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Phoenix Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In October of each year, organizations across the country take part in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that focuses on educating the American population of the employment issues that arise for individuals with disabilities. It is also an ideal time of the year to celebrate the varied contributions individuals […]

Meet Lane Allen

Lane Allen is 24 years old and lives in Jasper, Alabama (Walker County). He and his family recently moved from Dora, which is where he returns every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to work atthe Sumiton Animal Clinic. Lane came to Phoenix in October of 2018, diagnosedwith Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is a brain disordermarked […]

Producing Flags at Phoenix

If the flag department is the heart of Phoenix’s manufacturing division, Wanda DuBoise is at the center of that heart. She was there when Phoenix boxed up its 1 millionth flag, working as an assistant to former lead worker Shirley Lanza. And she herself was leading the department when the 2 millionth flag was made. […]

Employee Spotlight: Shannon Green

Shannon Green, one of Phoenix’s badge checkers on Redstone Arsenal, has been unable to walk since 2001. She doesn’t remember much, other than that she was in a horrible car accident. “I’m not exactly sure what happened,” Shannon said. “But I know the car flipped several times and when it came to a landing, I […]

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 […]

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