A well-regarded local businessman is celebrating his 60-12 months operate anniversary this month.
James R. Parrish, PT Coupling’s CEO and son of corporation founder R.C. Parrish, is celebrating his sixth 10 years of do the job at PT, with no programs to retire.
PT has been in business enterprise in Enid considering that 1951, while Parrish commenced working there total time in 1962. The employees at PT globe headquarters collected Thursday to celebrate Parrish’s anniversary and contributions to the firm.
He began performing aspect time at PT when he was 10 decades outdated, but came on whole time just after he was married at age 21.
“When you grow up undertaking this, you variety of hate to give up,” he explained. “We have been blessed with definitely outstanding individuals to assist us improve as a result of the a long time. We have had a lot of alterations in my 60 many years here.”
PT has developed to a international provider for firms looking for a superior-quality products and solutions at a reasonable selling price, Parrish claimed. PT manages several production places in Oklahoma and Mississippi that generate products for industries like industrial, petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, mining, municipalities and utilities.
“We have been incredibly blessed to have the rest of the Parrish clan remain in this article and decide to make a dwelling listed here,” Parrish said. “They have accomplished a wonderful work, my son, my daughter, my three grandsons and my granddaughter at 1 place in time have been here as well.”
Matt Parrish, James’ son and PT’s existing president, said no one has been there as prolonged as his father.
“We are very proud to be a relatives-owned small business,” Matt said. “He has been quite supportive of every thing I have carried out and anything my administration team does. He was a fantastic mentor and coach for me and many other individuals.
“He has never taken all of the credit history for himself,” Matt reported. “He was a element of the good results, and has generally been really unselfish. I experience like I have taken that mindset as well. We are thriving, it is not due to the fact of me, it is because of all of our people today.”
Various other folks have caught close to for many years, just like Parrish.
Ron “R.K.” Kruckenberg retired from PT 7 years back after far more than 50 a long time doing work in the manufacturing side as store superintendent for Central Device & Tool ahead of the firm was renamed to PT.
James Parrish was in superior college when Kruckenberg began performing there. Tiny did they know, they would be colleagues for more than 50 several years
“All of my tales about him are fantastic,” Kruckenberg reported. “Him and I worked jointly. He ran the business, and fairly nicely enable me operate the store for 36 yrs. He was my boss, but we labored alongside one another extra like brothers. It is been actual pleasurable, a fun experience.”
To younger men and women, hoping for longevity in their careers, Parrish reported, “You require to be passionate about what you are performing and do it every day.”