Derek’s outBOX – 7/15/22
- The city of Biddeford, and their efforts through The Heart of Biddeford, recently won a very prestigious award called the Great American Main Street Award. Check out this terrific video and be proud of the city we work in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcRtStWmO4k
- We are having a contest to help us create a new logo for Volk Paxit. All of the information will be on the email as well as the TVs. Gather up your creative juices for a chance to win $250!
- I worked on a big bid for Pentair this week. One of the questions they asked was, “If an incumbent, what is our record of quality?” I looked up the data and it is very impressive! Since 2018, we have made 1,911,785 boxes for Pentair in Dover, NH. We have issued 2 credits in that time. One was in Sept ’18 for 40 boxes with a glue issue. The other was in Dec ’18 for 170 boxes that had some damage during shipment. We have had no quality issues since then. That is a rejection rate over the past 4 ½ years of 0.0001%!! Amazing! Thank you all for making it a lot easier to retain their business.
- I know it seems like we are really slow lately but keep in mind that, this July, we are averaging 33% over pre-COVID levels. July is always the slowest month of the year, so given how insane things have been for 2 years, it does feel like we are much slower. The good news is that we have not lost any major accounts (except Penobscot McCrum because of their fire), so all is fine.
- The annual 5-Year Club party will be on Sunday afternoon, September 18 this year. With all the weddings that were postponed due to COVID, it was very challenging finding a venue and the tents were all booked. Invitations will be out shortly, but please save the date if you have been here at least 5 years. We hope all who qualify will be able to attend so I can show you how much I appreciate you.
- I gave a tour to some customers a couple of weeks ago during our BOX 101 Class. After the tour one of the customers remarked, “This is not just a box company, it is an experience.” What an awesome compliment to the company and everyone that works here.
Who wouldn’t want a box skirt??