HGI Co. — Completing a Triple Play
The company's menu of employee benefits is too long to list in whole. Some highlights are a wellness program with paid onsite health risk assessments and counseling, health reimbursement accounts, and reimbursement for help with quitting smoking or for joining a health club or weight loss program.
"The health risk assessment program has made a big difference for some employees because we've caught things early," Turner says. "Full-time, flex force and spouses are eligible."
Continuing education is driven through every aspect of the company, but especially via its recently created HGI University program. It is designed to achieve a combination of future talent building and sharing expertise and best practices. Subjects addressed include the work ethic, printing basics, financials, attitude and much more.
A larger goal of the program is to develop leaders within the company, Turner adds. "It's one thing to learn the skills to run a press. It's another to be an overall valuable person to the company and the community."
For the present, HGI's position as a market leader has already been assured by bringing together the right combination of production platform, business strategy and talented people. PI
Meet the Press
With the generous cooperation of HGI, the details of its Euroman web press installation were recently shared with printers from across the country in an event hosted by MAN Roland and vendors of other systems used in this configuration. Attendees heard presentations on the technologies that combine to give the press its production flexibility and performance, then spent a morning in HGI's facility getting an up-close look at the machine in production.
This 32-page, 4x4 cylinder configuration press has a cylinder circumference from 43? to 49.6? and operates at 35,000 revolutions per hour. MAN Roland says it is a "customer-designed" solution targeted to printers serving markets that require format and product flexibility for medium run lengths. Helping to speed makereadies are the Power Plate Loading system and a simplified folder (compared to the Lithoman) that has a longitudinal adjustable former.