-Products Association, the International Futon Association and the International Sleep Products Association. In much of his committee work, Mr. Oliver was an industry advocate and very active with input to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, OSHA, the National Cotton Council and the California Bureau of Home Furnishings that assisted in the proper formation of regulations that greatly impacted the textile, bedding and furniture industries.

 

He and his wife Rhonda make their home in Collierville, Tennessee, with two of their five children at home when not studying at their respective universities. His son David is a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is in the process of continuing his education, working on his M.S. of Architecture. Hannah, the youngest of his five children, is a freshman at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is pursuing a B.S. degree in Sports Management with a minor in Psychology. She is also a member of the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers “Lady Bucs” Softball Team.

 

Mr. Oliver has three other children. Shannon Oliver Cameron makes her home with her husband Matt and their two children in Newnan, Georgia. Andrea Oliver Hall makes her home with her husband Scott and their two children in Collierville, Tennessee. Valerie Oliver Lovvorn makes her home with her husband John and their daughter in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Mr. Oliver and his family are members of Collierville First Baptist Church.

Fast Facts

In the 1970s, federal and state flammability and smoldering ignition regulations were instituted in the bedding and furniture industries. Since that time, Jones has been providing FR solutions for small, as well as large, mattress and furniture manufacturers.

 

In 1997, Jones developed T-Bond, a thermally bonded engineered composition of unique fibers that revolutionized the use of cotton batting in many industries, including bedding, furniture, acoustical and appliance.

 

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, you are assured that Jones maintains the highest internal standards that result in proven and documented product solutions that meet and exceed federal and state regulations for flammability, safety and durability. In fact, all testing documentation is available upon your request.

 

Jones manufacturing facilities located nationwide position us for timely delivery in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

 

At Jones, our focus has been providing solutions with select products and outstanding service that stem from decades of research and experience. Contact us and get your solution today.

Through the years, Jones' spinning operations produced yarns for a wide variety of textile products; however, yarns for wet mopping, dry mopping and specialty cleaning applications constituted our primary focus. Today, our corporate strategies for the floor care market include a number of specifically engineered products, targeted programs, quality services and global sourcing.

 

Unique to the industry, Jones stands well ahead of the competition in industry support. Jones is an active participant in the International Sanitary Supply Association [ISSA], American Brush Manufacturers Association [ABMA] and National Broom & Mop Association. We are not just members; our associates provide hands-on leadership, board participation and industry specific presentations at key association events. We offer product testing, sales training and plant tours and provide timely market intelligence in support of our customers’ market leading strategies.

 

Every product, program and service that we offer is designed to create added value for our customers. It is our desire to respond to the floor care market trends and exceed market expectations for innovation in every one of our products and services. We strive to provide superior return on our customer-partners’ decisions to choose Jones as their yarn supplier.

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