Automated Packing Line
New International Semi Tractor Truck
We just added a new truck to our line up! An additional International truck has been added to our fleet from Illinois! After adding another Truck Driver to our team we are always looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction! Another truck means more product out the door everyday!
Upgraded 8" Press
Currently our maintenance team is in the process of updating our 8" press. We added a new puller hot saw and runout table for improved effeciencies, a new air hood for improved quench capabilities and a new press console with upgraded software!
1st Quarter Profit Sharing
On April 24th Pries held our quarterly profit sharing lunch. As a result of excellent performance by our team members, Pries paid out a large amount in profit sharing to its employees. As an added bonus, employees with perfect attendance for the quarter received an extra $280 in cash! Great employee ownership of the many changes made in our processes since the beginning of the year have lead to increasingly higher profit sharing amounts. Management grilled out to celebrate all of our employees hard work!
Check out an awesome article from the Independence Bulletin Journal!
Honoring Tenured Employees
Pries honored our tenured employees at our latest meeting. We honored 6 employees who have over 10 years of service, 12 with over 20 years of service, and 4 with over 30 years of service! We greatly appreciate all the hard work you have put in over the years and we look forward to many more with all of you!
CPR and AED Employee Training
Pries is dedicated to keeping employees safe during all working hours! Recently a team of volunteer employees were trained on AED, CPR and emergency response procedures. We have a trained team on all 3 shifts who are able to assist immediatley to any in house situation! We recently purchased two new AED's for our facility which are the same ones used by our local EMS and first responders which enables quick transition times.
Two New CNC Machines
Pries is excited to announce the use and production of two new CNC Machines. THe Haas VF12 has 150" x 32" x 30" travel, 30 hp, 10k rpm spindle, 24 tool side mount tool changer, and high-speed machining. We recently purchased a Leadwell FMC-560 which allows 22"x16.5"x17.7" travel, 15hp, 8k rmp spindle, 20 tool magazine and automatic Pallet Changer. We hope to have it up and running in the next few weeks! We are always looking for new ways to increase production and decrease lead time!