Jones Family of Companies announces growth, new developments

Published On: April 23, 2024
The Jones Family of Companies

The Jones Family of Companies, headquartered in Humboldt, Tenn.,  announced several new company developments.

Ralph Jones III, CEO and chairman of the company’s board—and the third generation of family leadership of the company—has reinvested in the company by becoming its majority shareholder.

“Jones has been in my family for nearly nine decades,” he says. “It is important not just to me but to the employees and customers of this company to show my dedication to helping our Jones Family of Companies to remain industry leaders for the next generations.”

Expansions and acquisitions

Besides Jones’ and additional fourth-generation investments, the company made several expansions to its production capacity, expanding to another production location in Charlotte, N.C., and acquiring Cades Consulting, a mechanical and engineering consulting and maintenance service provider for the textile industry.

“Bringing Cades on board will dramatically increase our services to the nonwovens industry,” says Jones. “We now have the ability to not only grow our own business but also provide support services to other nonwovens manufacturers across the U.S.”

Personnel promotions

Late 2023 also brought several personnel changes. Chris Winston, former lead trainer at the Humboldt plant with 25 years of employment at Jones, was promoted to production manager at the company’s new production plant in Charlotte. Additionally, longtime employee Scott Peters was promoted to plant manager of Jones’ Rontex America plant in Amherst, N.H.

“Chris and Scott represent the best of Jones,” says Scott Butler, president of Jones. “Employees like them are a rare gift: hardworking, enthusiastic about our products, and people of integrity. I look forward to their future successes in their new roles.”

Automotive supplier

In addition, Jones is now a Tier 2 automotive supplier providing nonwovens to automotive manufacturers, including carpeting, speaker cloth and heat and sound insulation.

Jones was founded in 1936 as a provider of sustainable yarn solutions primarily for the floor care industry. Today, Jones operates its business office in Humboldt, Tenn.; production facilities in Morristown, Tenn., Amherst, N.H., Charlotte, N.C. and Humboldt, Tenn; and warehousing facilities in Commerce, Calif. Jones’s nonwovens business includes products spanning multiple markets such as bedding, furniture, cold chain and protective packaging, acoustics, automotive/transportation, floor care and pet care.