Our people and culture make Indepak an attractive place to work amongst the top thermoforming companies. Learn more by reading below or visit Sinclair & Rush Careers for current openings.
Indepak is a privately held thermoforming company that values innovation, can-do attitude, flexibility, responsiveness, hard work and service. The following are part of the core principles upon which we operate:
Secure well being among coworkers is our hope.
The people who choose to work at lndepak are our most valuable asset. The value of machines and buildings is measured easily with dollars, but the value of people is measured in more elusive terms like respect, relationship, and grace. Though the terms may be elusive, the action their presence displays is not. The action happens on two planes; first company to employee, and second, employee to employee. The company owes a feeling of security and value to each employee and expresses that debt through benefits, nice physical surroundings, an open-door policy, open communication, opportunity to contribute, opportunity to grow, and encouraging a family atmosphere. As individuals, we must strive to build relationships that show respect and recognition of each other’s talents and contribution. Good communication is imperative. We need to lift up truth and set aside pride – to extend grace in the sense of making up for each other’s shortcomings and encouraging one another.
Good character is essential in our relationships.
In our relationships with coworkers, and as a company, with customers and suppliers, good character is essential, honesty being most important. Traits like integrity, initiative, diligence, accountability, excellence, loyalty, and dedication win the trust and confidence necessary for us to serve our customers as though we were a department within their own company. Good character can’t be assigned as company policy. It simply is or isn’t there, as revealed by our daily actions toward each other and the outside world. The appearance of our buildings and equipment reflects character as well. We must display good character in those areas that can be seen visually and in our interaction with people.
Hard work is critical to our success.
To be outstanding at anything requires hard work. It is part of our national heritage to have a good work ethic. Each of us has special and unique talents that we believe are expressed most effectively when assigned to responsibilities that allow them to be exercised. Competition is closely linked to hard work and we live in a competitive marketplace. Hard work is good, but time off is good too. We seek to create an environment where there is healthy balance of work and time off.
Pursuit of elegantly simple technology is continuous.
One might ask, “What does that mean?” Technology consists of equipment, tooling, plant systems, and associated standards we use to serve our customers. The phrase “cutting edge technology” is commonly used. We can’t help but think this term came from those crafts where a fine edge on blades is critically important, such as carpentry. To us, the phrase means, “high tech is keeping the blade sharp.” In other words, don’t put a bigger motor on to run a dull blade; don’t put a system in place to rework poor cuts. Just keep the blade sharp. Using a dull blade is complex. Using a sharp blade is simple. How often, for the sake of time, do we use a dull blade? Our industry is very complex and the underlying simplicity is often hidden from our sight. Elegantly simple technology means pursuing the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
Delighted customers are our passion.
A good work ethic is not limited to working hard. Its greatest reward, even greater than money, is the expression of delight from a customer at receiving more than expected. Aim to provide service that displays a desire to please, whether that means a cheerful responsive voice on the phone, a beautifully formed part, or a delivery date met. Delighted customers are the result of commitments met. Therefore, make commitments wisely with agreement from sales, tooling, and production. This may not provide what the customer wanted in the beginning, but will ensure that we deliver what the customer expected in the end. One of the results in doing these things is “true growth,” and that kind of growth provides the opportunity for increased sales. At this point we have a right, the right to choose our customers. We choose customers who have character, who pay their bills, and with whom we can have a solid, lasting relationship.
Profit is a consequence, not a right.
Profit is good. It provides money for financing increased sales, purchasing equipment, and providing increased pay and benefits. But our focus should not be on profit. It should rather be on hard work, good character, technology, delighted customers, and our relationships with each other. Each of us has the opportunity and obligation to make profit by focusing our attention to these goals. Profit will be the consequence or measure of how well we do; therefore, it is appropriate for each of us to share in it.
Success at Forming Good Impressions is our goal.
To sum up, success is our goal, and “forming good impressions” is a play on words to bring success into view. As the mold in a forming machine contacts the plastic, it leaves an impression representative of what it is. Likewise, as we relate to our coworkers, vendors, and customers, success is leaving them with a good impression of who we are. No one is perfect and no one can do it by themselves. We are dependent people. May we recognize what undergirds our hope of success.
Our culture is supported by our corporate values. As a result, we have employees who are loyal, dependable and hardworking. Together, we rise to new challenges with the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. At Indepak, every employee is a hands-on contributor. In addition, we support a culture of working hard and playing hard. Employee events are frequent and include things like:
- Christmas Potluck
- Christmas Dinner
- December Adopt-a-Family
- May Breakfast
- Corn Feed
- Employee Picnic
- Soup Contest
- Thanksgiving Give-a-Way
- Halloween Costume/Pumpkin Carving/Pizza Party
- Employee Baby/Wedding Showers
- Safety Success Pizza Parties
Be outstanding at custom thermoforming plastic by providing our customers with the highest quality products, delivering them on time, and at a competitive price.
Be the chosen supplier of custom thermoformed products and valued by our customers for excellence in service and technology.
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