Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spotlight - Molly Eckert


                Voluforms’ newest addition to the family and our latest Spotlight employee is Molly Eckert, a 2012 graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.  After graduating with a degree in English Literature, Molly decided to return home to southern Indiana to work as a Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Voluforms.  Many family friends already work at Voluforms, including her mother, Wendy Eckert, who is the Chief Operating Officer at Voluforms.  Working with mom is an interesting experience, Molly says, especially separating their business and personal relationships from each other, but it’s a beneficial experience too.

Molly in her office at Voluforms
                Some of Molly’s hobbies include reading and spending time with her friends and family.  She loves travelling, especially after spending 3 months studying abroad in the United Kingdom and Europe.  She even has pen pals, whom she still writes via snail mail!
                Molly just started with Voluforms in early May, but already her favorite part of the day is interacting with her coworkers.  She says the best thing is being able to work together and “solve problems together as one unit.”  Molly has a bright future ahead of her at Voluforms, as well as in the local area.  She is currently considering taking a position as a volleyball coach, in addition to attending graduate school in English Literature this fall at the University of Louisville.
As Voluforms President & CEO Mike Stewart describes, “Molly has grown up in our company. We are proud to have her with us as she continues her goal of obtaining her masters degree.  Molly’s smile and intelligence makes her a pleasure to work with!”  Welcome to the family, Molly!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spotlight - Ashley Fleming


                Ashley Fleming began working with Voluforms in December of last year as a Customer Service Representative (CSR).  She came to Voluforms through connections with current employees.  Her previous experience and interest in customer service made her the perfect candidate for a job with Voluforms.
                Ashley is originally from Godfrey, Illinois and attended college at Indiana University Bloomington.  Her first job was with a company that specialized in home refinancing.  One of her favorite hobbies is jewelry making.  She got started last year when she made all the jewelry for the bridesmaids in her wedding.  All the compliments encouraged her to continue making new pieces, and next month she’ll have her first opportunity to sell her jewelry at a spa day for a local church.

Ashley in her office at Voluforms
At Voluforms, her favorite part of the day is being able to take care of her customers.  Ashley says, “When someone needs something and is having trouble getting it, I’m able to take care of it for them.  Just today, I was able to put something together for a customer who was having trouble finding a custom option.”  She also loves working with her coworkers every day.
As Voluforms President & CEO Mike Stewart describes, “We are proud to include Ashley on our Customer Service team. Ashley’s attitude and knowledge bring confidence to our clients and makes our team stronger. She has a beautiful personality that makes working around her a pleasure.”  Glad to have you on our team, Ashley!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spotlight - CeCe Hellman


                Our latest series of blog posts will be employee spotlights, where we get to know some of the great people who work here at Voluforms!  First in our series is CeCe Hellman, who is a Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Voluforms, where she began working four years ago. 

CeCe in her office at Voluforms
Originally from New Albany, Indiana, CeCe moved to Mooresville, Indiana with her family as a teenager.  When her parents moved back to Georgetown, Indiana 13 years ago, CeCe tagged along and built her current home on an acre of their land.
                Studying business, CeCe attended college at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.  Her first job after college was with an envelope manufacturer; eventually, she moved on in her career and ended up joining Voluforms.  CeCe loved working with Voluforms as one of her clients from her previous job, and, in her words, she was “lucky enough to come over as an employee” four years ago.
                CeCe’s favorite part about being a Voluforms employee is her coworkers.  “They’re awesome,” she says, “and very supportive.  As soon as you walk in, you feel at home.”  CeCe and her coworkers enjoy spending time together outside of work.  She and a fellow CSR even walk 2.5 miles during their lunch break each day.  It’s the overall environment at Voluforms that makes each day enjoyable for CeCe.
                Some of CeCe’s favorite hobbies include outdoor activities like fishing, camping, swimming, and horseback riding.  She loves her position as co-leader of the Girl Scouts at Highland Hills Middle School.  Troop 177 just recently achieved the Bronze Award, on their way to earning the Gold Award, which is comparable to the Eagle Scout Award.  Their community service includes working with younger Girl Scouts and planting a garden for the Guerin Woods Retirement Center.
                Happy to have CeCe as a member of the Voluforms team, President and CEO Mike Stewart says, “CeCe is loved by our clients and our sales team.  Her skills and positive attitude make working with her a pleasure. We are very lucky to have such a great example of our company philosophy in our organization.”  Thanks for all you do, CeCe!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Promotions


Looking for promotional products customized with your company’s logo?  Voluforms offers a customized logo wear and promotional items program, complete with graphics.  We have a custom website specifically for logo wear and promotional items.  We even offer preferred pricing programs and the ability to view items and color selections online, with special shopping cart and online item search features.  There are optional rush delivery services.

As far as products go, Voluforms has hundreds of clothing lines to select from.  We offer guaranteed consistency of logo application and a link to the Advertising Specialties Production Network.  Visit us online today or give us a call at (812) 283-0455 for more information about our custom logo wear and promotional supplies.

FAST FACTS: 
  • Voluforms partners with the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), the industry leader in research, publications and development of marketing and promotional items.
  • Browse hundreds of thousands of marketing and advertising products to find the one that’s right for you!
  • We can print your logo on anything! Challenge us!
  • Our full service art department is available to help you create that perfect product. 


Friday, April 27, 2012

Testimonials - Forecastle


With a slogan that proclaims it to be the best in “Music, Art, and Activism,” the Forecastle Festival is an annual gathering of musicians, artists, and environmentalists.  Each year, it takes place at the Louisville Waterfront, where it attracts around 25,000 visitors for the headlining artists and events.  Voluforms has provided print resources for the festival for the past several years, earning the raving review from festival founder, JK McKnight, seen below.

“Voluforms has been a great partner for our festival, handling all our merchandise and printing needs the past few years. Their expertise and knowledge makes our lives easier every day. We highly recommend them to anyone needing a professional print partner!” 
-JK McKnight, Forecastle Festival Founder

For more on what resources Voluforms has to offer your event, visit our website or call us at 800-736-1326 today!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Office Supplies

Need to stock up your company’s office with fresh supplies?  Give Voluforms a call!  We’ve partnered with North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products.  You can order everything from technology products to office products and furniture, and janitorial and break room supplies to industrial products.  Voluforms is able to supply your organization with every supply needed to keep your office running smoothly.

Fast Facts about our office supply program:
  • A stockless office supply program can be incorporated into any Voluforms’ distribution program.
  • Voluforms partners with United Stationers Supply Co. Together, we offer over 100,000 items from approximately 1000 manufacturers.
  • Call us at 812-283-0455 today! We can help you with one order or get you started with a complete office supply program.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Did You Know?

Voluforms is a family affair – did you know?  Our company was founded in 1984 by Charles Stewart, whose sons later became co-owners of the business.  Mike and Mark began working for their father in sales and manufacturing, eventually working their way up to become co-owners.


Mike Stewart, President & CEO, Co-Owner
Mike Stewart is our current President and CEO.  In his words, Voluforms puts “a quality product out, and [gives] good customer service at a fair price. It’s worked for our company for 25 years.” Customer service is how Mike describes the secret of Voluforms’ success.

Mark Stewart, Co-Owner










His brother, Mark Stewart, is a Co-Owner.  He agrees that Voluforms is focused on customer service, stating, “Without question, the cornerstone of our company is unparalleled customer service. We don’t go to a customer and say, ‘This is how you are going to do business with Voluforms’. Instead, we ask, ‘How can Voluforms help you succeed?’ We are a service-driven company.”

The Stewart family has helped Voluforms become a successful company, having been acknowledged several times by Print Solutions Magazine as one of their top 100 print distributors.

To learn more about Voluforms, visit our Website and like us on Facebook. You can also call us at 800-736-1326 or visit our offices.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Volustore

The best place to find promotional products that Voluforms offers is online at our “Volustore.”  Here you will be able to quickly and easily find products that will help your company or organization motivate staff, thank a customer, improve traffic at trade shows, increase safety awareness, and much more!

Screenshot of the Volustore
Whether you are looking for a specific item or just browsing for ideas, the Volustore is your one-stop shopping source.  From fun items to traditional products, you can easily shop for the hottest items on the market.  Visit our on-line search feature that allows you to explore ideas, search by keywords and even shop by price.

When you are ready to buy, our secure check out makes it safe, easy and convenient. Or, if you are just browsing, use the 'information only' option and we'll get back to you.  You can always contact us by calling 800-736-1326 or visiting our Website.  Like us on Facebook, too, for more promotional opportunities!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Caught in the Middle

After the storms and tornadoes just a couple weeks back, Voluforms is still hearing stories from those caught in the middle.  Our employees have been sharing their experiences with us too.  Chris Maheney, Voluform’s VP of Technology, tells his story here:

“I heard the night before that my hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky might get some of the worst weather it had seen in years. I did not expect to see much bad weather in Henryville and was wondering how bad it would be in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It turns out Henryville would be in the spotlight instead.

After clearing out a closet under the stairwell (not that it would have helped from a direct hit from this size tornado), I walked toward the kitchen to look out to the woods behind the house. The lights flickered and went out as I saw what I now know was one of the smaller tornadoes tearing up trees behind my house. The tops of all the trees in my front yard snapped off at the same time, and I could hear one of them crash against my house. Baseball size hail followed and broke rear windows on the house. I tried to send messages as long as it was possible, but phone service in the area did not last long.

After the storm passed, I was picking up some debris outside when my neighbor returned and told me he had just tried driving around and that it looked like a war zone outside our little neighborhood. (I live only about a half mile from the school and the rest of the area, which was devastated by the larger tornado.) He told me it appeared homes were thrown over the roads both ways, so you could not get out of the area. He also saw people with blood on their faces wandering aimlessly, not knowing where to go for help.

Later that evening I found a way to get to Louisville to get word to family and friends that at least I was okay.”

What an incredible story, Chris! Thanks for sharing with us. Feel free to share your own stories from the Southern Indiana tornadoes here in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

United Efforts

Last October, we featured the son of our warehouse manager, Tim Smith, and his friends, who started A2Z Metal Recycling. Read more about their efforts in our post here

Now, the boys are back again to help out with tornado cleanup efforts in Southern Indiana.

A2Z boys and their families spent their Sunday in tornado ravaged Marysville helping one of the town’s residents clean up piles of metal from her house and garage. They loaded up two trailer loads and one truck load of recycling. They were able to recycle over 2700 pounds of metal and donate 100% of the money made from the haul back to her, which was a total of $830.00. Great work A2Z. Thanks for your efforts!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A United Chairperson

Voluforms is excited to announce that our company owner and CEO will be the Regional Chair for Metro United Way.  As their Website states, Metro United Way is a “Diverse groups of leaders and volunteer experts study local needs, resources, and trends. Priorities are then set for funding agencies, based on our four visions of success in making our community the most vital, caring community in America: helping kids succeed, building strong families, promoting health and independence, and strengthening neighborhoods.”

Mike Stewart, CEO of Voluforms and Regional Chair of Metro United Way
speaking at the annual kickoff breakfast.
Most recently, the United Way has been instrumental in coordinating volunteer efforts in the tornado cleanup.  As their mission statement points out, their goal is to “improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.

Here at Voluforms, we are proud of our CEO and his efforts as Regional Chair for Metro United Way.  For more information on Metro United Way, visit their Website.  For more about Voluforms and Mike Stewart, visit our Website and like us on Facebook.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Warehousing and Distribution Services

Voluforms maintains a 40,000 square foot warehouse with additional space available for storage services.
  1. Monthly, weekly or daily delivery to multiple locations available.
  2. Stockless office supply program can be incorporated into distribution program.
  3. Stockless John Conti beverage program can be incorporated into distribution program.
  4. Dual control, lock and key security for negotiable documents.
  5. Return and exchange program for inventory items.
  6. Pick and pack services reported by cost center.
Fast Facts about Warehousing and Distribution Services:
  • Your products are fully insured when you store with Voluforms.
  • A complete library of reports are available, in hard copy or on-line, so you always know your inventory status.
  • Voluforms is proud to partner with FedEx to get your product delivered on time and on schedule.
  • Our warehousing and inventory reports can play a valuable role in your organization’s Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Call us at 812-283-0455 for all your warehousing and distribution needs.
Find out more about Voluforms and what we do by watching this video:




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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Webformex

Webformex is an on-line ordering system for forms and supplies and also our feature for the week.

The application offers much more than a traditional on-line ordering feature. The three basic fulfillment components of Webformex are:  
  1. Basic on-line order placement - users can transmit an order for delivery, i.e. a package of forms, a box of copy paper, etc.
  2. On-site Printing - users have the ability to print single copies of certain forms on-site, to their local digital copier or laser printer
  3. Dynamic Labeling - users can first interject variable demographic information onto a particular form and then print copies on-site. For instance, a client name and address, a patient's demographic information, a specific list of account features, etc.
Webformex offers many other features such as on-line packets, a series of user-defined forms that are "stitched" together to create a packet for a particular use. Multi-Form Stamping (MFS) is a feature of Webformex that allows users to label multiple copies of a particular form or packet for multiple clients or patients at one time.
Fast Facts about Webformex:
  • Complete integration into your patient database system.
  • On demand printing lets you worry about patient care instead of form management.
  • Form updates happen lightening fast with our top-notch art department.
  • Possibility to store digital images of processed forms.
Call us at: 812-283-0455 or visit our Website for more information! Follow our blog by entering your email in the box to the right, to receive updates about products and services we offer. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook too!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our CEO In the News

Voluforms is proud to say that our very own Mike Stewart has been featured in a local newspaper article!  The story spotlights Mike's photography exhibit on display at the Louisville Science Center.  Here's a quote from the article:

"...through spring, Stewart’s work is being celebrated with a gallery at the Louisville Science Center. The gallery, a part of the science center’s exhibit called “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” features 35 photos from Stewart’s career. They tie in to “All Access,” an IMAX film being shown as a part of the exhibit."

Read the rest of the article on the News and Tribune's website! And don't forget to check out Voluforms' website and Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In the News

Our featured service this week is our print services.  Voluforms prints newsletters, flyers, and more for clubs, civic organizations and special events.  Our printing services include:
·         Full color and black & white traditional print
·         Full color and black & white digital print
·         Letterhead, business cards
·         Envelopes
·         Brochures, booklets, bindings, tabs
·         Multi-part forms, carbon and carbonless
·         Continuous forms, carbon and carbonless
·         Oversized forms
·         Labels and tags
·         Stock continuous and cut sheet papers
·         Variable printing and mailings
·         Logo wear
·         Advertising specialty items
·         Electronic pre-press
·         Imaging and graphic design

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giving Back - Employee Spotlight

Our employee spotlight for the month is Tim Smith.  Tim, along with our warehouse employees, created Godswill, a group that collects items to donate to local organizations.  They have done a great job putting this together and with the help of our employees are making an impact in our community.  In a thank you note to Voluforms employees, Tim says,
“We have finished delivering all of our gifts and everyone we donated to was very excited and thankful. We did things a little different this year instead of just buying mass quantities of goods and toys we actually sat down with each organization and got list from them on what they were in the most need of.
Haven House had 11 children this year, ages range from 1-17, each child or parent made a list of clothing/shoes/jackets of what they needed and a special item/toy.  So for each one we were able to get at least two of the clothing type items and their special item, along with each child receiving gloves, hat, toothbrush, combs and goodies/candy.  
Noah's Ark asked that we supply filled stockings for each child.  There were 6 children there, ages 6-16, so each stocking was filled with socks, gloves, toothbrush, comb, coupons for free food, candy, watches and a few other items. The NCOC (North Clark Outreach Center) asked if we could supply them with bathroom type items, like soap, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, combs, toothbrushes, etc. We also supplied the Haven House with those same kinds of items, and all were very thankful. We did a great job and got folks things they needed and could really use.  
This is the 11th year for Godswill and I can't believe how far we’ve come since the first year, I hope to continue doing this for many more years. 
My mother got me started doing this kind of work in our basement at home during Christmas when I was around 13 or 14. We would make up fruit bags to donate to folks that she knew could use some help.  It wasn't much but she said that they would appreciate it and they did. 
Ever since then it's been something I’ve strived to do and do bigger every year, and with everyone’s help it has gotten there and now I get to get my children involved and teach them what this is all about.  They went out with us and helped pick out things for each child and place and helped deliver it.  So hopefully one day they will continue this in their own way.
So again, thank you everyone very much and have a very Merry Christmas!!!”
Thanks for all your hard work, Tim, and for making a difference with Godswill and Voluforms in our community!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All Access

Voluforms is proud to say that our very own President and CEO is celebrating the opening of an exhibit of his concert photography. An announcement from the Louisville Science Center says this about Mike:
“C. Michael Stewart is a professional photographer with years of experience specializing in concert and special event photography.  His newest exhibit will be on display at the Louisville Science Center through April 22 during the run of the new exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World, and the IMAX film ALL ACCESS: Front Row. Backstage. LIVE!
Stewart’s photography covers more than 150 events each year, including major music festivals and Midwest concerts.  He contributes to local and national media along with artist websites.  His work can be found in “Hittin” The Note Magazine, The Examiner.com and The News and Tribune.  He also works as a staff photographer with Horseshoe Casino, the Forecastle Festival, and the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball Club.
For more information on C. Michael Stewart and his work, please visit http://www.cmichaelsphotos.com/.”
What an exciting way to learn more about our President and CEO! Congratulations Mike!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Voluforms: On the News!

Did you know? Voluforms was on the news last month in downtown Louisville with news reporter Claudia Coffey. Look closely at her umbrella!