By Scott Livingston, National Sales Manager
Fall brings football, autumn leaves and trade shows for the plumbing industry. PRIER is gearing up for the American Supply Association (ASA) Fall Conference and the ASPE Convention and Exposition. These gatherings are a great time to see new products, learn new ideas and network with the leaders of our industry. We are a strong advocate of the industry trade organizations and appreciate the information shared at these events. If you haven’t attended one of these events lately, you don’t know what you are missing!
By Emilie Ospino, HR Assistant
Job searching is hard. Finding a company with the values you can align with and a position you are interested in is difficult enough. Then the real work begins. Most people enjoy writing a resume about as much as any college term paper.
Don't miss this PRIER PRODUCT GIVEAWAY!
On Monday, June 9th, PRIER will be giving away a 400 Diamond Series Half-Turn Wall Hydrant. Our new Diamond Series wall hydrants have improved features and a 3 year limited product warranty. While the look of the valve and the model numbers are the same, each has improved features.
By Cindy Coats, Controller
As the Office Manager at PRIER, one of my jobs is to help keep everyone motivated and moving in the same direction. In today’s hurried hi-tech life we all get distracted from time to time. One of the most valuable lessons I've learned is to focus on the here and now. All too often, we find ourselves hurrying through work or life focusing on the goal at the end of the road and we miss opportunities that are right before our eyes. It is important to have a plan and to stick to it, but your plan should include time for the present.
By Brady Poskin, Plant Manager
In most manufacturing organizations, there are nearly unlimited ways to improve the manufacturing process and at PRIER, we certainly embrace the mentality of continuous improvement. One way we determine how to improve is by looking at return on investment (ROI). ROI is one of three ways PRIER makes money (the other two, as stated in our Mission Statement, are through profitability and cash flow management), and in doing so, we weigh a project’s net present value, payback (ROI in years) and feasibility. There may be 100 things we can or should do, but we have to ask ourselves, which 2-5 projects can we accomplish this year while getting the biggest bang for our buck?
By Pat Hogan, Regional Sales Manager
What do you know about this very special holiday? If you were to ask, most American’s couldn’t tell you why Memorial Day exists. In fact, it was established for some very important and significant reasons. Most Americans aren’t aware of some of these reasons, simply because Memorial Day isn’t celebrated quite like Christmas, Easter or even the 4th of July. For example, did you know...
By Cindy Coats, Controller
As the head of Human Resources at PRIER, PRIER Partner wellbeing is very important to me. Health and fitness translate into increased productivity and less turnover. When I find things work in my personal life, I like to share them with everyone at PRIER. For example, one of my pilate’s instructors, Melissa, gave me a recipe for “Superfood Bark.” I couldn’t remember the name, so instead I told everyone it was Power Bark. However, I decided that if I was going to share it with the followers of PRIER’s blog, I should do a little research on what “Superfood” really means. What I came to find out was that “Superfood” is actually just a marketing term. “Superfoods” have more nutritional value than other foods in their particular food category.