Illinois Governor Visits Hoffer Plastics Corp.

To celebrate Illinois manufacturing, the state’s second largest industry, Governor Rauner visited Hoffer Plastics while on the “Built in Illinois” tour.

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On October 6, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois celebrated National Manufacturing Month with a visit to Hoffer Plastics Corp. where he kicked off the “Built in Illinois” tour. The Governor visited the Hoffer Plastics facilities and had the opportunity to meet and talk with employees from many different areas of the company.

Today, manufacturing is the second largest industry in Illinois, with more than 12,000 firms employing nearly 600,000 Illinoisans. Ninety-two percent of the state’s exports are manufactured products.

Hoffer Plastics is a family owned and operated, third generation, custom plastics injection molding manufacturer. The company annually produce millions of plastic parts for a wide range of industries and end uses such as food and beverage packaging, automotive, personal care, consumer, industrial and aeronautics.

The company says it has its own onsite power generation plant, has an extensive philanthropic legacy of giving back generously to the community and enjoys an exceptionally high employee satisfaction and retention rate. The average employee tenure at Hoffer Plastics is 14 years, and there are several multi-generational employee families. Hoffer Plastics was founded in 1953, was the winner of the 2015 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award and was a recent Plastics Caps & Closures Innovation Award finalist for its Trust-T-Lok plastic closure.

Hoffer Plastics says it is honored to have a visit from Governor Rauner and welcomes the opportunity to work with him on improving the employment situation in its community and within the state. The company is dedicated to the professional development of its employees and to retaining its staff.

Hoffer Plastics says it takes pride in its company values of family, service, integrity, trust and fostering a culture where “employees are treated like family.” Governor Rauner acknowledged that it is hard for families to start a business and take the risks. Rauner said the Hoffer family took the risks associated with starting a business and had success in building and growing the company into a global manufacturing firm. He praised them for being a great team.

Governor Rauner’s “Built in Illinois” tour will continue across the state through the month of October. The Governor ended his visit to Hoffer Plastics by awarding the company with a Proclamation for “Built in Illinois” month in recognition of its role and contributions as a longstanding manufacturer, employer, industry and community leader. 

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