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 dignity 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.

Board of Directors

The Jones Family of Companies Board of Directors is comprised of members of the Jones family, independent directors and management representation. They focus on governance, asset utilization, risk management and contingency planning. The board is also currently guiding the implementation of a strategic plan that includes major expansions of the business units.

The seven members of the board are:   

  • W. Ralph Jones III, Executive Chairman of Jones Family of Companies
  • Richard Ayers, CEO of Jones Family of Companies
  • Josie Hale Nielson, a former buyer for Kirkland’s Home Décor, and a representative for the Jones family
  • William Barnes Thomas, pilot for Monarch Air, and a representative for the Jones family
  • Kathryn V. Roedel, a former GE executive and Executive Vice President of Select Comfort who serves on the board of directors of Generac Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:  GNRC) and recently served as board chair for the International Sleep Products Association
  • Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler, most recently Chairman of the Board of E. Ritter & Company; previously he was CEO of the family-owned agricultural and communications company with operations in Arkansas and Tennessee
  • Gary Raley, most recently Vice President of U.S. Sales for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., also serves as a director for Bemis Manufacturing, Weigel’s Stores, Buehler’s Stores and Gorilla Glue in addition to his role with Jones

W. Ralph Jones III

Richard Ayers

Josie Hale Nielson

William Barnes Thomas

Kathryn V. Roedel

Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler

Gary Raley

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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