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illness,” said Lisa Hirsh, President of Accurate Box. “There are a lot of multi-generational families living in very tight quarters in our area and we have lead a drive to help get critical supplies to these families. It’s been a wild ride for our company and for the entire region.” In Lake Forest, Illinois, Colbert Packaging was working hard to address the escalated needs of their majority phar- maceutical and healthcare customers. Over the years Col- bert has proactively developed and maintained a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). “Having a robust BCP is a great as- set for us in these challenging situations and these times


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help us to continually refine the plan and be better prepared for the next challenge,” said John Lackner, Presi- dent at Colbert. “Benefits of being an ICG member are apparent in this sit- uation in that we have been able to leverage collective input to enhance our BCP based on the leanings of

John Lackner

other members. We are also getting great service from our suppliers who have come through with critical compo- nents based on the power of the ICG.” The company participates in a scholarship program with the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Association and while schools were closed they hired several college students in the program allowing them to gain valuable learning ex- perience and an income while official classes are not in session. Colbert also contracted with a local seamstress to make masks for their employees. Anyone trolling LinkedIn these days will see how companies are helping their communities cope with the pandemic, the folding carton industry and ICG members are no exception. Of the few that were contacted for this article all are involved in “giving back” in various ways. With the growing and critical need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by healthcare workers and first respond- ers Diamond Packaging of Rochester, New York, Vista Color of Miami, Florida and Zumbiel Packaging of Hebron, Kentucky are three ICG members that have participated in the design, production and delivery face shields locally and internationally. Diamond Packaging CEO and owner Karla Fichter said “We saw an opportunity to help in this challenging time.


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We’ve been working on designing, redesigning, and improving the face shields to come up with something that can truly benefit all the brave people out there on the front lines every day and taking chances for themselves and their families.” Di- amond has donated over 10,000

Karla Fichter

face shields to UR Medicine Home Care in Webster, New York, and nearly 200,000 more to hard hit areas in differ- ent states. Diamond is also supporting essential business-



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