Jones Family of Companies Celebrates 80 Years in Business
Thu March 2, 2017
Jones Family of Companies celebrated its 80th anniversary in business in 2016, a year that led to major milestones for the company. Founded in 1936, Jones quickly became a leader in the textile industry. The company was formed through a partnership between two brothers and today is led by a Senior Leadership Team committed to these same standards. The company is made of two distinct divisions: Jones Yarn, which began operations in 1936 and Jones Nonwovens, which was acquired in 1981.
The Senior Leadership Team decided the company’s 80th year in business was the perfect time for a change and announced the newly rebranded Jones Family of Companies early in the year.
“We’re very much a company committed to meeting expectations and achieving the results that we intend to achieve," said Richard Ayers, CEO/CFO, Jones Family of Companies. "Our decision to rebrand is one that we feel will allow us to best continue maintaining a high quality in our relationships, products and services."
The company, which is headquartered in Humboldt, Tennessee, has two additional locations in Morristown, TN and North Las Vegas, Nevada. Each of these facilities commemorated their 80th year with Employee Appreciation dinners where the company’s history was celebrated and employee milestones were recognized.
Associates and their guests attended the dinners where drawings for prizes were held throughout the celebration. A short video about the company, its foundation and core beliefs was enjoyed by all. Employee service awards were presented to those associates with 5 years of service or more with the company. At the end of the night, a grand prize drawing for a mattress set was held and awarded to the lucky associate.
The celebrations were focused on the associates, both current and past, who helped build and make Jones Family of Companies successful. Without the associates, there would be no Jones Family of Companies and no 80th celebration.
The company’s foundation was built on strong core values, which continue to be the foundation of its success. Customer focus, results-oriented, corporate stewardship, integrity/honesty and respect of person make up their core beliefs. These values are summed up in the Jones Family of Companies Mission Statement of Purpose:
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 dignity of the individual: be it associate, customer, supplier or owner.
Jones Family of Companies was founded because of a relationship between two brothers. The company continues to be successful because of the relationships it shares with its owners, suppliers, customers and associates. We thank each of you for the relationship you share with us and the value you bring to our Family.