Board Coverting News, August 31, 2020

Colbert Packaging (CONT’D FROM PAGE 12)

perience to the next generation so that they can have the opportunity to expand and enhance both is critical for a city like Elkhart. Through mentorships, apprenticeships, internships, and scholarships we are showing the youth in our community that we are invested in them and their importance to our community.” Price adds, “We incorporated the model of Colbert’s business practices, ‘PRIDE,’ as our proprietary investment in the program.” PRIDE is an acronym for Product Quality, Responsiveness, Integrity, Dependability, and Employee Excellence. Colbert’s full-time workforce benefits from the EUEA program, as well. By taking on mentorship roles, em- ployees are learning and practicing leadership in action. Colbert’s newest facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is also in- volved in mentoring students by participating in the Wis- consin Department of Workforce Development’s Youth Apprenticeship program. In this program, employers hire high school juniors or seniors for a one or two-year ap- prenticeship. During the apprenticeship, the student con- tinues toward high school graduation and takes courses related to the profession as a way of enhancing what is be- ing learned on the job. Through participation in the Youth Apprenticeship program, Colbert is able to educate local students in their chosen field, and promote careers in the folding carton industry. To date, Colbert has hired 4 YA’s in graphic design, structural design (Engineering Drafting), and manufacturing.

Cody Cox, a 2019 Colbert intern, reflects, “I had no idea this summer job would be so fulfilling. I learned so much about myself and what it means to be a productive worker, and how it feels to know I worked hard each day and gave

it my all. I’m sure I will apply many lessons learned to my future career!” The Elkhart business community agrees. Levon John- son, President of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce states, “Engaging the youth in our cities and towns is im- portant for any community to be able to continue to grow and thrive. Passing on our collective knowledge and ex- From left, Colbert CEO Nancy MacDougall, President John Lackner, VP/GM Tim Price, Scholarship recipient Cody Cox, Councilman Arvis Dawson, and Councilwoman Mary M. Olsen.

Do you need printed sheets? We have your answer.. Introducing Heartland’s ColorCorr. This is “flexo-printing in the round”. On our corrugator we can print up to 109” wide. The advantage is that we can print the equivalent of ½ roll at a time and not be required to keep several rolls of very expensive preprinted paper on the floor. Much less waste and risk. In continual print mode, we use either laser-engraved rubber rolls or solid rubber rolls to print a “flood coat” or a repeating pattern. If we are printing a repeating pattern, we can run a two-color design on the paper. Customers have found that running sheets we print can allow them to run a lighter-grade due to reduced caliper loss, and in some cases eliminate one or more machine passes.

For more information contact: Charlie Freeman | 816-500-8889 | Tim Kramer | 816-841-8317 |


August 31, 2020

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