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Remembering Melvin Ayers

Tavaris Dale remembers the first time he hired Melvin Ayers. Mr. Dale was working for Buffalo Rock. He hired Mr. Ayers to work in the Pepsi distributor’s warehouse in 2005. The two men became good friends, despite the 28-year difference in their ages. On the weekends, they played in pick-up basketball games together. “Melvin would […]

Employee Spotlight: Charles Koeper

Most days Janice Caudle can be found at her desk – on the computer, working the phone or doing the important paperwork that keeps Phoenix’s manufacturing division on track. Ms. Caudle is the company’s long-time contracts administrator, which means that she works with Phoenix V.P. Wes Tyler to keep that division organized and profitable. But […]

Recycling of Uniforms to Serve Those in Need

What happens to Phoenix uniforms after they can no longer be used by the employee? The answer used to be that they were trashed. Now the answer is that they are being used by someone who needed affordable clothing. At the beginning of every year, all Phoenix custodians and grounds workers are issued five sets […]

Employee Spotlight: Adam Neely

Former Phoenix intern Adam Neely will be a UAH graduate in December. He expects to march with a 4.0 GPA. Yet, he says he suffers from what he calls a paranoia. “(My) greatest fear has always been, always will be, failure,” Neely said. This feeling is so strong that the summer after his freshman year, […]

Remembering Ms. Ruby

Legend is one of those words that can be easily overused. But there are some people to whom it rightly applies. Mrs. Ruby Smith was one of them. Ms. Ruby, as she was more commonly known, had been a fixture at the U.S. Army Missile Command for decades. She and Ms. Mary Williams have served […]

Landmark Celebration for Phoenix

On June 9, Phoenix hosted its biggest party ever. It was the celebration of its 2 millionth flag rolling of the production line. Phoenix CEO Bryan Dodson led the short program, which also featured remarks by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, Phoenix Board Chair Mitt Merritt and Source America President/CEO Steven Soroka. “The […]

Phoenix Welcomes Visiting Employees to Huntsville

During the week of June 5, coinciding with our two millionth flag celebration, Phoenix was honored to have three out-of-state staff members visit for various trainings, meet with government customers and joining in on our flag celebration ceremony. Sherry Florian is our Project Lead for Missile Defense Agency’s mailroom at Schriever Air Force Base in […]

Tennessee Valley Team Lights it Up Blue for Autism

On April 8th the Cullman Autism & Special Needs Family Networking Group held its annual Awareness Day at Heritage Park in Cullman, AL. Each year families and individuals come out to show support for those living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and raise money for the Autism Society of Alabama. Since its beginning in 2005, […]

Hearts Stitched Together By Love

A grandmother’s love is the only love that rivals the love of a mother. Distilled by years of experience, it gushes with unbridled affection and pride. And it was grandmotherly love that connected Phoenix employees Kathi Meikus and Lidia Mercado back in 2008. Kathi wanted to give her granddaughter Savannah a toy doctor’s kit for […]

Employee Spotlight: Donna Cowart

Las Vegas, Nevada is known to many as “Sin City.” But Donna Cowart wasn’t in Vegas this past February to gamble or enjoy any of the city’s other infamous pleasures. Donna, one of Phoenix’s HR specialists, was there to support the Special Olympics. Donna has been a Special Olympics volunteer for 10 years. She learned […]

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