Board Converting News, May 18, 2020



es by producing folding cartons for pharmaceutical and health care companies. Vista Color has jumped into the PPE making business with both feet as well, designing and making face shields for local hospitals in the Miami area. Vista Color was fea- tured on Miami television station Channel 10 WPLG on

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April 14th for their efforts. Jess Hernandez, President of Vista Color, says that a big reason the company came up to speed so quickly at the beginning of the crisis was hav- ing brought on a Compliance Director two years ago. “We had a good plan in place for such an emergency and now we are refining that plan for next time,” says Hernandez. In Northern Kentucky, Zumbiel Packaging has joined with over forty packaging firms from twenty countries cre- ating “Fiber Shield” to create single use face shields for Juan Roque of Vista Color was featured on Channel 10 in Mi- ami about the company’s efforts in making face shields.

medical professionals all over the world. As of April 29th, the group has donated over 1,250,000 face shields globally. “Our industry wanted to do something to support the fight against COVID-19,” said Ed Zumb- iel of Zumbiel Packaging. “So when we realized that face shields were in


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short supply and that we could in fact manufacture them with our existing production assets, we turned our organi- zations loose.” From a press release by , “The most amazing part of this story, according to Zumbiel, is that ’vir- tually everyone in the packaging ecosystem has jumped in to offer raw materials, production assistance, and logistics support to the companies who are producing shields.’ It is truly a global, humanitarian effort, the likes of which the packaging industry has never seen.” “This is a group of the best run companies in our in- dustry and by seeing how they are dealing with the chal- lenges of the COVID pandemic and still finding ways to give back to their communities is a real testament to their leadership,” said Jay Willie, Executive Director of the ICG

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