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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 […]

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, […]

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