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Derek’s outBOX-Important-January 21, 2021

  First some good news! We had an exciting day yesterday.   We ran our first 4 color order on the new JS Flexo and it came out fantastic.   Check out the great registration!   Also, yesterday was the largest single shipping day in company history.   I never imagined we would have the biggest sales day ever […]

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Derek’s OutBOX-January 18, 2021 (MLK Day)

Congratulations to this weekend’s VPC Football Winners-Last week all of the Volks (Derek, Judd, Ethan and Brian Volk) were eliminated. This weekend all the remaining VPC associates were eliminated.   The four remaining players advance to the Divisional Championships. We had several terrific 6-Word Challenge submissions.     Honorable Mentions: “Volk Packaging kicked COVID’s ass, 90-0!” “Repurposed […]

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Derek’s outBOX-January 14, 2021

I have some exciting sales news.  Chuck is close to getting our first order from xxx (knock on wood)!  If you have been watching the news you have seen that they have received xx, and those are the products we have been repackaging, so you can imagine how many boxes they will need.  It has […]

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Derek’s outBOX-January 11, 2021

First, Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.    As you may know, I took some time away and it was good to have some time to get refreshed.  I am now rested and even more fired up to make 2021 the best year we have ever had!   It is amazing to […]

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Derek’s outBOX -December 22, 2020

1. Today we are announcing our new PTO policy.  As many of you are aware the State of Maine passed the Earned Paid Leave Law that requires us to update our PTO policy.  Although our current policy meets some of the legal requirements for 2021, there were a few parts of our policy that did not.  […]

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Derek’s outBOX-December 16, 2020

 want to remind everyone that the Christmas Party is Friday at 11:00am. It won’t be the same as usual because of COVID but we are going to try to make it as fun and festive as possible.      Check out this pie chart from the Wall Street Journal. According to this, after the health […]

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Derek’s outbox-December 11, 2020

1. The photo below is Newcorr after their big expansion. The addition was just under 40,000 SF. In total the building is now just over 185,000 SF. This will allow them to store around 3,400 full rolls in total. This is an increase of about 1,500 rolls of paper. Hopefully COVID will be behind us […]

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Derek’s outBOX – December 4, 2020

This is an email I received from the buyer at XXX:   ”We have never had a corrugated vendor rate as high as Volk Packaging has. To think that the unprecedented numbers you have achieved in quality, delivery, responsiveness, and overall performance have been set in your first year as a supplier is unheralded. We […]

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Derek’s outBOX-December 3, 2020 – Company Meeting

  I know I have said it before, but I’ll say it again and again, thank you all for your continued hard work and dedication during this CRAZY year!   It is greatly appreciated.   Thank you for wearing your masks. We will keep the mandatory mask policy in place until at least November 14 so […]

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Derek’s outBOX-November 30, 2020

From the buyer at XX:   Volk customer service is EXCELLENT! Michael Forbes, our account manager, will do whatever it takes to keep us supplied with boxes.  A little story, just last week (believe me there are many instances) … Realized we were not going to receive our order as requested (due to COVID) and […]

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