Our Core Values
Robert Hoffer believed in, and embodied, four core values that we strive to embed in all that we do today, both as professionals and as people.
Put family first and treat employees and customers like family. Care, nurture and support them as you would your own.
We hold ourselves and others to the highest ethical standards. Simply put: do the right thing.
The best reward in life is through service to others. Whether it be customers, employees or the work we do for the community through the Hoffer Foundation, we strive to focus on what we can do to help and serve.
Honesty, transparency and delivering on commitments is what we’re all about. In turn, that’s helped build a culture and business reputation founded on trust.
IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
In 1953, after following a successful corporate career in manufacturing, “Bob” and wife Helen Hoffer set out to create a business that was focused on service to others: Putting the needs of customers, employees and the community first. They believed that, by doing so, successful business and financial results would naturally follow. Sixty-five years later, it turns out they were right.
From our humble beginnings, Hoffer Plastics has grown to become an industry leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry. Today, we employ more than 350 people in our 365,000-square-foot facility on 24 acres. We produce more than three billion plastic parts annually and ship to countries around the globe. We have a consistent 99% on-time delivery record and have pioneered numerous product innovations, including the Trust-T-Lok line of safety closures for flexible pouch packages. Over the years, we’re proud to have been honored with numerous awards, including “Family Business of the Year," Plastic News “Processor of the Year” and in 2016, the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award.
Over sixty five years later, Hoffer Plastics remains family owned and operated, financially stable, and growing. Second generation family member William Hoffer continues to lead with his children (affectionately known as “G-3” for third generation) in executive leadership roles. Our company is humbly grateful for all that our employees, customers and the community have given to us over the years and welcome the opportunity to pay it forward.
CONTINUING THE LEGACY
Gretchen Hoffer Farb
Vice President, Value Creation
Charlotte Hoffer Canning
Vice President, Brand and Culture
Vice President, Business Development