“Something unique about working at Palmisano is that everyone, no matter what their position, is willing to jump in and do whatever it takes to get the job done. If it’s raining, you work in rain. If there’s a leak, you fix the leak. That has always been our way, and we call it Sweep Floors. When you see the bosses rolling up their sleeves, that sends a message about work ethic. You can’t wait for the other man. You see something that needs to be taken care of and you do it.
When I was young, I worked with my Dad’s company building houses. One day we were pouring a slab for a home on State Street. We started at 7am and finished at 2pm the next day. We didn’t sleep. We worked for 30 hours because we couldn’t leave the job until it was done or there would have been a cold joint in the concrete. That’s an extreme example and today we have machines that cut the time and labor on cement pours, but still at the end of the day, you have to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
I’ve always viewed work, from mowing the lawn to building a house, as a positive thing. I instilled this in my kids. Now at age 70, I still see it that way. I lasted 2 weeks in retirement before I couldn’t stand it. Work brings great reward.”
-Mr. Jimmy Palmisano, Warehouse Manager