Woodstock's Chamber of Commerce's celebrated its city's retailers, manufacturers, leaders, volunteers, non-profits and more at its Annual Awards Gala at the Woodstock Opera House last week.
Dordan was nominated for manufacturer of the year by the community for manufacturing plastic face shields for healthcare workers, reported here by the Woodstock Independent. While Dordan did not win 😔, our most sincere congratulations to winner, Rush Creek Distilling, for retrofitting their operations to provide hand sanitizer to combat the spread of COVID. Fellow Nominees included:
My new Packaging Digest article discusses how to develop automation to successfully handle thermoformed dunnage trays for parts assembly.
COVID halted business travel, including trade shows and conventions. Dordan has not exhibited since 2019, but looks forward to showing off its new medical packaging at MD&M West (Anaheim, CA, August 10-12, 2021).
In the meantime, visit Dordan's digital booth, in this product photo gallery.
Step inside third-generation and family-owned custom thermoforming company, Dordan Manufacturing, in this photo slideshow.
My long-time sustainability friend and champion, Sean Sabre, compiled a list of the most influential women in supply chains in appreciation of International Women's Day. I was honored to be among profiled. I am going to pay it forward, and recognize the women in manufacturing who I admire.
The face shield that Dordan fashioned for Woodstock Willie in preparation of Groundhogs Day was featured in Plastics News, alongside other plastics manufacturers that are helping their communities during the pandemic. While Dordan's efforts pale in comparison to the others profiled in the article, we're glad that we were able to offer some humor to our community, along with the readers of Plastics News.
Here's some pop culture trivia for you:
Dordan's Woodstock, IL, is the 'Punxsutawney' of Bill Murray's 1993 classic, Groundhog Day. Every year, Woodstock celebrates this legacy by reliving the movie's events, which commence with the Groundhog's prognostication and continues through the day. Read more about Woodstock's social-distancing Groundhog Day in this Woodstock Independent article.
Dordan has celebrated nearly 60 years of Christmas together. This year, we want to celebrate the blessings of the last ten, to offer hope and inspiration for the next decade. In looking back, we recall Kierkegaard's saying that "life is lived forward, but understood backwards"; never has this rung so true as we reflect on 2020.