On Dec. 19, Justin Brands, Inc., announced the promotion of Jeromy Williams, Cassville plant superintendent, to plant manager of the Carthage manufacturing facility. "Jeromy brings a wealth of experience to his new role in Carthage," said Larry Nelson, Justin Brands senior vice president of manufacturing. "He joined Justin in 1990 and has held various positions ranging from the production line to quality control and production management." In Williams' new position, he will oversee production of the Carthage facility and make recommendations to senior management to improve productivity, quality and efficiency of operations. Justin Brands, Inc., is a Berkshire-Hathaway corporation and its divisions include Justin Boot Company, Tony Lama Company, Nocona Boot Company, Chippewa Boot Company and Justin Original Workboots.