Posts Categorized: Boxes

Derek’s outBOX – January 7, 2021

  We received an amazing annual report card from XYZ Customer. Check it out and THANK YOU! Highlights from 2021: – All the boxes you produce for us are very high quality and we have never had any reported “defects.” – Communication with your customer service team and our sales rep is always consistently excellent.... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – January 3, 2022 

Apparently, due to the massive amount of “dusting up to an inch” that we will be getting in the Northeast today, our flights were canceled.   The airlines all have policies that exempt them from paying for hotels and food for stranded passengers if it is “weather related,” so of course they use weather as an... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – December 13, 2021 

The Cross Arena will be hosting the Maine Ice Racing Championships We attended a few years ago and everyone who went had a great time. We have 4 tickets to each Associate and there will be sign -up sheets in all the break rooms.                 First pictures of... Read more »

Supply Chain Woes Lead to Longer Lead Times-Box Talk Video #84

These are unprecedented times. I think it is safe to say that none of us have ever lived through anything like what we have experienced in 2020 and 2021.   As we weathered an historic pandemic, our government forced businesses to shut down, placing millions on unemployment and delaying the manufacturing and delivery of critical products.... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – November 30, 2021

We need to run more hours but no matter how much we try, we cannot get more than 24 hours in a day. Therefore, we have to “think outside the box.” We have handed out surveys and are requesting information about the hours that would be ideal for you: Please get a survey and return... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – November 15, 2021

  As I am guessing you may have already heard; the Biden vaccine mandate has been stayed twice now by the courts. We will take no further action implementing their mandate until we see how it plays out. There is a veteran in Bangor who is 102 and celebrating his birthday this week. The Bangor... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – October 29, 2021

Congratulations to Final Olympic Champions and thanks to all who participated. Glorijane Winslow remains the most decorated Corrugated Olympian with 24 total medals. Dan Brochu comes in second with 22 and Mel Sheridan has 21 Olympic Medals with retired Olympian Cindy Jackson at 20.. Dan Brochu is still the all-time leader in Gold Medals with... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – October 18, 2021

  The 2021 VPC Corrugated Olympics begins at noon today! We will start with Corrugated Box Toss.   All events are 2 person competitions so find yourself a teammate and come out to the Heroes Wall at noon for some fun competition.  You don’t have to sign up in advance and you don’t have to commit... Read more »
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2021 Maine Family Business Awards Winners!

Springworks Farm, People’s United Bank Innovation & Technology Award winner: Emily Donaldson, Director of Business Development, Sierra Kenkel, Vice President, Trevor Kenkel, Founder & President; BerryDunn Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient; Harry Fraser, President, The H.G. Fraser Group, LLC; Zachau Construction, Renys Large Business Award winner: Charlie Zachau, Project Engineer, Jeff Zachau, President; Horch Roofing, Cumberland... Read more »

Volk Packaging Corporation named one of 2021 Best Place to Work in Maine

BIDDEFORD — Volk Packaging Corporation was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State... Read more »