By Cheryl Landsman, Customer Service Manager, Credit/Returns Manager, Accounts Receivable, Collections and Reporting
Do you ever wonder how much of your plumbing knowledge is true? How many of those myths you've heard for years actually work? Here at PRIER, we get asked a lot of crazy and thought-provoking questions each day and it made me wonder if what I “know” is actually true or not.
By Scott Brady, Research, Development and Engineering Manager
PRIER has been around a long time – since 1881 – but we can’t take credit for developing the standards by which we measure our products. But it is interesting to learn where these standards originated. Two common units of measure we frequently use are water flow in gallons/minute (GPM) and pressure in pounds/in2 (psi).
By Nick Manning, President
We hear about “building brands” literally every day. Magazines have devoted forests of paper and rivers of ink to talk about brand building. There are brand building “gurus” all over LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networking sites. In fact, a quick Twitter search returned an endless list of links to ‘Rules of Brand Building’ and ‘5 Easy Steps to Building a Brand.’
By Brady Poskin, Plant Manager
No matter the industry, we all share a similar struggle…managing time. It’s the one resource we cannot change or throw money at to overcome. Perhaps the most common problem in business, or even in life, is having more to do than time permits. How do we resolve this dilemma? Well, since we cannot change time, we have to determine what to do (and what not to do) and manage those activities. More specifically, we have to manage our behaviors more effectively and efficiently.
If you’ve ever left a hose attached to your standard freezeless hydrant during freezing weather, you’ve probably learned the hard way that doing so prevents water from draining and can cause the hydrant to rupture inside your house. Needless to say, this can be a real headache and could result in a costly repair. With freezing weather in the forecast all across the states, the PRIER C-434 Heavy Duty Residential Wall Hydrant takes the extra step to prevent your pipes from bursting and gives you peace of mind during cold weather.
By Cindy Coats, Controller
At PRIER, our mission statement says we want our PRIER partners to be all they can be both inside and outside of PRIER. This is a time of year that Joe Poskin, our CEO, loves to reflect on the past year and push forward with plans for the New Year. I’ve almost come to embrace this. He certainly gets excited and that excitement is contagious!