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.

Super Stars: 3rd Quarter 2017

Go the Extra Mile

Edward Downing
Plant Operator

Edward’s selfless attitude proved to make a minimal problem to what could have been a major issue for our customer.  Edward’s commitment to our customer is how we build partnerships at Preferred.


Honored to Help

Oakland McCulloch
Lead Rail

Oak’s prior military and medical training kicked during an unexpected situation as one employee began displaying seizure symptoms. Oak recognized his teammate was in distress and took control of the situation; minimizing a life-threatening situation.

Whatever It Takes

Silvio Ventura
Sales Analyst

In September, the entire state of Florida was preparing for a direct hit from Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Silvio worked with emergency response agencies to equip shelters, house incoming soldiers, assess damages after the storm and execute orders for emergency response missions throughout the state.