Little over a year ago we joined forces with four other plastic distributors making us one of the largest, privately owned sheet, rod, & tube specialists across Canada. That little venture is known as PRISMA.
Our industry has seen a number of mergers and acquisitions over the last few years and many of our staff are a result of the political and cultural challenges (stresses?!!?!) such an endeavor ultimately faces. What’s been exciting about the Prisma merger is that the guys at the top REALLY, REALLY, REALLY are top notch family guys. They all share a common understanding that it takes happy, motivated people to build a great company both from the inside and the outside – employees and customers are treated with the same respect, courtesy and opportunity. In fact, the owner’s biggest concern was how to make 200+ people spread over the US and Canada feel a part of the process and a member of the new family. I have to say – I’m very impressed with the results, especially in the investment made in getting like-minded people in a room to share ideas, expertise, and a vision.
As someone who’s been around almost a decade, I’ve been wondering what’s new – what’s out there that can perk up the marketplace so they’ll take a genuine interest in the many great things our people are accomplishing? Prisma’s been a light at the end of that tunnel considering we’re offering a number of new products into the marketplace that, if we weren’t as big as we are now, our customers wouldn’t have access to: (1) UHMW truck & hopper lining systems; (2) double skin polycarbonate sheets up to 30′ long; (3) FRP grating, stairs, & rail systems; and a (4) heat exchanger for pork and poultry farms made completely out of plastic that can recover 18-25% of heating costs. Now, of course, there’s lots of people out there plugging similar products – but it’s the value added component that’s the big value to our customers and more on that will be coming down the pipelines very, very soon (hence the big powwow with our cross-canada marketing team).
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