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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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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...
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Charlotte Canning Among Crain’s Notable Leaders in HR

SOUTH ELGIN, IL — Hoffer Plastics announced today that Charlotte Canning, Chief People Officer, has been named among Crain's 2020 Notable Leaders in HR, a recognition honoring Chicago area Human Resource leaders who have shown the ability or power to effect change by navigating new ways of recruiting talent; opening new ways to support employees and/or retain talent; improving efficiency; enhancing company culture; and/or promoting diversity and inclusion. Charlotte added: “I commend each and every...
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Hiring Vets: The Jam TV Show

Tom Devens and Charlotte Hoffer Canning talk to The Jam TV about employing those who served.

How to think about plastics in 2020

Since 1950, approximately 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin plastics have been produced worldwide, the equivalent of 176 million big rigs. Less than 20% of that plastic has been recycled or incinerated, leaving nearly 80% to accumulate in landfills or as litter in our natural environment. Despite its significant contributions to innovation, the plastics industry has garnered increasing criticism over the years for its environmental impact. In a poll conducted by market research firm Morning...