Updates from Viking Masek about the coronavirus

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May 29, 2020

Viking Masek offers packaging solutions for medical test kits

Now more than ever, medical test kit producers need to be able to scale up their production quickly and reduce the risk of package contamination. 

Manual packaging of medical testing kits can be labor-intensive and inefficient, leading to missed deadlines, quality issues, and increased costs.

Viking Masek offers easy-to-use automatic pouch packing machines that can assemble and package both simple and complex multi-component kits efficiently and accurately. Add high-value options like integrated robotics, intelligent pouch marking, case and carton packing, and automatic quality checks to create a fully automated medical test kit packaging solution.

 

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May 7, 2020

Viking Masek expanding their workforce

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation released a list of essential businesses that are currently hiring during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are four categories of businesses actively recruiting right now including grocery stores, healthcare, manufacturing, and government.

Viking Masek is one of 12 manufacturing/warehouse businesses looking to add employees.

View our current job openings and apply here >>


April 14, 2020

A note from the company President

Dear valued partners,

I know you are prioritizing the health and safety of your families, employees, and customers right now, much like we are. We at Viking hope this note finds you and your loved ones in good health.

When we founded this company almost 15 years ago, we never could have imagined the challenges the world is facing during the current health crisis. The values that we built into the foundation of this company - principles of innovation, adaptability, and meeting challenges head-on - have become especially prescient during these uncertain and rapidly-changing times. The world is relying on the packaging industry now more than ever to provide protection for much-needed supplies so they can safely arrive where they are needed most, whether it be at a grocery store, hospital, or your home.

As a result of increased demand for retail food, sanitation, and medical products, as well as a focus on reducing reliance on manual labor during a global health crisis, we are seeing unprecedented demand for packaging automation. To better serve your needs and the needs of your customers, we are proactively maintaining an inventory of in-stock packaging equipment at our US headquarters in Oostburg, WI. These machines can accommodate varying needs and are ready for quick delivery to help you do business better - both now and in the future.

We want to reiterate Viking’s commitment to supporting your business’ needs during this critical time. From machine sales to service to parts, our US facility remains open and ready to serve you. We are here to help you navigate during this unprecedented time.

We are confident that we can weather this storm together. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time.

Best,

Rick Leonhard

President

Viking Masek US headquarters

Oostburg, WI

 

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March 24, 2020

Wisconsin's "safer-at-home" order

Wisconsin's Governor Tony Evers has declared a "safer-at-home" order, going into effect at 8 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This order mandates, among other things, that non-essential businesses must close statewide through Friday, April 24, 2020 or until a superseding order is issued. 

As a business that operates our US headquarters in Oostburg, Wisconsin, we want to keep you updated on how this order affects our operations.

Because of the services and products we provide to essential businesses like food, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers nationwide, Viking Masek's US headquarters is currently deemed a “Supplier for Essential Business and Operations” and therefore will remain open. All departments at our US headquarters are currently functional and operating normally.

Our facility continues to share CDC guidelines and updates with our workforce, including practicing social distancing, use of hand sanitizer and proper hand-washing protocols, and extra cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic areas.

We are also taking the following additional precautions:

  • An interim policy that limits visitors to only pre-authorized essential business
  • Screening of approved visitors each time they enter our facility, including temperature checks
  • Temporarily eliminating all nonessential travel for employees

Our executive team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and remains agile to respond to changing needs and directives.

We remain committed to serving your business needs during this difficult time.

Best,

Ty Weinhold

COO

Viking Masek – US headquarters

Oostburg, WI

 

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March 23, 2020

Notice to visitors to our US headquarters

The health and safety of our customers, employees, and visitors is of utmost importance to us. 

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of potential exposure to our employees and visitors, we are limiting physical access to our US headquarters, effective immediately, until further notice.

Prior to making arrangements to visit our facility, after arrival, and at each subsequent visit, you will be asked to certify that ALL of the following statements are true:

  1. You have not traveled, and do not live with, anyone who has traveled on a cruise ship or to a CDC designated level 2 or 3 country within the last 14 calendar days
  2. You have not been exposed to, or live with, someone who has been exposed to COVID-19
  3. You have not been diagnosed with, or live with, someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  4. You are not currently experiencing the following symptoms: Fever, cough, breathing difficulty
  5. Your visit is business-critical, cannot be postponed, and the goal of your visit cannot be achieved remotely

You will also be subject to a temperature check each time you visit our facility. 

Please get in touch with your Viking Masek host prior to making travel arrangements to discuss whether your visit is considered essential. If your visit is deemed non-essential, arrangement ts will be made to conduct business using remote technologies like Skype, Microsoft Teams, etc.

Your business is important to us and we thank you for your loyalty. We will make every effort to ensure we meet your needs while also ensuring the health and safety of our workforce and their families.

Best,

Ty Weinhold

COO, Viking Masek US headquarters

Oostburg, WI

 

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March 16, 2020

Updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is on all of our minds and in the news, and our executive team has been monitoring the situation closely. As a company that conducts business internationally, we felt we should let you know how we are responding to the outbreak.

Ensuring the health and safety of our customers, employees, and vendors is of utmost importance to us, as is continuing to serve the needs of our clients with minimal disruption.

We continue to share guidance from the CDC with our employees to reduce risk and keep our workforce healthy, including proper hand-washing practices, availability of hand sanitizer throughout our facility, and frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas and work surfaces.  

We have also taken the following additional precautions:

  • Temporarily suspending international travel for employees
  • Limiting all employee travel to only imminent situations
  • Vetting shipments to/from our US facility
  • Limiting and screening visitors to our US facility
  • Canceling/postponing exhibitions at industry events
  • Implementing a flexible work policy that includes remote solutions
  • Contingency planning to minimize disruptions to your business and ours

As the situation remains fluid and changes day by day, we remain agile and flexible to do what’s best for our customers and our team. We will continue to monitor the outbreak and provide updates to you on this page.

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us by calling 920.564.5051, contacting your Viking representative, or contacting us online here.

We thank you for your support and loyalty and we will continue to keep you updated on this dynamic situation.

Best,

Ty Weinhold 

COO, Viking Masek US headquarters

Oostburg, WI

 

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