ORBIS Honors Flag Day with Community Event
ORBIS Donates Commemorative Flag to Local Fire Station
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — June 15, 2017 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, hosted a community event on June 14, Flag Day, to donate the 12’ x 7.5’ flag that was installed in the ORBIS lobby to honor the country after the 9/11 attacks. Oconomowoc Mayor David Nold, District 3 Aldermen Matt Resek and Mike Miller, nearly 200 ORBIS employees and members of the community were there to honor the transition.
The flag was donated to the Western Lakes Fire Department to use at district and community-sponsored events. The flag may be seen at local events such as the station’s open houses, Fourth of July celebrations, Vietnam Wall events, military homecomings, annual pancake breakfasts and annual 9/11 memorial observances.
“The flag was a special addition to our lobby 16 years ago, and we thought it deserved a public, official retirement,” said Dennis Rooney, vice president of human resources. “We are honored the Oconomowoc Mayor, Aldermen from District 3 and members of the community could join us for a day that meant a lot to us at ORBIS. We are so pleased that the flag will be so widely used in community events in the spirit of patriotism.”
Named a top workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the fourth year in a row, ORBIS is a family owned company that was established 168 years ago.
According to Bill Ash, president of ORBIS Corporation, “ORBIS has been part of the Oconomowoc business community for more than two decades and today employs more than 225 people from Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge and Milwaukee counties. Our associates really care about the community. Over the last ten years, ORBIS has donated more than $300,000 to a variety of non-profit organizations in the Lake Country area and beyond. And, in 2016 alone, our employees volunteered nearly 380 hours in the community.”
Headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, ORBIS is North America’s leader in reusable packaging and operates 50 locations worldwide.
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About ORBIS Corporation
With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measures its own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com, www.facebook.com/ORBISCorporation, www.twitter.com/orbiscorp or www.youtube.com/orbiscorp.