Category Archives: Announcements

COVID-19 Update 5/6/2020

On May 5, 2020 we became aware of a fourth employee whom tested positive for COVID-19. This employee works out of the Seymour, WI location on A Shift and has been absent from work since April 27th, 2020. We are continually cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facility and expect employees to follow all social distancing procedures and personal hygiene measures to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As of 5/6/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICompany Total
Positive Tests044
Negative Tests145

Results will also be updated daily on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

REMINDER: Starting 4/26/2020 and through 5/23/2020 ALL Frontline Essential Workers are earning $3.00 per hour in additional wages! This applies to all hours worked! If you have questions about this policy, please speak with your supervisor or contact HR.

Stay safe everyone!

COVID-19 Update 4/30/2020

Dear Employees of Performance Corp.,

On April 29, 2020 we became aware of a third employee whom tested positive for COVID-19. This employee works out of the Seymour, WI location on A Shift and has been absent from work since April 21st, 2020. We continue to believe these cases are not from internal contact, however we are continually cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facility and expect employees to follow all social distancing procedures and personal hygiene measures to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As of 4/30/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICOMPANY TOTAL
POSITIVE TESTS033
NEGATIVE TESTS123
PENDING TESTS022

Results and pending tests will also be updated daily on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

REMINDER: Starting 4/26/2020 and through 5/23/2020 ALL Frontline Essential Workers are earning $3.00 per hour in additional wages! This applies to all hours worked! If you have questions about this policy, please speak with your supervisor or contact HR.

Stay safe everyone!

COVID-19 Update 4/23/2020

I am writing to inform you of our 2nd confirmed positive COVID‐19 test out of our Seymour, WI location. We received notification of the positive case Wednesday, 4/22. This employee has been in self‐quarantine since Wednesday, April 15th. We have strong belief that this case, similar to the first case, originated outside of Performance Corp. We continue to believe these cases are NOT from community spread within our facilities. We have also received confirmation of one negative test. Any employee identified as a close contact to the individual’s who have tested positive have been communicated to, to inform them of their exposure and need to self‐quarantine.

In total, we have:

  • 2 employees with positive coronavirus tests; outside exposure
  • 1 employee who has tested negative
  • 1 employee with a pending test result in Seymour, and 1 employee with a pending test result in Carney.

All other employees who are away from work have been self‐quarantined as a precautionary measure.

In recognition of the efforts of those employees who continue to work on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to install a temporary Frontline Employee Incentive program which will provide a $3.00 per hour incentive to each individual’s hourly rate, effective Sunday, April 26, 2020. For more details on the incentive pay, please refer to the Frontline Employee Incentive program posted on company bulletin boards.

Additionally, on the back of this letter, you will find a listing of the safety measures and efforts we have put in place as a company. We are adding new items to the list regularly and encourage employees to share their ideas with their Supervisors or by sharing them to the HR Department directly through the Employee Portal.

Employees can also now find employee communications on our website! www.performance‐corp.com and click on ‘Latest News’!

Stay safe, practice social distancing, and wash your hands!

Click here for the attached document, COVID-19 Safety Efforts.

COVID-19 Update 4/20/2020

I am writing to inform you of our first and only confirmed positive COVID-19 test out of our Seymour, WI location. We received notification of the positive case Sunday night (4/19). This employee has been in self-quarantine since Monday, April 13th as a result of being in contact with an outside person who tested positive. Due to the outside contact and the fact that we do not currently have any other employee’s being tested at this location, we believe this is not a community spread situation.

We have confirmed and communicated with all individuals identified as close contacts, and have asked them to self-quarantine for the required timeframe. We understand that the employee whom tested
positive was actively following safe-distancing practices and was wearing a face mask while at work for at least 2 weeks.

Performance Corp. has been actively following the CDC and WHO recommendations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and will continue to implement any measures possible and reasonable to ensure
your safety during this unprecedented time. All areas within the facilities are continually being disinfected, and work stations are provided with cleaning supplies to allow for additional precautionary cleaning. All employees are required to abide by social distancing expectations (6ft), are mandated to wear either a company provided or personal face mask, are encouraged to increase hand washing, and limit touching their face. Any employee who is experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness or who has been exposed to someone positive with COVID-19 should not report to work and should call Tori Maass, HR Generalist at 920-209-1574 as soon as possible.

THANK YOU to those who continue to work on the front-lines every day. Our country depends on products being shipped to grocery stores, hospitals and other essential businesses – your work to ensure that happens is not going unnoticed.

Stay safe, practice social distancing, and wash your hands!

Face Masks Required for All Performance Employees

In light of the continual Coronavirus pandemic and cases within our area, Performance Corp. will be mandating that all on-site employees wear face masks effective Monday, April 20. This is in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus within our organization and to keep true to our goal of keeping all employees safe from contracting COVID-19. It is our strong recommendation that all employees find and use their own fabric face mask (see attached template) for any travel outside of the home, including trips to the store, to work or other locations that are deemed essential.  We have already placed an order for disposable face masks and anticipate receiving the shipment of these masks on Monday 4/20. That being said, wearing any type of face mask is NOT a substitution for social distancing and employees are still required to provide 6-feet distance between themselves and others.  

At this time, we still do not have any confirmed positive cases of coronavirus within our workforce.

We appreciate those who are continually working on the front lines and will continue to communicate with everyone regarding company efforts to combat this virus.

Re: State of Wisconsin Closure of All Non-Essential Businesses

During this time of need in our nation, Performance Corp. and our employees are deemed to be Critical Infrastructure Workers per the Department of Homeland Security (www.cisa.gov) as our products and services supply and provide for the continued operation of other highly essential businesses. Performance Corp. proudly supplies packaging products and transportation services for businesses in the food, paper product and medical supply manufacturing industries. Our mill, manufacturing and truck driving employees are continuing to work to help serve a bigger purpose and we appreciate their efforts greatly.

The safety and well-being of our employees is of utmost importance to us and we are continually evolving our policies and procedures based on CDC/WHO recommendations to ensure our employees are provided with a healthy workplace during this pandemic.

We also want to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all medical providers & their staff, truck/delivery drivers, manufacturing employees, farmers, grocery workers, and every other essential worker that is doing their best to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. We will all get through this together!

Sincerely,

James W. Brill
President & Owner

COVID-19 Response Plan

Performance Corp. has created a specific Business Continuity Plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic impacting businesses and social life within our country and throughout the world. Performance Corp. is committed to maintaining active business operations, providing products and support to our customers while maintaining the highest levels of safety and health for our employees by putting policies and procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Performance has begun implementing critical portions of our Business Continuity Plan outlining actions we will take to address staffing, material flow, and continued production should there be an outbreak in our area. It is our goal to sustain normal operations which will result in maintaining continued supply and service to you. To ensure the appropriate level of continued service, we are asking all customers to provide an updated purchasing forecast.

Even with the ever changing global conditions, Performance remains committed to enhancing our manufacturing operations and has the availability to adjust production capacity on demand. We are able to support increased volumes and new products or services to meet any of your company’s needs in these changing times.