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 — and they’re still one of our largest customers, and we love them dearly — that too much of our business was coming from,” Alex Hoffer said.

“So the question that the group asked was, ‘What happens if they went away?'”

The strategic answer to that question was to develop a proprietary product. The move marked a big departure from Hoffer Plastics’ roots in custom injection molding.

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