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National Employee Appreciation Day 2020

At Piedmont Plastics we strive to create an environment where all employees feel appreciated. We recognize the incredible value of our employees and we love seeing the dedication they bring every day. Their tireless efforts, hardworking attitudes, and exceptional service are just a few reasons why our team is the best! But don’t just take our word for it. Read about what some of our branch managers are saying about their employees across the company: 


Eddy Giancola, Scarborough Branch
“I would like to thank all of my employees at the Scarborough branch for their hard work every day. They all have played a crucial role in the success of the business and have made work an enjoyable and healthy environment by contributing their own personal skills towards accomplishing the goals set for them. Thank you, Team Scarborough!”

Cale McEllistrum, Calgary Branch
“I have a great staff here in Calgary. Since we are a smaller branch with only one person per position, everyone always goes above and beyond to help each other out and get the work done!”

Rick Leavens, Cincinnati Branch
“The employees in Cincinnati are the most important aspect of our business and I know a key part of my job is to assist my co-workers in being successful by ensuring job satisfaction and removing obstacles to help them achieve success. I am proud to be a part of such a great team!”

Kris Bruno, Pompano Beach Branch
“Thank you to all of my employees for being leaders in our market. From the sales and administrative teams to the warehouse, we are the best at what we do and it's a team effort. Also, thank you for always wanting to improve and being open to change. Continued success can only happen when you can work through diversity as a team.”

Bill Zona, Marine Market Manager
“I appreciate the dedication and commitment our Marine Team has in maintaining a leadership position in the boating industry. Their passion for the industry and ability to not only maintain our leadership, but to develop some of the strongest relationships in the industry is what sets them apart.”

Mike Rysdyk, Grand Rapids Branch
“The Grand Rapids team is a tight knit group dedicated to being the best in the business. They always work together as a team and have each other's back and I’m thankful for such great employees!”

Steven Anderson, Greenville & Columbia Branches
“My teams have great attitudes and are reliable hard workers with very little whining! There’s got to be a little now and then - nobody's perfect!”

Matthew Matzen, Las Vegas Branch
“The Las Vegas branch’s dedication and sense of team is what puts them above the rest. They care about our customers and always have a "can do" attitude. Our team here is a family!”

Steve Pirylis, San Francisco Branch
“The San Francisco team is 100% dedicated to servicing our customers. They go above and beyond to provide the best customer experience in our region.”

Tommy Slaughter, Greensboro Branch
“I appreciate the fact that the employees here in Greensboro understand the value of great service. The willingness to help each other and maintain a great attitude makes for enjoyable work days.”

Wim Leenders, Kitchener Branch
“We have one of the smaller branches within Piedmont with just 6 of us in total. What I appreciate the most about the team here is that everyone is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to a co-worker whenever the need arises. We always look out for one another!”

Bryan Scimone, Pittsburgh & Akron Branches
“Thank you to the Pittsburgh and Akron Teams for your hard work and dedication. We continue to grow and succeed because of your tremendous efforts and your "do whatever it takes" attitudes. Your efforts are very much appreciated!”

Marty Eakins, Raleigh Branch
“I work with a great group of through thick and thin people! My Dad used to say, "A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results." Consider this one big pat on the back for Team Raleigh!”

Steve Lambert, New Orleans Branch
“The New Orleans team proves to me daily that the "Piedmont Experience" statement is not just words on a wall, but is shown through their actions every day. Their commitment to including our customers as part of the Piedmont family while exceeding their expectations is what I think sets us apart.”

Jeff Longden, New Hampshire Branch
“I appreciate the fact that our team in New Hampshire appreciates our customers as much as they do. They treat each project that comes through the door as if it was their own and genuinely care about the work they put out.”

Donny Dixon, Philadelphia Branch
“The Philly branch staff has a combined experience of over 50 years in the plastics industry. The team is dedicated to quality and service and I'm extremely proud to call them my family. We love to celebrate victories together and enjoy the daily teamwork that is key to our success.”

Myra Gercken-Thurston, Daytona Beach Branch
“The Daytona Beach branch has a theme song that we often play during meetings. This song personifies our team members, their attitudes, and their commitment to our goals. "Whatever It Takes" by Imagine Dragons describes a team who is willing to do whatever necessary to provide solutions for our customers. I consider myself beyond blessed to be a part of such a dynamic group that is genuinely invested in Piedmont Plastics.”

Frank Flores, Phoenix Branch
“I appreciate my team because of their continuous dedication and hardworking attitudes. They always go the extra mile for our customers.”

Gilles Hudon, Montreal Branch
“The Montreal Team is constantly focused on making a difference in the business and contributing to the bottom line. They know that their work matters and genuinely feel responsible for our success.”

Ron Short, Memphis Branch
“I'm thankful for Team Memphis' genuine people who care for both the customers and each other. They possess a no quit attitude both in sales and in the warehouse and have a strong desire to improve our branch and themselves. It is truly a joy to come to work every day and be surrounded by this team!”

Ryan Samples, Atlanta Branch
“The employees in Atlanta exemplify the Piedmont Experience and are 100% responsible for the great culture and success we have seen. They work hard and deeply care for our customers, vendors, coworkers in other locations, and each other and have made Piedmont a great place for anyone to work.”

Chip Barringer, Charlotte Branch
“The Charlotte Team is a family and I appreciate the fact that I can learn from them daily because they are so special at what they do. We are a team no matter what, through the good and the bad, and we all have a genuine respect for each other and enjoy being around each other both inside and outside of the workplace. We have each other's backs no matter what and always pull together to get tasks accomplished.”

Jimmy Jones, Houston Branch
“The employees in Houston care more about their customers than any other group that I have worked with over the last 20 years in plastics. They are customer-advocates who come to work every day with a mission to provide their customers with the best experience possible. I've never worked with a group who works so hard to for their customers.”

Carlo Panganiban, Halifax Branch
“The Halifax branch is an amazing team who works well together and is always willing to help each other out. I am proud to be a part of Team Halifax!”

Christy Clay, Inland Empire Branch
“I appreciate our Inland Empire branch because they always work as a team and care for one another every day in all aspects, both personal and professional.”

Ryan Champy, Knoxville Branch
“What I appreciate about the employees at the Knoxville Branch is that everyone cares and wants to be successful as a team. We all get along very well, share the same common goals and work as a team to achieve them.”