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Crain’s Chicago Business May 9 2022

Hoffer Plastics in South Elgin doesn’t have a CEO. Instead, three siblings have taken charge of the company, which was founded in 1953 by their grandfather, Robert Hoffer, and later run by their father, William, who gave up the CEO title two years ago. Charlotte Hoffer-Canning, 44, is chief culture officer. Her brother, Alex Hoffer, 40, is chief operating officer. Their sister, Gretchen Hoffer-Farb, 47, is chief financial officer. Read More

Hoffer Plastics’ Trust-T-Lok spout, part of EnteraLoc’s enternal feeding pouch, receives four gold awards in packaging excellence, sustainability, technical innovation, and expanding the use of flexible packaging, from Flexible Packaging Association.

The Highest Achievement Award is evaluated by the judges as possessing overall packaging excellence, significant attributes in all award categories, and contributing most to the advancement of the industry. The winner this year was the EnteraLoc™ enteral device. Designed for tube-fed patients, the EnteraLoc is an innovative 510(k) FDA-approved enteral device—a flexible spouted pouch with leak-proof seal—for direct-connect delivery of nutrition in a safe and convenient manner. Beyond winning FPA’s Highest Achievement Award, the system...
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Hoffer Plastics is Manufacturing a Change in Perception

Manufacturing presents a great career opportunity for post-high school men and women, but how to learn more and overcome its myths and misperceptions? Hoffer Plastics saw the need and decided to break the mold. Literally. The South Elgin-based custom injection molder launched its Break the Mold initiative last year with the plan to prove to youngsters entering the workforce that this ain't your granddaddy's factory. Break the Mold is an informational partnership driven by Hoffer...
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Hoffer Plastics Schools Educators on Careers in Manufacturing

The custom injection molder holds open house for school counselors to raise awareness of career opportunities for young people in plastics processing and manufacturing. Manufacturing today typically offers well-compensated, high-tech jobs that can lead to fulfilling careers. Unfortunately, that’s news to many educators and young people. Custom injection molder Hoffer Plastics Corp. is doing its part to raise awareness among school counselors in its neck of the woods by inviting them to tour its facility...
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Boys & Girls Club South Elgin Breaks Ground, Begins Construction

The Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin announced the commencement of the construction of its new 20,000 square foot Clubhouse at the village’s former public works building (735 Martin Drive in South Elgin). Slated to open later this year, the state-of-the -art facility will provide daily education, meals, and activities intended to 250+ K-8 children. Among the chief priorities for the Club is the ability to provide warm meals for the students. In addition,...
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Hoffer Plastics Stands Tall with Veteran Community

By Ron Shinn, editor Plastics Machinery Magazine. The way the Illinois-based injection molder makes a point of hiring veterans, and the way its employees rallied to support one of their own during his deployment shows how deeply that commitment is held. The South Elgin, Ill., company recently welcomed home Army Sergeant Keith Kuhns after an eight-month deployment with his National Guard unit in Afghanistan. Hoffer Plastics has made hiring veterans a priority, but does much...
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ABC7 News: Hoffer Plastics Now Hiring

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Hoffer Plastics’ Philosophy Puts People over Profits

Amid the pandemic in an industry hit hard by layoffs and cutbacks, one manufacturer says ‘family was our advantage in these last six months.’ Like many companies facing massive disruption as COVID-19 spreads across the world, Hoffer Plastics Corp. had to make hard decisions. Among the tough choices was fulfilling its customers’ needs while simultaneously protecting the health and welfare of its employees. As a global supplier of custom injected plastic parts used in everything from baby...
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Hoffer Plastics Hiring Technicians

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Alex Hoffer on TheFirst with host Mike Slater

Alex Hoffer of Hoffer Plastics joins TheFirst with host Mike Slater on Viacom's Pluto TV.
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Hoffer Plastics Now MedAccred Certified Injection Molder

SOUTH ELGIN, IL — Hoffer Plastics announced today that the company has received the MedAccred certification, a medical device industry-managed supply-chain oversight program of the Performance Review Institute. This prestigious designation, which identifies and verifies compliance to critical manufacturing process requirements, puts Hoffer in a trusted group of injection molders that have been endorsed to serve the medical industry. This news comes as Hoffer Plastics continues to innovate and expand its processes and opportunities for...
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Coronavirus is Slowing Production in China

Alex Hoffer is quoted extensively in this Chicago Tribune article dated 2/28/20.  To read the complete article, click here.   AllCell Technologies employee Jerlene Jackson uses a heat gun to wrap rechargeable battery cells. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune) . . . . In South Elgin at Hoffer Plastics, the family owned custom injection molding company is awaiting four orders from a Chinese tool shop that was temporarily closed by the epidemic. The Shenzhen factory...