Posts Categorized: General

Derek’s outBOX – July 23, 2021

I know I begin a lot of outBOX announcements this way, but I want to again thank everyone for your hard work. We are trying really hard to hire more people so we can grow, while giving you all more time off.  If you know any living human who might want a job, please send... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – July 13, 2021

I want to remind everyone that we are having a cookout at lunch on Thursday. This cookout is courtesy of the Sales Team to thank you all for your hard work.  We will also be holding the Cornhole Championship during lunch.  We will do something for 2nd and 3rd shifts as well.    The rooftop... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – June 29, 2021

  First of all, I want to thank everyone for working so hard during this heat wave. I have worked in the plant many a summer so I know how hot it can be.   I just want to make sure you know that it is appreciated.    Please, if you have not done so yet,... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – June 21, 2021

  We have created a list of 10 ways to improve your email etiquette. Many of us get buried with emails.   This list is a way to cut down on the massive amounts of emails that clutter our in-boxes every day. VPC EMAIL ETIQUETTE   Please complete the surveys for the Best Places to Work... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – June 14, 2021

I want to thank everyone who applied for a moose permit. I was very excited to find out that my name was finally drawn.   I got Zone 4 which was my first choice so I cannot wait to get myself a moose.  Wish me luck.   Please note on the TV screens that we have... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – May 3, 2021

A friend of mine, who works for the investment firm Edward Jones, has offered to present a free virtual class for Volk Packaging. The class will be through ZOOM.  We will air it in the conference room at Volk Packaging if anyone wants to attend.  She is doing 2 classes so everyone can choose the... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – April 28, 2021

There is a lot happening here at Volk Packaging these days, especially with our associates. Between all the new Volk team members and the temps that come and go, and the Volk Pack fulfillment center moving to Sanford, I am struggling to figure out how to stay in touch with everyone.  There is an app... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – April 16, 2021

  Statistic: US producers made 4% more cardboard in 2020 than the previous year due to higher demand for shipping boxes. Might not sound like a lot, but that increase is equivalent to 477 square miles of corrugated board, enough to cover the area from Portland to Wells! For all of those with volkboxes email... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – March 29, 2021

  I would like to apologize. The problem is that I am not even sure who I am apologizing to.    We have been growing so fast and hiring so many people, plus bringing in temps, that I no longer know everyone’s name and face. And the masks make it even worse.  So, if I introduce... Read more »
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Derek’s outBOX – March 22, 2021

  Some people have asked me about the masks. I was really hoping that with the warm weather arriving we could ditch the masks.  However, the state and the CDC are still recommending mandatory masks.   As soon as the Governor lifts that for Maine, as they have done in dozens of other states with much... Read more »
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