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Bobby Jones, Face of Manufacturing in Ga.
Local businessman honored
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Bobby Jones, right, manufacturing manager at Koyo Bearings, shows a group of visitors around the plant after they came to celebrate his Faces of Manufacturing award. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
When state and local officials came to Koyo Bearings in Sylvania to honor Bobby Jones as one of Georgia’s Faces of Manufacturing, he passed the honor off to the rest of the plant’s employees. Jones, a Statesboro resident and Georgia Southern University mechanical engineering alumnus, has worked at the bearing manufacturing plant that is now Koyo’s for 28 years, the last 22 as its manufacturing manager. A portion of the factory’s more than 400 employees filled the lunchroom last Wednesday morning to see Jones receive the award.
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