Signed Proclamation from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

Mayor Tommy Battle presenting the NDEAM 2020 Proclamation to Huntsville

On October 1, 2020, Mayor Tommy Battle celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with Phoenix and the city of Huntsville. Phoenix hosted a virtual conference to continue its annual celebration of the ADA and NDEAM. This year’s celebration was online due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The event’s […]

Phoenix Virtually Celebrates Disability Employment Milestones and Proclamation

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Flyer

On October 20, 2020, Phoenix was proud to host its first virtual conference. The online experience was a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Despite a pandemic, Phoenix embodied this year’s NDEAM theme: increasing access and opportunity. Over […]

Phoenix Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

man checking badges at desk

In October of each year, organizations across the country take part in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that focuses on educating the American population of the employment issues that arise for individuals with disabilities. It is also an ideal time of the year to celebrate the varied contributions individuals […]

Meet Lane Allen

Lane Allen

Lane Allen is 24 years old and lives in Jasper, Alabama (Walker County). He and his family recently moved from Dora, which is where he returns every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to work at the Sumiton Animal Clinic. Lane came to Phoenix in October of 2018, diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is a […]

Producing Flags at Phoenix

Wanda DuBoise

If the flag department is the heart of Phoenix’s manufacturing division, Wanda DuBoise is at the center of that heart. She was there when Phoenix boxed up its 1 millionth flag, working as an assistant to former lead worker Shirley Lanza. And she herself was leading the department when the 2 millionth flag was made. […]

Remembering Melvin Ayers

Tavaris Dale remembers the first time he hired Melvin Ayers. Mr. Dale was working for Buffalo Rock. He hired Mr. Ayers to work in the Pepsi distributor’s warehouse in 2005. The two men became good friends, despite the 28-year difference in their ages. On the weekends, they played in pick-up basketball games together. “Melvin would […]

Recycling of Uniforms to Serve Those in Need

What happens to Phoenix uniforms after they can no longer be used by the employee? The answer used to be that they were trashed. Now the answer is that they are being used by someone who needed affordable clothing. At the beginning of every year, all Phoenix custodians and grounds workers are issued five sets […]

Remembering Ms. Ruby

Legend is one of those words that can be easily overused. But there are some people to whom it rightly applies. Mrs. Ruby Smith was one of them. Ms. Ruby, as she was more commonly known, had been a fixture at the U.S. Army Missile Command for decades. She and Ms. Mary Williams have served […]

Landmark Celebration for Phoenix

On June 9, Phoenix hosted its biggest party ever. It was the celebration of its 2 millionth flag rolling of the production line. Phoenix CEO Bryan Dodson led the short program, which also featured remarks by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, Phoenix Board Chair Mitt Merritt and Source America President/CEO Steven Soroka. “The […]