Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:41

It is Ineveitable

By Scott Jones, Warehouse Manager

We have all heard the phrase, “you are turning into your father,” or “you are just like your mother.” However, it normally isn't the looks of the child that is being considered in these statements, rather the actions which portray him or her to be like their father or mother.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:16

Career Goals, One Step at a Time

By Emilie Ospino, HR Assistant

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” is a question many of us faced when we were kids.  I would argue it still applies at many different stages in a person’s career.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Customer Service and FIRST LEGO League

By Cheryl Landsman, Customer Service Manager, Credit Manager, Returns Manager, Accounts Receivable, Collections, Reporting

My day job at PRIER Products is Customer Service Manager. In Customer Service, we enter purchase orders while taking calls from homeowners, plumbers, contractors, sales reps and of course, our distributors. By night, I am a coach and mentor to kids in FIRST® LEGO® League.

By Scott Brady, Research, Development and Engineering Manager

Here at PRIER, we take great pride in the products that we manufacture and innovate. Subsequently, PRIER’s motto is “Innovative. Reliable. Value...Built for Life!” 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Why Build a Culture of Giving?

By Nick Manning, President

As I have written in the past, PRIER’s Mission Statement is very important to me.  It is my barometer for the decision making process at PRIER.  A couple of the tenets of the Mission Statement, namely, To Operate Under The Will of God and To Treat All Relationships with Respect and Professionalism, are the reasons why PRIER decided, years ago, that as a business we would tithe, or give away 10% of our profits to worthy causes. 

By Brady Poskin, Plant Manager

At PRIER, we are always looking for ways to continuously improve; therefore, having a finely tuned supply chain is an essential, ongoing effort that makes us better. In order to do so, we persistently assess how each process in our supply chain adds customer value, and we try to eliminate everything else that does not. The initial tendency is to only look inward for improvements; however, we have found tremendous opportunities outside of our four walls where we have eliminated waste and enhanced overall performance.

Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:34

Pretty is as Pretty Does

By Cindy Coats, Controller

One of my mother’s sayings was, “pretty is as pretty does.” When I think of that saying, whether I am repeating it or something reminds me of it; I can see my mother’s face and I can hear her voice.  Depending on what brings it to mind, my mother’s image changes. She could be pleased, disappointed or frustrated. Here at PRIER, we strive for “A-Quality” in everything we do. You might not think of plumbing products as being “pretty,” but when a product performs the way you want it to, it is a beautiful thing!