Derek’s outBOX – 4/8/22 RIP to Greg Milligan

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  1. For those who have not heard, Greg Milligan, who worked with us in sales for 38 years, passed away last night during heart surgery. Those of us who knew him are devastated by this shocking news.  Greg and I worked very closely for many years.   He started at Volk Packaging when I was 12 years old and retired when I was 49.   I know a lot of you didn’t know Greg but every day you run customers that wouldn’t be here if not for him.   He was the 2002 Benjamin Volk Award winner and had a huge influence on this company and on me.  We will miss him terribly.

  Greg’s Obituary can be read here

  1. The results of the VPC March Madness Pool are in and, in an awkward ending, I won. I have awarded a VPC sweatshirt to customer Joe Curesky as the runner up.  Thanks to all who played along.


  1. Our 401K plan moved to a new company called Empower when they purchased Mass Mutual’s 401K platform. They are starting to implement some changes.  Some are good and some you may not be so happy with.   Our provider, Raymond James, will be coming down to discuss the changes and meet with people one-on-one if you would like a meeting to discuss your retirement plan.  Some of the changes include no more re-financing of loans from the 401K, you can now only take one loan at a time, and they have added a ROTH IRA option.   Again, we will have someone come in to explain the details and help you better figure out your personal situation.


  1. I will leave some Sea Dogs tickets near the back door, first come first serve. They are away next week then return to Portland for 6 games starting on the 19th.  Let me know if you’d like to go to a Sea Dogs game.