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ABC7 News: South Elgin family-run manufacturing company, Hoffer Plastics, now hiring

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Hoffer Plastics’ ‘family first’ 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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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 Announces New Status as 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. Chicago companies must figure out how to cope.

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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Hoffer Plastics’ 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...
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Hoffer Plastics Expands Family Leadership Roles Effective January 2020

SOUTH ELGIN — Hoffer Plastics Corporation, an industry leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry, recently announced that CEO William Hoffer will take on a new role as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2020. These changes come on the heels of promotions for the third generation of Hoffer family leadership: Gretchen Hoffer Farb, Charlotte Hoffer Canning, and Alex Hoffer, collectively known as "G3" — or “third generation.” William is the second...

Remembering Cal: A Story of Pediatric Cancer

As we slip into October, let us also remember that September represented Pediatric Cancer Awareness, a time for us all to commemorate those who have lost their fight —and share a moment of reflection to honor those amidst the battle for their young lives. In my recent history, as a Board member of a local Illinois a non-profit pediatric cancer foundation, Cal’s Angels, I’ve learned that awareness is the key to working towards the obstacles...