Derek Volk, owner and CEO of Biddeford, Maine based Volk Packaging Corporation, has announced his company’s plans to establish a new division – Volk Pack – and set up shop later this spring in nearby Sanford, Maine, about 18 miles away.
“We are really pleased with the facility location and the extensive preparatory work completed on the building by developer 43 North,” said Volk. “We are hoping to provide some Sanford area folks with good stable work. The support we received from Peter DelGreco at Maine & Company and Jim Nimon at the Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council (SREGC) was appreciated and helped make our decision easier.”
Volk’s expansion plans in Sanford include Volk Pack handling business-to-business, and business-to-consumer fulfillment, repackaging and prepackaging assembly, including for medical supplies. Volk Pack anticipates having around 20 people on site in Sanford immediately, and could hire as many as 20 additional workers in the next year. Interested applicants can apply through the company website at volkboxes.com.
Volk says that much of the space will be used as a warehouse for Volk Packaging, but there is also potential to use some of the new building for manufacturing overflow, as the company will lease about 90 percent of the existing square footage.
Volk Packaging, a third-generation family business founded in 1967, was celebrated in a recent Portland Press Herald article as the winner of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber’s 2020 Large Business of the Year. The story noted that “Volk was recognized for their consistent investment in their employee’s health and safety, and their passionate ongoing support for our nation’s military, highlighted by their Heroes Wall installation adjacent to their facility. They continuously invest in their people and the community as a core component of their company culture.”
“City officials have worked with 43 North developers over many months to modernize an underutilized industrial site,” SREGC’s Jim Nimon. “We’re really proud of the work we accomplished together, and we’re especially delighted to welcome Volk Packaging to our community.”