Friday, May 27, 2011
Family Tradition Continues at PAi
Since our founding in 1929, the dedicated staff, and ownership of PAi has displayed incredible pride in our longstanding heritage. Each of our three family generations has made a priority of instilling regard for our past to each of their successors. This culture of history reveals itself in hundreds of ways from the antique hat samples in our lobby, to the vintage photographs adorning our walls.
One extremely unique example of this history is a story that comes from PAi’s newly appointed Vice President of Sales – Outdoor/Retail, Mark Rogers.
On his first day of service at PAi in 1984, Mark was receiving a tour of the facility when an old box of paperwork caught his eye. Upon opening this box, he discovered what turned out to be hundreds of time cards from past employees arranged in alphabetical order. Recalling that his grandmother worked here many years ago in the sewing room, he went straight to the “R’s” and was able to locate her actual time card dating back to 1947!
Mark proudly tells this story and keeps the timecard in his desk as a reminder of the role he and his grandmother play in the ongoing family tradition. PAi is known for our long history, and this is just one example of the reasons we have such an instilled environment of pride.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ben Sherman Headwear Featured in International Magazines
Ben Sherman headwear is creating buzz internationally. Check out the images below!
Friday, May 06, 2011
Assistant Brand Manager Opening
PAI is looking for an Assistant Brand Manager for the Licensed and Private Label Brands Department.
The successful candidate will:
Manage and oversee Department Store orders,
Manage Private Label Accounts,
Multitask and work under tight deadlines,
Be reliable, able to work quickly, and be detail oriented,
Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office,
Be self motivated and have a strong desire to succeed.
Great benefit package including: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) Plans.
Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal Days.
If you are interested, please submit your resume to Erin Keeven, email@example.com.
Paramount Apparel is an equal opportunity employer.
Wyman Elementrary Students Visit PAi
Over the last five years, PAi has opened its doors to a local elementary school from Rolla, Missouri. Each year, the Wyman Elementary 4th graders get a special unique view into the day to day manufacturing activities that happen at PAi. The field trip was started by PAi’s Vice President of Sports Brands, Steve Wands, when his son entered into 4th grade, and has been a annual event since.
“I went to Wyman Elementary when I was a kid, and it is great to be able to have my former grade school come and tour our facility. This is the fifth year we have done this, and the teachers say that it is one of their favorite field trips. I enjoy telling the 4th grade kids about the great company that PAi is, and showing them all of the exciting things that our company is doing.”
The highlights of the tour include introducing the students to the world of screen printing and embroidery. They get to see how screen print presses and embroidery machines work, where PAi designers pull inspiration from (and some cool things that you can do on a Mac!), and they get a first hand glance at how many people it really takes to make PAi run.
The students also have fun trying on all the different hats we design and manufacture! Below are some photos of the students wearing PAi hats - it’s amazing how their personalities shine through!