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!
July 29, 2014 – Grandview, MO – PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of Emilie Ospino as HR Assistant. Emilie will process new employees from the application process, orientation and enrollment in benefits to helping them with personnel issues. She will also maintain employee files and policies, and complete weekly payroll.
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.
June 18, 2014 - Grandview, MO - PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of CSA of Georgia, an exclusive manufacturer’s representative in the state of Georgia. CSA of Georgia was formed in 2009 from its three key principals; Johnny Cole, Fred Lanier and Walt McConnell. The CSA sales team which includes Managing Partner Johnny Cole, Bill Rittenger and Jonathan Marsh came highly recommended by some key wholesalers in Georgia because of their strong reputation with the plumbing contractors.
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?