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03/07/2017. Free Custom Colors on Paragon Kilns.

For an indefinite period, any Paragon kiln can be ordered with an optional color at no extra char ...

02/06/2017. New Customer Service Manager at Paragon .

Charlie DiMaggio, Paragon’s new customer service manager, radiates energy ...

10/10/2016. Paragon Introduces New Touch Screen Kiln Controller.

After extensive testing under grueling conditions, we are now offering a new touch screen digital ...

10/10/2016. Deluxe Rolling Stand Included with Paragon 7-, 8-, 10-, and 12-sided Top-Loading Kilns.

Paragon 7-, 8-, 10-, and 12-sided top-loading ceramic and glass kilns now come with a deluxe roll ...

12/01/2015. 27 Years of Memories at Dogwood Ceramics.

As Dogwood prepares to celebrate their 27th Anniversary, Arnold Howard of Paragon Industries, L.P ...

06/23/2015. Paragon Hires Maria Garcia as Plant Manager.

Maria Garcia is the new plant manager at the Paragon Industries, LP kiln factory in Mesquite, Tex ...

06/23/2015. Team Leaders: A Combined 225 Years of Experience at Paragon.

The team leaders who help run the Paragon kiln factory have a combined 225 years of experience wo ...

01/27/2015. When a Paragon Kiln Became Artwork. Artists use Paragon kilns to make dazzling copper enameling, glass fusing, and pottery. In 2012, Mat ...

01/27/2015. The Artists Who Developed Glass “Weaving”. Eric Markow and Thom Norris are noted for creating woven glass kimonos, which have been called “impo ...

12/08/2014. Wishing You Much Joy for the Holiday Season.

Once you own a kiln, you can have fun making beautiful gifts all year long ...

Paragon Celebrates Employee Seniority

This is our second awards presentation. Our first was two years ago.


Paragon is an employee-focused company. In a world where people frequently change jobs, Paragon is proud to celebrate the seniority of its employees. On April 5, John S. Hohenshelt, president, and David Vives, plant manager, handed out awards plaques for 10, 20, and 30 years of employment. The presentation was held at the Paragon kiln factory in Mesquite, Texas USA amidst stacks of crated kilns and shelves filled with kiln parts.

Fifty-one percent of our employees have been with Paragon at least 10 years; 20 percent have been here at least 20 years. Five employees have even been here 30 years or longer. This is our second seniority awards presentation. We held the first in 2010.

After the awards presentation, the “Paragonians” (as everyone who works here is called) sat at long tables and enjoyed a catered Mexican barbecue lunch. Dessert was cake decorated in red frosting with “Thank you, Paragon employees!”

With this much experience, many of the people who make Paragon kilns are master kiln builders. They are essential in our single-minded focus to produce extraordinary kilns.

To view photos of the celebration, please visit our Flickr page. Click here

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