Hoffer Plastics prioritizes hiring veterans in South Elgin, Illinois area

The company has successfully hired on numerous veterans, providing them with opportunities to grow within the organization and further their education. Additionally, Hoffer is committed to supporting the veterans they employ throughout the processes they undertake before, during, and after future deployments.

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Hoffer Plastics Corporation, an industry leader and innovator in the custom injection molding industry, has made hiring and working alongside veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States among their top priorities leading into 2021. 

The company has successfully hired on numerous veterans, providing them with opportunities to grow within the organization and further their education. Additionally, Hoffer is committed to supporting the veterans they employ throughout the processes they undertake before, during, and after future deployments.

The company has prioritized hiring veterans to fill positions in the following departments:

  • Tooling
  • Maintenance
  • Automation
  • General manufacturing 

Hoffer Plastics currently employs a group of veterans, including two active army reservists, who have served a combined 43.5 years in the military. Keith Kuhns, an employee at Hoffer Plastics and member of the Marines and the National Guard, was hired on as a mold injection technician. Kuhns applied to become an apprentice in the tool room, requiring three years of classroom experience. Kuhns was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2019; upon his return home, Hoffer worked alongside Kuhns to reintegrate him into his studies.

Kuhns stated: “I would recommend working for Hoffer to any of my fellow veterans. They have continuously demonstrated their support during my time working for them. They sent me care packages, letters, and photos while I was stationed in Afghanistan for eight months. No other company has done something like that for me.”

Hoffer Plastics’ Chief Culture Officer, Charlotte Canning said: “We have had a great experience working with veterans. Their professional backgrounds in the U.S. Armed Services have equipped them with the ideal skills to be strong team members and align with our core values: Family, Integrity, Service, and Trust.”

Hoffer Plastics offers its employees competitive compensation with profit sharing bonus opportunities; generous benefits packages including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid holidays and vacations; and a safe, healthy work environment. Hoffer Plastics offers long-term career development opportunities including apprenticeship programs, internal skills training, tuition reimbursement and leadership development programs. 

Hoffer Plastics promotes a drug free environment. A post offer drug screen is required of all new hires before their start date. Hoffer Plastics uses background checks and e-verify as part of our hiring process.

More information can be found on the careers page at HofferPlastics.com/Careers


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