Recent Updates

COVID-19 Update 10/18/2021

Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have devastating effects. We appreciate how much you have already done to adapt during this challenging time. As you know, we have been taking preventive measures at Performance Corporation against COVID-19 for the past year+ to help keep you, our entire staff, your families, and our customers safe. We have worked under some uncertain and often stressful conditions, and you have helped make it possible for us to continue our essential operations.

It is critical that all employees know and understand their expectations and responsibilities when it comes to COVID-19 for the purpose of keeping our work environment safe for all. Below is the updated policy and procedure for Performance Corp regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the past, guidelines set forth by the CDC and local mandates continue to be our main source of guidance.

Below is a review of symptoms. If you have one of the symptoms on Column A or two symptoms in Column B, you should stay home until you are symptom free for 24 hours and contact the Employee Relations Line. Please text or leave a voicemail and someone from HR will be in contact with you.

Column AColumn B
Fever greater than 100.0 F
New Loss of Taste/Smell
Cough – New/Uncontrolled
Shortness of Breath or
Difficulty Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Congestion or Runny Nose
Fatigue
Sore Throat
Headache
Diarrhea
Vomiting

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you should get tested. While waiting for test
results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your
household.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should continue to isolate until:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication AND
  • Other symptoms of COVID -19 are improving
  • *Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

Employees with a negative test result will be permitted to return to work. Documentation of a Covid test or a note from a medical professional will excuse your absences while sick.

We will continue to use the layering of mitigation strategies which includes social distancing, healthy hygiene habits, routine cleaning and ventilation practices, optional masking and contact tracing with quarantining as needed. If we do need to implement masking due to increased numbers of positive cases, further communication will be given. Furthermore, in accordance with Performance Corp’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we strongly urge employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to minimize the risk of infectious disease in our workplace. For further information on the COVID-19 vaccination, including locations on where to receive the vaccination, you are encouraged to:

  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
  • Check your local news outlets. They may have information on how to get a vaccination appointment

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our workplace safe and healthy!

COVID-19 Update 7/29/2020

We have been made aware of our 14th confirmed positive test result for COVID-19. This employee works out of the Seymour, WI location and has been absent from work since July 27, 2020. We’ve learned of 11 additional negative test results since the last letter was sent, bringing the total to 44 negative test results company-wide. As of 7/29/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

As of 7/29/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICOMPANY TOTAL
POSITIVE TESTS01414
NEGATIVE TESTS44044
Results will also be regularly updated on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

***FREE COMMUNITY TESTING SITES AVAILABLE***

Employees can be COVID tested at any of the following community testing sites in Green Bay, WI. All community testing sites are FREE of charge.

  • Prevea Health Center (2505 S Ashland Ave, Ashwaubenon). To test, you must register for a MyPrevea account which can be done at www.myprevea.com. Online scheduling available.
  • Aurora Baycare Medical Centers (Green Bay & Marinette sites). To test, you must register for a LiveWell or MyAdvocateAurora account which can be done at: myadvocateaurora.org/chart/signup
  • CVS Pharmacy (930 Main St, Green Bay). To test, visit www.cvs.com and click on the ‘Find Testing Sites’ button or call 920-436-9382.

We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines upon learning of potential cases of COVID and are committed to ensuring employee safety each and every day.  Please contact Tori Maass if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Stay safe everyone!

COVID-19 Update 7/22/2020

We have been made aware of our 13th confirmed positive test result for COVID-19. This employee works out of the Seymour, WI location and has been absent from work since July 17, 2020. We’ve learned of 4 additional negative test results since the last letter was sent, bringing the total to 33 negative test results company-wide.

As of 7/22/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WITOTAL
POSITIVE TESTS01313
NEGATIVE TESTS42933
Results will also be regularly updated on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID!

  • STAY HOME if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Cough/Sore throat
    • Fever
    • Loss of sense of taste or smell
    • Body aches/headache
  • Wear your mask whenever you are within 6 feet of someone else!
  • Wash your hands & don’t touch your face!
  • Follow social distancing guidelines!

We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines upon learning of potential cases of COVID and are committed to ensuring employee safety each and every day.  Please contact Tori Maass if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive.

COVID-19 Update 6/24/2020

We have been made aware of our 9th,10th & 11th confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. All employees work out of the Seymour, WI location and have been absent from work since at least June 11th, 2020. We’ve also learned of 2 additional negative test results.

As of 6/24/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICOMPANY TOTAL
POSITIVE TESTS01111
NEGATIVE TESTS32730
Results will also be regularly updated on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

FACEMASK POLICY:
A. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Performance Corp. has implemented a Facemask Policy requiring both company employees and visitors to wear face coverings. Face coverings should not be a substitute for social distancing, and individuals should continue to maintain at least 6ft distance between themselves and others whenever possible. Face coverings can consist of company provided face masks or personal cloth coverings, so long as they cover both the nose and mouth. Facemasks are not required while operating company owned vehicles (unless there is more than one person in the vehicle) and in certain approved situations where an employee’s work station is considered isolated from others for the majority of the work day. Employees with medical conditions that may cause them to be under duress should consult with their Supervisor or HR. If an
employee begins feeling overheated or is experiencing troubles breathing, they should remove their mask immediately and seek assistance from a Supervisor.

A Letter from the President RE: Noise Levels at Our South Campus Facility

Dear neighbors:

We are continually committed to being a GOOD member of our community and are willing to listen to any concerns and/or suggestions provided by our neighbors. In the current situation, I am happy to provide you some insight as well as our current and ongoing solutions.

As a result of the pandemic, our firewood business has grown 300% in a very short period of time. Our sound barrier wall between our facility and Factory Street, which was made of our firewood raw material, had to be used and processed because of this unexpected increase. We are currently in process of rebuilding this wall which will significantly buffer sounds reaching the residential areas.

To better understand the level of sound coming from our operations at this site, we have begun working with the city to collect decibel readings. This will allow us to create a base line to set our standards against and ensure
compliance with city ordinances. We will certainly address any problem areas that are noted and are committed to finding permanent solutions to ensure your daily life is not negatively impacted.

In addition to the sound barrier wall, we have purchased a replacement saw to the one that has been in operation at this facility for the past couple of years. We are hopeful that the new saw (which should be arriving soon) will produce less noise than the current equipment in place. Please understand that when the new saw arrives we will be testing the specific sound levels of its operation and will plan for needed or additional sound barriers at that time.

Our material handlers are continually being trained and coached to eliminate as much noise as possible; including the proper handling of metal baskets and not allowing them to slide them on the concrete, and minimizing the amount of times they have to back up as to limit the sound of the backup alarm.

You may have also noticed some activity at the Factory St. entrance/parking lot over the past few weeks. We are excavating our raw material yard to increase the stone sub structure to eliminate the mud/dirt, in our efforts to clean up the area. This has increased noise throughout the day due to the work being done, however it will be finished soon and look much more presentable.

In the long term, we are committed to being a good corporate citizen and encourage you to communicate with us on concerns you may have at any time. We are not accepting of substandard practices and want to have a positive relationship with our neighbors to ensure we can happily coexist within our amazing community.

Sincerely,
James W. Brill
President
Performance Pallet Corp.

COVID-19 Update 6/15/2020

Dear Employees of Performance Corp.,

We have been made aware of our 7th and 8th confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. Both employees work out of the Seymour, WI location and have been absent from work since June 7th and June 8th, 2020 respectively. Since our last communication to employees on May 11, 2020 we have received an additional 17 negative test results bringing the total to 27.  

As of 6/15/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:  

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICOMPANY TOTAL  
POSITIVE TESTS088
NEGATIVE TESTS22527
Results will also be regularly updated on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

UPDATED COMPANY ATTENDANCE POLICY REGARDING COVID-19:

Attendance/Illness Policy: Employees must report all illnesses or exposures to COVID-19 to their direct supervisor or HR immediately. Employees are required to stay home if they are ill or have been in contact with another person who has COVID-19 and should not attend work in any capacity if they are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (see specific coronavirus symptoms by visiting cdc.gov).  Employees who call-in sick will be asked to provide information in relation to their specific symptoms and direct contacts in an effort to identify risk to other employees. Employees who exhibit symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate for a period of up to 10 days and until asymptomatic for a period of up to 72 hours. Employees identified as direct contacts may also be required to self-isolate for up to 14 days. Employees will be encouraged to conduct a symptom checker online, seek medical attention and/or get tested for the virus if they are exhibiting symptoms. Employees who present signs of illness while at work will be separated from other employees and sent home immediately. Employees should avoid using Emergency Care resources unless necessary. In order to receive Sick Pay for COVID related absences, Performance Corp. will request documentation. Employees who live with or have a chronic health condition should take additional steps to reduce public presence and should communicate with HR if they feel the need to be quarantined for their own safety. 

Stay safe everyone!

COVID-19 Update 5/11/2020

On May 8th and May 10th, 2020, we became aware of our 5th and 6th confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. Both employees work out of the Seymour, WI location on A Shift and have been absent from work since May 4th and April 30th, 2020 respectively. Over the weekend we also learned of 5 additional negative test results, bringing our total negative results to 10 company-wide.

As of 5/11/2020, our current company-wide COVID test results are as follows:

ResultsCarney, MISeymour, WICOMPANY TOTAL
Positive Tests066
Negative Tests1910
Results will also be updated daily on Employee Message monitors at both the Seymour and Carney locations.

COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION:

Employees of Performance Corp. can go to the following locations for FREE testing. Please keep in mind that tests done at Emergency Rooms or other locations may come at a cost. All locations have interpreters on-site.

  • Resch Center, Lombardi Ave, Green Bay WI – CALL 211 for appointment
    • 8am-6pm Monday-Friday
    • 10am-3pm Saturday
    • Closed Sunday
  • Casa Alba Melanie, 314 S Madison Street, Green Bay WI – CALL 211 for appointment
    • 8am-6pm Monday-Friday
    • 10am-3pm Saturday
    • Closed Sunday
  • Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 North Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI *No appointment necessary.
    • May 11 & May 12 is ONLY open to employers with positive cases, so this means smaller lines! Testing is open to the community starting May 13.
    • 9am-5pm

Stay safe everyone!

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.