star-stories

At Preferred Materials, we’re about people serving people. Our employees are the stars. They set us apart from our competition, and they are the reason why customers prefer doing business with us. Their stories help us tell our story. We recognize our “star” employees who exemplify these characteristics:

  • GOOD PEOPLE. Quality, safety, reliability. You can be confident that Preferred will always deliver on that. If there’s ever an issue, we make it right. Period. And if you need something more, we will make it happen with a can-do attitude. Because as our customer, YOU come first.
  • SMART, PROACTIVE PARTNERS. Beyond the products we sell, we’re your partners who want to help you build your business. Sharing national best practices. Taking the time to listen to you. Bringing our team together to strategize with you on a regular basis.
  • COMMUNITY-MINDED. Community is family and that’s what gives meaning to our lives. Working together with each other and with customers, our Preferred team shares their time and talent to make the community where we live a better place.

This Quarter's Super Stars

Above and Beyond

Cory Freed
Mechanic

Cory was working with the paving crew in the parking lot at Disney’s Epcot Park when he saw a car stranded in the parking lot. He then used his work-truck to jump the car and give a family one last bit of Disney magic by getting their car functioning again before their departure.

Make It Happen

David McCurdy
Maintenance Field Tech

CYD’s Orlando terminal needed extensive repairs. Rather than shutting down operations the entire week, David worked on a Sunday while the rail terminal was closed. His dedication to efficiency and quality work resulted in having the Orlando terminal shut down for just one work-day.

Honored To Help

James Wagner
Sales Analyst

James was going towards a convenience store during his work-break when he noticed a woman slumped over the steering wheel in her car. James took a quick action and pulled the woman out of the car and began CPR until the ambulance arrived on the scene. Without James’ quick action the situation would have ended differently.