Jones Yarn Announces New Plant Manager
Jones Yarn is pleased to announce Richard Kimble as their new plant manager. Kimble, who began work with Jones Yarn on the third-shift maintenance crew in 1998, has worked at every current facility under Jones Family of Companies and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences to the position.
“My family worked in mop yarn and textiles, so this industry is in my blood,” said Kimble. “Even as a child, I found the work intriguing.”
After his initial role with Jones, Kimble began working as travel maintenance, moving from plant to plant to work on machinery. ... 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