Jones Family of Companies Announces New HR Manager

Press Release, March 20, 2017

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Jones Family of Companies is pleased to announce developments within their leadership team. Thorne Barbour has joined Jones’ Senior Leadership Team as the manager of Human Resources. Barbour, who has almost 30 years in the HR field, has spent all of his career in West Tennessee and the majority of that time in manufacturing.

Barbour has worked with the Milan Ammunition Plant in Milan, TN; Leroy Somer in Lexington, TN; West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, TN; Foamex in Milan, TN, Kongsberg Automotive in Milan, TN; and Dura in Milan, TN.

“I was attracted to Jones because of its longevity, values system and reputation in the community,” said Barbour. “I’ve never heard a negative comment about this company. Everyone here is part of the Jones Family. You are made to feel included from day one.”

Barbour is a graduate of Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. He is past-president of the Milan Chamber of Commerce and now serves as Ex Officio. He is a board member for the Milan Endowment for Growth in Academics (MEGA) and is a member of the West Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (WTSHRM).

Barbour lives in Milan with his wife of 31 years, Lorrie Fry Barbour. They attend Milan First United Methodist Church where Barbour sings in the choir and is active on several committees. They have one son, Tyler, and a future daughter-in-law, Alexis Luckey.

“I look forward to being part of the continued growth of the Jones Family of Companies,” said Barbour. “It’s an exciting time around here with our expansions and plans for future growth. Being able to be a part of the planning and staffing for these areas is exciting in the world of Human Resources.”

Jones Family of Companies is composed of two divisions: Jones Yarn and Jones Nonwovens. As a family business, Jones Family of Companies combines tradition, sustainability and a forward-looking approach. Jones Family of Companies is guided by its core values of integrity, respect, customer focus, quality, integrated products and business stewardship, as well as a passion for business results. These values act as an internal compass for employees and provide a foundation for sustained success. Jones Family of Companies is well prepared to meet the challenges of the future with new market and product innovations, consistent customer focus and commitment to responsible manufacturing.

The focus of the Jones Family of Companies has been providing solutions with select products and outstanding service that stem from decades of research and experience. For more information on the Jones Family of Companies, please visit or view a story of their history on YouTube .

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