By Cindy Coats, Controller
Once a month at PRIER, we gather together to eat lunch, celebrate and share what is going on in our lives and the business. We make funny hats out of shipping boxes and honor those who have celebrated a birthday or anniversary. We ask that our PRIER partners with anniversaries share their gems of wisdom. The most popular of those gems is to bank up your paid time off. Time off with pay is literally like "money in the bank!" Another popular suggestion is to save for your future. PRIER has a generous benefit package that includes a 100% match of your first 4% contribution into our 401K and profit sharing plan. Talk about money in the bank!
By Chris Poskin, Manager of Supply Chain, Distribution and Production Control
PRIER continuously strives to produce "A" quality products for its customers at an affordable price. There are many factors that contribute to obtaining this ideal that we are constantly trying to improve. One such factor is inventory control and management. The goal is to keep component level inventory and finished good inventory as lean as possible, while maintaining our on-time shipping standards. PRIER strives to ship all customer orders within (8) business hours with a frequency of 99% or better. PRIER currently sits at 100% for the month of November. By keeping our inventory lean we are also eliminating waste and ensuring that our customers receive product that is hot off the production line rather than product that has been sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust. In the end, this helps PRIER reduce inventory costs, which we can then pass along to our customers.
By Sarah Arnold, Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representative
Joining a company is like joining a team. Together, you work to successfully obtain the ultimate goal of your business. Whether it's making innovative, reliable and valuable plumbing products, or providing food to a homeless shelter; together you work to achieve common goals. Here at PRIER, our associates strive to achieve common goals by communicating effectively. Our associates practice effective communication on a daily basis and the payoffs are tremendous.
By Rocio Lara, Small Valve and Miscellaneous Lead
Here at PRIER, our associates strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a daily basis. Many times when we visit our doctor and the doctor suggests that we lower our weight or change our diet, we don't follow his or her advice and we continue with our bad dietary habits. We don't realize that these tips are key to prevent more common diseases to which we are likely to contract in a poor diet (for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, etc.). It is very difficult to change your eating habits from one day to another, but you can start by making changes in your diet that will improve your health.
By Cheryl Landsman, Customer Service Manager, A/R, Collections
It's that time of year again! The snow is already falling in the Colorado Mountains, the days are getting shorter and colder and football season has started. It's time to bundle up, sit in front of your fireplace and read a good book, watch a movie or take a well deserved nap. But wait, before you turn on that fireplace, make sure everything is up to code and safe.
By Chris Poskin, Manager of Supply Chain and Distribution
PRIER employees compete for prizes and, more importantly, pride every week of the NFL season. The contest is simple; whoever picks the most games correctly for that week wins. The gas card that is awarded each week is nice, but the real prize is bragging rights for the next (7) days. Some of us at PRIER also like to talk at length about our fantasy football teams during our lunch breaks. I am sure that this is a common topic around the office for many of you this time of the year. Now that the NFL season is (3) weeks in and your fantasy football draft is in the rear view mirror, the real work begins if you have aspirations of actually winning your league. Over the years, fantasy football has evolved into an American obsession that for many players has turned into a bigger event than the actual NFL games. If you are like me, you have come to grips with your obsession for fantasy football and it is blatantly obvious that nothing would be sweeter than claiming fantasy football gold at the end of the season. Some of us play for money, others play for pride, but in the end we all want to crush the competition and be called the "champion." Over the last seven years my teams have never missed the playoffs and I have been crowned "champion" four times. Here are some tips for improving your roster and ensuring a spot in the playoffs.
By Cindy Coats, Controller
I always marvel at people who tell me that they don't eat fruit and vegetables! There are so many wonderful choices available today that a few years ago, were only known by people who lived where those items were grown. When I was in the 7th grade, my father was sent to Vietnam. My mother, two brothers and I moved to Roswell, New Mexico to live near my father's parents. I had never even heard of green chilies. We arrived at the end of August and the air was filled with smoke and the smell of roasting chilies. The chilies are charred so that the tough outer skin can be peeled away. The remaining meat and seeds can be canned or frozen for future use. The raw chilies can also be tied into Ristas and hung to dry.