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!
By Sandra Haskins, RGA Quality Auditor
Here at PRIER, we aim to succeed by providing customers with the best plumbing products in the world. We work hard, just like our very own Kansas City Royals did this year. The Royals had an amazing opportunity to play in the World Series, an opportunity that hadn’t come along in 29 years. Unlike October 27, 1985, when they won against the St. Louis Cardinals, they unfortunately did not bring home a win this time. However, they did their very best and that makes them winners in my book.
By Cindy Coats, Controller
As the Office Manager at PRIER, one of my jobs is to help build team spirit. Our mission statement encourages having fun and enjoying our work, therefore PRIER has formed a Spirit Committee that is made up of associates from each department. Within the Spirit Committee, we strive to have a spirit building event each month.
By Jim Lind, Research, Development and Engineering Manager
Here at PRIER, we have a fondness for water since it flows through about everything we produce. Although our products are designed to provide water mainly to gardens and lawns, water for our bodies is even more important. I recently read an article in a favorite magazine of mine, Motorcycle Consumer News, by Dr. John Alevizos entitled (strangely enough) “Water."
By Scott Livingston, National Sales Manager
What does baseball, football, NASCAR and barbeque remind you of? Of course it is Kansas City! Right now, PRIER’s home is celebrating alongside our sports teams and we are here to tell you--it is a great time to be in Kansas City!
By Jeremy Chancellor, Machining Lead
Recently, PRIER had the pleasure of purchasing two new Swiss Turning Centers. These machines are designed to turn brass rods into small, complex, precision parts. Having this process under the same roof as production allows PRIER to continue making “A” quality products, while adding greater control over inventory levels.