Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Companies involved in the flexible packaging industry participate in their communities and provide services beyond their business models. Here is a look at some of those efforts.

Polyplex Employees Engage in Community Activities in Alabama

Throughout 2023, Polyplex workers participated in several activities, including the Relay for Life charitable event. Fundraising proceeds support cancer patients and cancer research. Employees also participated in the Dragon Boat Race to support the Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation in Alabama. Workers also helped with a canned food drive for Feeding Families of Alabama, a nonprofit food pantry that supports the local community in North Alabama. Volunteers also participated in the United Way Day of Caring.

MAR-CO Supports Michigan Causes

MAR-CO Packaging Inc. in Michigan supports Lory’s Place, which provides support for family members who are grieving. It also supports WarriorWOD, which works with veterans to heal invisible wounds through exercise, nutrition, and mentorship. WarriorWOD seeks to combat veteran deaths from suicide and substance abuse, according to the organization’s website.

Printpack Celebrates Its Anniversaries With Giving

Each September, Printpack holds “Printpack Cares—A Week of Service” at its various locations. The events commemorate the company’s founding the week of Labor Day in September 1956.Volunteer projects are suggested by associates and scheduled each day of the week to allow them and their families to give back to the community, the company says. Associates also are encouraged to provide service through- out the year.

Vonco Seeks To Help Most Vulnerable In Wisconsin

Wisconsin-based Vonco Products, LLC says it strives to make meaningful connections that enrich the lives of the most vulnerable and at-risk communities. That includes volunteering, donating, and supporting local education and athletic endeavors such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, local food banks, the United Way, and American Heart Association through its annual heart walk/runs.

In other news,Vonco says Tom Ryder, the previous owner of Genesis Plastics Welding (which the company acquired in early 2023), has been named president of strategic accounts at Vonco.

Editor’s note: The caption for the main image features Polyplex workers participating in the Relay for Life event. Proceeds from the 2023 fundraiser support cancer patients and cancer research.

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