PRIER has been manufacturing plumbing and industry products for over 130 Years!
Founded in 1881 as a brass foundry by a German emigrant named Anton PRIER in Kansas City, Missouri, the company began by manufacturing cast brass items applicable for life at the end of the 19th Century, including coach lanterns, plaques and other specialty items.
Brass, being a nonferrous metal, lends itself nicely to water applications and soon PRIER began pouring various plumbing products. After inventing and patenting one of the first self-closing faucets, PRIER began to increase their offering and grow their sales to the plumbing industry.
As time progressed, PRIER maintained a prestigious reputation for heavy pattern, high quality products, into the 1980s. In the 1990’s the company took a shift with a change of ownership and a new focus. PRIER drew on our strengths in heavy pattern brass and began to grow our product selection in the residential and commercial hydrants.
PRIER has since made great efforts in developing unique, cutting edge products based on feedback received from engineers, contractors, distributors and end users. Sound principles, quality products and careful workmanship are three aspects that have held true throughout the life of the company and have enabled PRIER to grow steadily from 1881 to this day.
PRIER is in business to develop, manufacture, market, sell and service top quality products for the residential and commercial building industries in order to make money through profitability, return on investment and cash flow management.
In the course of achieving our primary goal, PRIER is committed to the following objectives and considers the achievement of our primary goal at the expense of any of our stated objectives, a failure:
- to operating under the will of God
- to helping all associates become all they are meant to be, both inside and outside of PRIER
- to providing satisfactory and rewarding work and careers to associates
- to treating all relationships with respect and professionalism
- to maintaining "A" quality business practices in all areas, striving for excellence
- to be our customers' "Best" supplier
- to having fun and enjoying our work
PRIER has instituted programs throughout our business to decrease the impact of our entire organization on our environment. PRIER's Mission Statement requires us to maintain "A" quality business practices, and operating under the will of God, highlighting PRIER's commitment to our world.
One of PRIER's greatest assets is our success in developing products for our industry. PRIER's products are key to PRIER's commitment to the environment; developing products that require less time to install while having quality features that limit distributor inventory. Since our products are manufactured in the heartland of the United States, transportation impact of PRIER's products are significantly less than competitive products, especially those products made in foreign countries. All of our products are designed to the highest standards as developed by American Society for Sanitary Engineers, where PRIER echoes their motto of "prevention rather than a cure".
PRIER's products are manufactured of over 95% copper, stainless steel, aluminum and brass and over 95% of the product can be fully recycled and reutilized without negatively impacting the environment. In fact, over 50% of the materials used in making PRIER's products are from recycled material, limiting the raw material requirements for manufacturing our products.
PRIER has instituted recycling programs at all levels of our business. We recycle 99% of all plastic bottles and aluminum generated in our facilities. All scrap, metals and manufacturing by-products are fully recycled. Over the last year alone, our recycling efforts have kept almost 50 tons of waste out of landfills.
PRIER designs and manufactures the equipment used to make our products. All designs are made with their environmental impact in mind. Throughout the last ten years, PRIER has invested heavily in energy conservation of our real estate properties and we are actively working on consolidating our physical footprint, eliminating redundancies that may be detrimental to our community.
Paper and Packaging
PRIER is dedicated to the continuous improvement of our packaging. Recently PRIER has reduced our packaging SKU's by half. We have reduced dunnage consumption eliminating additional tons of paper in landfills and reducing the weight of our shipments, lightening our fossil fuel usage. While PRIER still creates a limited amount of print catalogs, we encourage our engineers, reps, distributors and contractor customers to utilize our website for the most current information at all times.
As a precious resource, in all possible instances, PRIER utilizes recycled water in product testing and gray water systems in over 75% of the water usage in our plant floor operation.
PRIER will continue to develop products and methods that will continue to limit our impact on the environment in the world and our local community.