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.
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!
By Wendy Hintz, Sales, Customer Service and Retail Specialist
Part of PRIER’s Mission Statement is to have fun at work. To help promote fun, PRIER has a Spirit Committee with one person from each department. This year I am representing the Sales and Marketing department. At the end of December we met and planned our year of fun activities – one per month. Part of our job is to come up with fun things that we can do both during the work day and outside of work to provide a fun break in our busy day and spend time together outside the company doors.
By Christopher Farengo, Production Line Lead
I believe any corporation that attempts to keep their employees happy will be successful! However, I am not talking about monetary compensation, although that is always a bonus; I am talking about a well-rounded health and wellness program that encompasses all aspects of an associate’s life. Thankfully, I have the opportunity to be a part of such company. PRIER is an advocate of this way of thinking in multiple ways by consistently innovating ways to improve not only their bottom line, but the life of their employees in and out of their work environment.
By Ieshia Mayes, Accounting Specialist
With the holiday season vastly approaching, many of us take this time to reflect on the things we are truly grateful for; family, friends, a roof over our heads, food and working utilities to name a few. One of the many things I am truly grateful for are programs like United Way, a charitable foundation designed to help those in need of some of the aforementioned essentials. Each year, United Way does a campaign drive for companies to encourage their employees to give back to the community. PRIER is a participant of United Way’s program, and they even match their employee’s contribution 100%! Sweet!