Innovation

National Inventors’ Month

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May is National Inventors’ Month! We highlight new products, inspirations and thoughts on improving innovation in any context. And as Memorial Day closes out the month, please remember to thank a Vet and honor all who’ve served. Hoffer Plastics and BBC Cellpack Team at the Plastics Pouches Trade Show, Vienna, April 2019 Spotlight on Hoffer Plastics…

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National Consumer Protection Week

In comes March – and with it, March Madness, Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick’s Day and the start of Spring. Within all this excitement humbly lies National Consumer Protection Week. This month, we we focus on the importance of continuous innovation to keep products, and people, safe. Spotlight on Hoffer Plastics: High Speed Lining for Signature Drop-Lok™ Closures…

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Independence Defined: In Celebration of Small Business

The month of July is all about celebrating American independence. As we enjoy food, fireworks and concerts typically brought to us by corporations, let’s also celebrate the small, independent businesses that many experts consider to be the true backbone of the U.S. economy. Small Businesses, Big Impact There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the U.S., compared…

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The High Cost of an Unsafe, Unhealthy Organization

As summer heads into full swing in June, there’s plenty of focus on personal safety as it relates to water activities, outdoor sports, camping, heat and the sun – and rightly so. In recognition that June is National Safety Month in the U.S, this issue focuses on the importance of safety in the workplace and highlight…

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Taming the “Lions” —A Simple Approach to Managing Risk

Make Risk Management part of annual and long term planning Select a cross functional team to: Identify Risks Try “What if” scenario analyses or “War games” sessions Great fun and great for team building Analyze and quantify risks Simple spreadsheet: list, number, describe and quantify the impact of the risk Develop action plans for the most…

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