Currier Plastics Inc. said its company culture is one of "putting safety and personal well-being first." When the pandemic hit, it increased workplace flexibility in terms of hours and location, added workplace accommodations and boosted technology for communication, including Microsoft Teams and texting.
"The leadership team is actively involved in evaluating and accommodating the ever-changing needs of the employees to assist during the recent pandemic. This is evidenced by allowing the changing of work hours to accommodate the changes in school schedules," the company said.
Currier, based in Auburn, N.Y., offers custom injection molding and blow molding for the health care, personal care, food and beverage, electronics and plastics packaging markets.
The things that employees love about Currier include keeping communication open, welcoming feedback, treating everyone like a family and with respect, caring for employees as people and allowing everyone to grow. Job development programs include mentoring and workshops.
Payroll deductions have been kept flat for the last three years. Currier matches 50 percent of the first 6 percent that an employee contributes to his or her retirement plan.
Recognition and appreciation initiatives include the peer-to-peer Lifesaver Program, night shift appreciation events and an anniversary program.
"This company is focused on treating employees well and being better than the rest at collaboration with our customers and suppliers," Currier said. "This drives each other to care about the actions they take and how it affects others."