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.
October 24, 2014 – Grandview, MO – PRIER Products is the proud recipient of the 2013 Safety Award from the American Supply Association. The honor was announced and presented to PRIER’s President Nick Manning at the American Supply Association Conference in Las Vegas on September 10th, 2014.
The Safety Award recognizes an outstanding company for maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for manufacturers with less than 125,000 hours worked. However, the real recognition goes to PRIER’s manufacturing team, led by Brady Poskin and the safety committee. Poskin meets with his team monthly to ensure all processes create a safe and accident free working environment. The team has implemented multiple programs to ensure such environment including an Emergency Action Plan, Fire Preventions, Lock Out/Tag Out Program, Forklift Program, Respiratory Protection, Hazardous Communication and others.
“At PRIER, we have always emphasized safety first. Our associates know that while we aim to be as efficient as possible, we never sacrifice quality for productivity, and more importantly, nothing should be accomplished at the expense of safety,” stated Poskin.
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!
October 2, 2014 - Grandview, MO - PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of Marsh & Moore, an exclusive manufacturer’s representative in the state of Florida. Equipped with years of experience, this powerful Florida agency has been in business since 1972 and entails nine outside sales representatives and seven inside sales representatives. Mark Marsh and Richard Bohl, principals of the agency, have developed an exemplary agency that is focused on growth.
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.
By Cindy Coats, Controller
As the Office Manager at PRIER, one of my department’s jobs is to answer the phones. We are the “voice of PRIER”. When I am interviewing a potential new team member, I always make sure they know the most important thing they do is to make a great first impression on anyone calling our number. We smile as we say, “Thank you for calling PRIER Products. This is Cindy, how may I help you?”