Blog
Friday, 22 January 2016 15:47

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

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! 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:00

It’s the System, Not the People

By Scott Brady, Research, Development and Engineering Manager

Anyone who has studied Quality, like myself, has heard of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Deming was an engineer/professor/consultant best known for his work in Japan after WWII. He worked with the leaders of Japanese industry and is credited for being the inspiration that helped Japan rise from the ashes to become the second most powerful economy in the world. Deming championed the work of another Quality guru, Walter Shewhart, who originated the concept of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and the use of control charts. Deming took this concept and applied it to industrial production and management, leading to his theory of management. He saw that these ideas could not only be applied to manufacturing processes, but also to the processes by which enterprises are led and managed.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 22:18

PRIER Introduces New CPVC Inlet

January 13, 2016 – Grandview, MO – PRIER is pleased to introduce a new CPVC inlet connection available on all PRIER Residential Wall Hydrants. The new designated “C” inlet is PRIER’s ninth residential option, all proudly manufactured in the United States. 

January 7, 2016 - Grandview, MO - PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of a new manufacturer’s representative, Applewood Sales & Marketing, to represent Iowa and Nebraska. 

Friday, 11 December 2015 14:13

Outdoor Lawn Chair Giveaway

Are you tirelessly looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Don't fret, PRIER is here! This upcoming week, PRIER is giving away an amazing outdoor lawn chair, great for any holiday gift exchange! 

December 7, 2015 – Grandview, MO – PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of Krishna Maddineni as the new Machining Lead. Krishna will be in charge of PRIER’s machining operations, which includes 4 state-of-the-art Swiss turning centers that run around the clock producing thousands of parts each day. He is responsible for every part of the operation, which includes ordering, receiving and loading the raw material, setting up the machines to run production, management of the operations and maintenance for each machine, disposition of scrap and cleaning and metrology of the produced components.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:49

Reflection: the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

By Carla Boungjaktha, NorPac Manfuacturer's Representative

For some of us, the end of the year can be a time of personal reflection of the events that transpired throughout the year; a time to reflect on our performance, achievements and contributions. But more importantly, it is a time to reflect, appreciate and honor individuals who have helped make our personal successes a reality.