Hey, look them over! Dave
Miller, Debbie London, Lori
Haas, and Fred Lenoir
model four versions of the
classy new uniforms our
people in the field will be
wearing by year end.
Miller, Haas, and Lenoir are
agents at ORD, and London
is an agent at CLT. The
photo was taken near our
ticket counter at O’Heire
For more photos of the
new up-and-coming look,
turn to pages 4 and 5.
volume 37, number 4
Uniforms put PI people a cut above
By year end, our station agents
—over 7,000 people or almost half
of the company's total number of
employees—will be wearing attrac
tive new uniforms.
For the agents, the change will
mean better quality uniforms and
greater selection. For Piedmont, the
new program is the final step in a
plan which coordinates the
uniforms of all our public contact
personnel — pilots, flight attendants,
and agents alike. It represents an
investment by Piedmont of over
"We wanted to upgrade our
customer service and ramp
uniforms and put continuity into
the system,” Allen Perry, director-
stations, said. "We also wanted to
give our employees a uniform that
reflects their pride."
With these objectives in mind.
Perry and Wilma Cook, staff
assistant-stations, set out almost
two years ago to come up with a
new uniform program for
I^iedmont’s station agents. In
addition, Leonard Martin, senior
vice president-passengcr services,
and Bob Reed, staff vice president-
stations, worked closely with (hem
in coordinating the new program.
The first step involved choosing a
company to design and make the
uniforms. The choice—Fashionairc
Apparel, a subsidiary of Harlmarx,
based in Chicago. Fashionaire
employees Sandy Blanchard, an
accounl execulivc, and Fred
Huhnke, a designer, were assigned
(o our project. (See related slory.
"We chose Hishionairc bccause
of the altractive uniforms (hey had
designed I'orour llighl attenclants
and pilots," Cook explained, "and
we've been very pleased willi Ihe
in March 1985. P'ashionairc sen!
a survey to each Picdmonl station
agent to determine what direction
the uniform program should lake.
Agents were asked what color and
fabric (hey prcl'crred as well as for
suggestions on ways the current
uniform could be improved.
"The in]3ut we received was very
helpful." Perry said. "Basically, we
went by (he general consensus in
determining how (he uniforms
Agents overwhelmingly chose (he
color navy for (he basic imiform.
and a polyester/wool blend was
requested bccause it would better
hold its shape. Women asked thal
slacks and skirts have an clasti-
cized side waistband. They also
requested (hat the blazers have an
inside pocket for pencils and pens,
and both men and women
requested that (he blazers have
gusse( shoulders for ease of move
ment. Agents wanted pullover
sweaters, both long-sleeve and ves(
style, and all-weather coats among
the accessories. All of these
requests have been incorporated
into the new uniform program.
IT’S A PERFECT FIT! Lisa White, an employee
of Simpkins Department Store in Rome, checks
the sleeve on M£U"cia Lengvarsky’s Piedmont uni
form jacket. Lengvarsky is one of 142 former
Empire flight attendants recently outfitted in
Piedmont attire. For more on the merger, which
became effective May I, turn to page 6.
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