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Hoffer Plastics Meets Growing Demand with a Focus on Sustainability

Custom molder to showcase full range of injection molded caps, closures and fitments for flexible and rigid solutions at Pack Expo booth N11308 Sustainability is in Hoffer Plastics' DNA. So is meeting customer needs for safety, product functionality and aesthetics. Through its Lok™ family of closures, which will be on display at booth N11308 at Pack Expo 2023, Hoffer Plastics delivers environmentally friendly solutions that preserve product integrity while building customers' brands. These innovative solutions...
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Hoffer Plastics Promotes Third-Generation Leaders to Co-CEOs

Three siblings. Three generations. And now, three CEOs. If good things come in threes, as the saying goes, Hoffer Plastics, a leading provider of custom injection molding solutions, definitely has a good thing going. The company’s board of directors has promoted Gretchen Hoffer Farb, Charlotte Hoffer Canning and Alex Hoffer to co-CEO’s following their successful sharing of the company’s leadership after taking the helm in January 2020. Together as Co-CEOs, they will formally share the...
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5 Ways to Tell if a Custom Manufacturer is Truly Customer-Centric

Medical Product Outsourcing shared an article authored by Millie Nuno, Hoffer Plastics Vice President of Sales. Read more below about the five fundamental characteristics to look for when choosing a truly customer-centric custom manufacturer. In today’s consistently fluctuating medical market, one thing is certain: There continues to be a growing need for reliable custom manufacturing organizations that can help OEMs keep pace with these fluctuations. Medical product, equipment, and device manufacturers are faced with the...
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Lightweighting Takes the Spotlight

Design News recently shared an article co-authored by Millie Nuno, Hoffer Plastics Vice President of Sales and Brian Beringer, Hoffer Plastics Director of Engineering. Read more below about the growing spotlight on lightweighting. Facing unprecedented pressure to create a smaller environmental footprint, companies are in a race to reduce the amount of plastic used in products and applications everywhere. From automotive to aerospace to medical to consumer goods to packaging and beyond, lightweighting is at the center of nearly every design conversation....
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Hoffer Plastics Welcomes Jeff Klabunde as VP of Operations

Hoffer Plastics, a leading provider of custom injection molding solutions, announced the hire of Jeff Klabunde as Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. Klabunde will hold responsibility for the oversight of all Operations-related functions including the integration of automation technologies and ongoing maintenance of the organization's focused manufacturing plants to maximize productivity and operational excellence. Klabunde brings 33 years of experience to Hoffer Plastics. His expertise lies in the design and execution of critical strategies,...
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Secrets of a Sustainable Business: Five Lessons from a Third-Generation Family Company

Gretchen Hoffer Farb, Alex Hoffer, Charlotte Hoffer Canning As we celebrate a big milestone - our 70th anniversary - this year at Hoffer Plastics, a lot of people are asking: How have we sustained our success for so long? While many other companies have sold to private equity or closed up shop, we've stayed strong and family owned for seven decades and counting. We've learned a lot along the way (and we keep learning), especially...
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Hoffer Plastics Celebrates 5,000th Boys and Girls Club Opening in South Elgin, IL+

Donations from the Community Support the Growth and Development of Future Generations SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (May 1, 2023) Hoffer Plastics (or "the Company") is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of the new Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin, representing the 5,000th Club for the Boys & Girls Club of America. The 20,000-square-foot Clubhouse, which is the largest building in the Club's history, will serve more than 250 young people ranging from kindergarten through...
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Hoffer Plastics | 2022 Sustained Excellence Award winner

The Sustained Excellence award is offered exclusively to previous Processor of the Year winners. Hoffer Plastics, in South Elgin, Ill., was the 2012 Processor of the Year winner. Sustained Excellence winners are judged on three criteria: financial excellence, one extraordinary new development since winning Processor of the Year and one key person who has remained at the company and plays a key role. Hoffer Plastics will celebrate its 70th anniversary in March. Robert A. Hoffer Sr.,...
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Proprietary closures bring sustained growth to Hoffer Plastics

South Elgin, Ill. — The seed for Hoffer Plastics Corp.'s recent growth was planted more than a decade ago — even before the company won the Plastics News Processor of the Year award in 2012 — according to Alex Hoffer. "To be able to tell the whole story, we have to go back to a conference room in 2009, when we were doing strategic planning, because we recognized at the time that we had a customer —...
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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...