Monday, October 22, 2012

Keep your germs to yourself

It's about that time of year again. The germs are out in full force. And if you work in an office environment, at least one person is bound to get the crud. And they will come to work because they are dedicated. And they will infect EVERYONE ELSE. And since everyone can't stay home sick, the bug will likely circulate and mutate and there will be at least one sick person in the building at all times.
These sick people will touch the copier. The fax machine. Your stapler. Your phone. Every box of staples in the supply closet because they want one that is in a pristine box. They will touch the coffee pot, every door handle in the building and sometimes they will touch you.
Heed my warning people, once a bug gets into an office it is really difficult to get rid of it. Your best line of defense is a strong offense. If you arm yourself with some of the following tips I personally use to get through cold and flu season, you may find yourself healthier this year than any other.
Or you could just fashion yourself a skirt like this to forcibly keep
people out of your personal space.

Step 1 - Every morning use the Dymon "Do It All" Foaming Cleaner on every hard plastic item on your desk. Phone, mouse, keyboard, desk surface, chair arms. Anything you are going to touch, spray it with this industrial grade germ killer then wipe dry. This stuff is amazing.
Step 2 - After shaking any hands, touching any community ANYTHING, thouroughly wash your hands with the Genuine Joe Antibacterial Hand Soap for at least 30 seconds with water as hot as you can stand it.

Step 3 - When you return from lunch, wipe down all the surfaces of your desk again. This time with Genuine Joe Disinfecting Wipes. This will take care of any pesky germs that may have floated into your office/cubicle while you were away. Or if someone just 'dropped by' and happened to nudge your mouse, lick your phone...whatever. You don't know what your co-workers do to your desk when you're away. Safest to err on the side of caution and just wipe everything down again.
Step 4 - Throughout the entire day, whenever you think about it really, use a few pumps of Genuine Joe Gel Hand Sanitizer. Keep a bottle on your desk. A LARGE bottle. Use it often. The new formulas are less drying than they were when this stuff was introduced, so don't be afraid to lather it on this germ season. This is your health we're talking about. Better to be safe than sorry.
I realize this may seem like overkill. But being sick is no fun. And being sick at work is the worst. No one can really afford to miss work or get horrifically ill. So best to take precautions against getting sick in the first place. If you follow these steps every day you will at least up your chances of getting through one more week on the healthy side.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives, and the impact is like ripples in a pond. Every person who knows the woman infected is touched, scared and impacted by the diagnosis. Research is imperative to prevent and cure the spread of this disease. And you can help with the purchase of any of the products below. A portion of the proceeds from the special items below will be donated to foundations that contribute to cancer research and prevention. Deck out your office with these beautiful items and feel good about helping to erradicate a terrifying disease.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Cleaning

I love the fall. The heat breaks, the leaves turn, kids return to school. Because I am addicted to my air conditioner throughout the summer, my house is usually so stuffy and dry by September I can't stand it anymore. So I love being able to throw open my windows and let the crisp autumn air into the house.

This is also the time of year I do my heaviest cleaning and redecorating. I know the old addage about Spring Cleaning, but for me I prefer to do deep cleaning in the fall. My kids are home less to screw up all my hard work and I like the lack of dust and dinginess before winter shows up.

That is why I'm so excited (yes, I really am. Don't judge.) to talk about Genuine Joe Cleaning Products. They work just as well, and sometimes better, than the name brand supplies, but cost a FRACTION of the price. And, since we've all learned by now that I am incredibly lazy, I love that they are delivered directly to my home. I need to save up the energy I would have wasted at the store to use to clean my apparently filthy house. (Reading back on that I realize that it sounds like my house is gross. It's not, I promise. Just everyday wear and clutter.)

With the Genuine Joe line of cleaning supplies I can save time and money. Both of those are things that I enjoy very much, and I'm sure you do too. Check out some of the neat items below and stop by our website for even more savings.

Glass Cleaning Wipes. Forget the old spray and towel method. Use these convenient, streakless and dripless wipes instead.

Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. If you have Stainless Steel appliances then you know, of cleaning them. And the cost of those sprays can get kind of outrageous. Well ladies and gentlemen, Genuine Joe to the rescue.

Microfiber Dusting Mitt. Sure, those dust and toss type cloths are handy, but they can get expensive. The Genuine Joe Dusting Mitt is soft and washable so it can be used over and over again. Picks up dust with ease and won't scratch any surfaces. Handy Dandy.

All Purpose Cleaning Wipes. Value is a big deal. To us, to you and to Genuine Joe. For less than you would spend on those brand name tubes with only 35 wipes in them, (go check your closet, I'll wait. Yup. 35 wipes.) You can get the Genuine Joe wipes that come with 100 wipes. That is a spectacular savings.

This is just a small sampling of the cleaning savings Volk can offer you and your company. Come by our website to check out all of the Genuine Joe items and start saving today.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Are You Ready?

It's that time of year again! The kickoff to the NFL season started last night with a great game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. With the exception of the replacement refs it was quite the enjoyable opening game.

Granted, I am a HUGE Dallas fan (please don't hold that against the company as a whole. These thoughts and opinions are mine, not necessarily those of Volk Corporation.) But Romo looked good, Ogletree came out of NOWHERE for a big night, and Witten was at least in the game. (Hope your spleen is doing better dude.)

Photo Courtesy of CBS Sports
(No copyright infringement intended)
Eli didn't seem like that much of a Super Bowl Quarterback last night though. That was a little disappointing.

But all in all it was a great game and has me totally pumped for another season of Football. Here in Michigan we are all rooting for the Lions to get a little further this year (yes, even me. As long as my 'Boys make it somewhere too.)

How about you all? Are you ready for fall and football and fantasy sports competitions?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Let us be your Medical and Healthcare Resource

Haven't you always wanted a Stethoscope?
Did you know that Volk Corporation does more than just marking and identification and office supplies and stamps and canode and cleaning/breakroom supplies? That's right! We can also help to almost completely outfit a doctors office.

No really. Check out our prices on the following items you probably didn't even know we could supply for you.

Yeah, it's a Nebulizer
Disposable Gowns
Mobile Aneroid Sphygmomanometer
It's a blood pressure station
Wheel Chairs

Exam Table Paper   

Geez, with all of the medical supply products we offer I could open a doctor's office tomorrow! Well, tomorrow plus 8 years of schooling. But hey, if you're already a doctor stop by our website and check out all of the way we can help you keep your own office stocked at reasonable prices.

We also have first aid items including bandages, tapes and even Sharps boxes. Won't you please give us a shot?

Monday, August 20, 2012

The end of another great Shark Week

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Discovery Channel's Shark Week. The most popular week of the year for that station. I have to believe that their ratings are higher than ever during this one week a year where they focus on the amazingly beautiful sea creatures.

I personally have always been enamored of sharks. Specifically Great White sharks. I mean let's be honest, go big or stay home right?

Anyway, every year Discovery Channel brings us special programming centered around sharks and most of the country lives for it. Though the last few years have been a little disappointing. Mostly rerun shows appeared, with perhaps a new collection of shark attack victims being rounded up and paraded in front of the camera.

Not this year though. Woo buddy! They went all out for their anniversary edition. New MythBusters, new shows about how the movie Jaws changed the world, and new Air Jaws, my very favorite of all of the shows featured on Shark Week.

There is something just hypnotising about watching a creature that is 14 feet long and weighs 3000 pounds launching itself out of the water at 25 miles per hour (30 G-Force for any of my fellow nerds who watched this on the edge of their seats.) to devour poor little seals. Great White's are vicious, cold, calculating creatures and to see them shoot up in the air and do a complete flip to crash back into the water with the grace of an Olympic Diver is a sight to behold.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Can you hear the mommies singing?

It's (finally) that time of year again. At least, if you live in Michigan. There are some states that have year round school and...well, good for you. But for those of us in the mid-west, we start to get antsy around the middle of August because we know that Labor Day is just around the corner, and Labor Day means the kids go back to school. YAY!

As the mother of a teenager, who is entering HIGH SCHOOL this year, I am both thrilled and terrified for my daughter. I remember high school. Not fondly. But she is far better poised than I was. Honor student, pretty, and by time school officially starts she will have her Black Belt in karate. So watch out any of you boys that may have thought of even looking in her direction...sorry, I'm way off topic.

Anyway, YAY! Back to school season is upon us again. And Volk Corporation would like to help ease the stress and burden of your back to school shopping. Below you will find handy dandy links to the most commonly needed items on your checklist for student supplies. And while you are at the site, check out other commonly needed office supply products you may need. Everything will be conveniently delivered right to your door. There is no need to fight crowds and haul bags to and from the car. It's getting cold out there. Ok, not really, but a girl can dream can't she?

So check out our deals on the following items, let us deliver them to you and take all the fuss and worry out of school supply shopping. We can't do anything about teenage boys, but we can make sure you have enough pens, pencils and erasers to remove, add or cover Justin Beiber's name on your children's folders and notebooks.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Volk Industrial Paint Markers

Volk Ultra Print Industrial Paint Markers are a cost effective alternative to the pricier "brand name" paint markers on the market.

Always in stock and available in a wide array of colors, Volk Industrial Paint Markers offer the following:

  • Industrial oil based paint for permanent marking
  • 10 Intense, fast drying, high visibility colors
  • Precision valve action regulates paint flow
  • Replaceable, Extra Long Bullet nib
  • Use on metal, rubber, plastic, textiles, ceramics, glass, cement and more
  • Temp. range -5 to 125 degrees F
  • Contains 25% more paint than the competition (Such as Sanford PX-20, Diagraph, Dykem, etc.)
Visit our site today and try these markers out for yourself.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pilot B2P Pens

Hi there. Can we talk? It's Liza, one of the darling Customer Service Reps at Volk Corporation.

I'd like to take this opportunity to make a little confession to you. I love pens. I just adore them. With the onslaught of laptops and tablets and social media and email, the art of penmanship is long since lost. I'm not even sure my 14 year old daughter knows how to write in cursive. It's sad to me. I grew up writing in those black and white marble front composition books. Probably angsty poetry and poorly spelled love letters...sorry, off the point.

Anyway, I just can't resist a good pen. And this pen, the one right up there, is probably one of the NICEST pens I have ever written with. It is the perfect thickness, writes smooth as all get out, it's refillable AND the case is recycled. You can buy a dozen of these and feel so much better about the case of bottled water the kids go through every weekend. You're just helping to make more of these amazing pens.

The Pilot B2P pen is available in many different point sizes and colors, and our prices on them are great. Trust me, as someone who still insists on writing everything by hand, these pens are wonderful. And the ink lasts a really long time too. So lets refresh: Long Lasting, Great Prices, Good for the Environment, Angsty Poetry, smooth writing. It's so worth giving these pens a chance. But I warn you, once you discover them, you may never go back to your regular old clear stick pens again.

For more information, or to puchase your very own dozen of these awesome pens, and maybe a few notebooks to write love letters to-do lists, visit our website at

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tweet With Us

Have you signed up to follow us on Twitter yet? Find us @volkcorporation to stay up to date on sales, specials, promotions, featured products and more. Managed by our quirky and adorable customer service staff, you'll always find something newsworthy or entertaining @volkcorporation.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2243 Canode Die Spotting Ink

One of our most highlighted and requested products is our 2243 Canode Die Spotting Ink. What makes this product so unique is that it is completely water soluble. The majority of layout or marking fluids on the market are oil based and require a solvent to remove. But with our Canode it will wash clean without a hassle and without residue. The 2243 Canode Die Spotting Ink is available in several colors. Blue is the most popular in the industry, but it also comes in yellow, red and orange.

We offer a variety of sizes and pricing options for your convenience. Stop by our website today and have a look.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Volk Corporation's New Site Launched

Today Volk Corporation celebrates the launch of it's brand new website at After many years with our old design we decided it was time to move in a more modern direction with our brand. The new site boasts many more products, easier navigation, and a much more user friendly layout.

We are currently featuring free shipping on all orders over $100.00. Please stop by the site and have a look around. If you have any suggestions to improve the look and feel of the site please let us know in the comments below.

Volk Corporation looks forward to continuing to be not just your source, but your resource for industrial marking and office supply needs.