By Maggie DeWitt Most manufacturers and distributors are keenly aware of how the “green movement” is influencing business practices and buying decisions. From apparel to cleaning agents, environmentally correct products are increasingly in demand. This month’s mystery product showcases an item distributors can offer to customers interested in nurturing nature. Check out the following clues to guess what the product is: • It is typically used in business and education to organize materials. • It is created using vinyl and paperboard. • It is specially designed to help Mother Nature out of the bind we’ve put her in due to overcrowded landfills.
By Barry Franklin, General Manager, Vulcan Information Packaging
Occasionally, we have the opportunity to have a prospective customer visit our manufacturing plant in Vincent, Ala. As we escort each visitor through our plant, the clean, organized facility with late-model automated equipment speaks for itself. Therefore, our focus of conversation always turns to our people. One stop we always make is at the photographs hanging on the wall of the hallway that leads into our manufacturing plant. I take great pride in sharing photographs and conversation about our 40 employees with more than 20 years of service to our company. This leads me to our secret of success for printers and manufacturers—do everything
Occasionally, Vulcan Information Packaging has a prospective customer visit our manufacturing plant in Vincent, Ala. As we escort each visitor through our facility, conversation always turns to our people. I am always proud to discuss our 40 employees with more than 20 years of service at our company. All general managers or plant managers, at one time, have noted the value of knowledge available in their long-term employees, but today’s business world can make it easy to forget. Managers should consider the following three benefits of retaining employees: • Long-term employees have a strong knowledge base. Being an industry leader requires a structure of