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!
November 12, 2014 - Grandview, MO - PRIER Products is proud to announce the appointment of Repcor, an exclusive manufacturer’s representative in Northern California and Western Nevada. Repcor is an independent manufacturer’s representative, serving the plumbing, waterworks, industrial and irrigation markets since 1977. Their facilities include a 15,000 square foot corporate office and warehouse located in Rancho Cordova, CA and a 2,500 square foot will-call warehouse located in Union City, CA.
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.
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.