DWK Clarifies Furloughs

According to Justin Snow with The Roane Alliance on Friday, a representative from the DWK Rockwood facility in The Roane County Industrial Park in Rockwood, returned a phone call to him following our request to see if he could give us additional information about the plants proposed lay-offs. This is what was stated: He said in an email that concerning possible employee reductions, that these are not permanent or extended layoffs. This is a one week furlough in the manufacturing facility for the weeks of June 15th and July 6th.  Salaried employees across the company at DWK have already taken their one-week furlough. The plant representative said to Snow that this is due to soft sales to companies they provide supplies and products who are not operating at full capacity right now.  There is no plan to close the company again only temporary cuts for now.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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