Breakfast with the President

Quoizel, a family-owned company since 1930, considers all of their employees “family”.

Breakfast with the President is one way Rick Seidman, President & CEO, has kept this family atmosphere.  Employees who share their birthday month are invited to have Breakfast with the President which is hosted by Rick via video-conference between the South Carolina and New York offices.  Each person introduces themselves, shares how many years they have worked at Quoizel and the department they work in.  Employees make recommendations on ways the company can improve on specific issues. Rick notes each request/comment, and then recaps each suggestion at the end of the breakfast.  Of course not every request is granted, but management and the board of directors take each one seriously, and a lot of positive changes have come as a result of these monthly meetings.

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Happy Memorial Day!

The Quoizel offices will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.  They will reopen at 8:30am (EST) on Tuesday, May 27th.

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

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It’s Throwback Thursday!

It’s Throwback Thursday and Memorial Day weekend!!  

Quoizel is family, and here are some “family photos“.

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Rave Reviews for Coastal Armour by Quoizel

At this year’s January 2014 Market, rave reviews were given to the newly introduced Stonington Collection, Coastal Armour by Quoizel.   With the introduction of Coastal Armour, Quoizel’s renowned outdoor lighting has gotten even better! Coastal Armour promises to be significantly more durable, less prone to fading and features finer details.

With a core-strengthening ingredient of natural quarry stone crushed to a fine powder and then mixed with a powerful blend of latex and adhesives, Coastal Armour by Quoizel creates the next generation of products by using a material of extraordinary strength, durability and beauty.  This extraordinary new weather-resistant outdoor material has been tested to withstand extreme heat and brutal cold; it is non-corrosive (acid and alkali-resistant) and UV resistant.  They are so confident that Coastal Armour by Quoizel will sustain all types of weather, that they are offering a 5-year warranty on it.

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Quoizel Finalist for “When Work Work’s” Sloan Award

Since 2005, the Sloan Awards have been recognizing model employers of all types and sizes across the U.S. for their innovative and effective workplace practices.

Using a rigorous scoring methodology, the Sloan Awards honor organizations that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to make work “work” better for both the employer and the employee. The application process takes place in two rounds.

Compared with employers across the country, Quoizel was ranked among the top 20% and has moved onto Round 2. Shortly, employees will be asked to complete a questionnaire that asks about their individual experiences with flexibility and other aspects of an effective workplace, the supportiveness of their workplace culture and whether they perceived any negative consequences for using flexibility at their workplace.  Each employee will receive a unique survey link and email instructions on how to complete the questionnaire from the When Work Works survey.

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