• Hoffer Plastics’ Charlotte Canning Among Crain’s Human Resources Champion

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    SOUTH ELGIN, IL — Hoffer Plastics announced today that Charlotte Canning, Chief Culture 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 one of my 57 accomplished, inspiring peers who have been recognized on this list. I view this as both a milestone and as a challenge to continue to do my best to make a positive impact for our company, our employee family, and our community.” She continued, “Without a human resource department, there is no dedicated team for attracting, training, and retaining talented people. And without people, there is no business.”
    At Hoffer Plastics, Canning oversees human resources, facilities management, and marketing, the latter encompassing all key internal and external communications. Charlotte will also take on responsibility for community outreach, where she'll play a key role in building and fostering strong partnerships with local resources and organizations in the South Elgin community. 
    Since joining Hoffer Plastics in 2006, Charlotte’s leadership has guided Hoffer greater recognition for its commitment to family, community, and industry, winning numerous awards. Additionally, she has maintained all key internal and external communications within Hoffer Plastics. 
    About Hoffer Plastics:
    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. 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.