Posts Categorized: Boxes

Volk Packaging Named one of Maine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work

2021 Best Places to Work in Maine Volk Packaging Corporation Press Release   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... Read more »

VPC wins Maine Institute of Family Owned Business Shep Lee Service Award!

Family Business Awards honor broad mix of Maine companies by Jessica Hall From a roofer to a restaurant and from farms to a packaging firm, recipients of Wednesday’s awards for the best family-owned Maine businesses are a diverse bunch. Presented by the Institute for Family-Owned Business, the Maine Family Business Awards recognized firms that demonstrated excellence... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – October 6, 2021

  I will start with some exciting news. XXX has extended our repackaging contract until the end of the year.   I am already discussing the next extension, but it is great to pick up at least 3 more months.  We have now counted just under 55 million test kit components!   Sterling Rope here in... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – October 1, 2021

  Our PTO (Paid Time Off) policy will be the same as last year. Any unused PTO will be paid to you sometime in January after we have all the data tabulated.  As of January 1, everyone will have their time front-loaded with 40 hours of PTO to be used in 2022.   We are... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – September 29, 2021

  I want to let you know that we are changing our 401k providers. We will continue to be with Mass Mutual (soon to be Empower).  The insurance company that manages the 401k will be new as we decided to go with a local provider that has more ability to meet with you regarding your... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – September 13, 2021

Thank you for all who attended the annual 5 Year Club party. For those who were invited but couldn’t attend, we missed you and I hope you can come next year.   The bonfire was also a lot of fun.  We are already planning another one late in the Fall and another during the winter on... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – September 9, 2021

  For those of you attending the 5 Year Club party on Saturday, we would request that you and your guest take a COVID test that morning. Unfortunately, many stores have a limit of one set of tests per person, and stock is still running low, so we only have a couple dozen test kits. ... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – September 3, 2021

We had a good meeting with the solar people yesterday. The project is now officially underway.   We expect they will begin installing solar panels in a month or so.   As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we have a new Worker’s Comp provider. We are in what is called a Group trust that... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – September 1, 2021

  Congratulations to Cindy Jackson on her upcoming retirement from Volk Packaging. After 15 years of exceptional work as a customer service rep, Cindy is off to her home up north for the next phase of her life.  We will all miss her, as will the customers who have come to depend on her.   Please... Read more »

Derek’s outBOX – August 17, 2021

Yesterday, I got a call from XXX, a competitor in Massachusetts.  He had a lead for us from a Canadian company because they are totally maxed out and cannot take any more business.  I talked to the lady in Canada. She said she tried to place an order with her Canadian supplier and was told... Read more »