Quadco is leasing additional warehouse space in Archbold in order to meet an ever-increasing demand for the cardboard pallets they produce.
At the Tuesday (Nov. 25) regular meeting of the Quadco Administrative and Non-Profit boards, Executive Director Bruce Abell said that the center would be leasing space in a warehouse near their Northwest Products division to be able to store cardboard pallets the center is producing.
“I think it’s the only way we can handle the increase in cardboard pallets sales for next year,” Mr. Abell told the board members, and they agreed. Program Director Philip Zuver concurred in his report that the center continues seeing an increase in the sales of cardboard pallets. He said he expected to see sales ramp up after the first of the year.
Mr. Abell reported that the annual Christmas party will be held on Dec. 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Defiance. The day will start with an annual awards day in the morning, followed by lunch, and the party with a dance in the afternoon.
The board members approved the budget for 2015, and reviewed the 3-year goals of the center.
Mr. Abell listed each goal and mentioned how each is mainly tied to a department. He said the objectives change each year, but they are largely based on providing quality services in a customer-focused manner.
Board membership was reviewed. It was noted that three board members, Tom Eggers of Ridgeville Corners, Herb Gurwell of Delta and Jean Lightle-Jackman of Defiance, will complete 3 three-year terms on the board when the board reconvenes in January. Both Mr. Eggers and Mr. Gurwell have expressed that they have enjoyed serving on the board, but will not be seeking to continue into another term.
A letter explaining why the center is discontinuing The Ride was distributed. Mr. Abell said the letter details a history of the service and why the center cannot continue offering the individual public transportation service in Williams County after the end of the year. He said the center would also not be reapplying for any grants for the service.
The next joint board meeting will be the annual organizational meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The regular business meeting will follow at noon in the Stryker main conference room.