What do Star Trek and Hammer Packaging have in common? Several things, actually. They both use state-of-the-art technology to seek out and explore new territory: Star Trek is on its fifth TV generation, while Hammer Packaging is led by fourth-generation family owner Jim Hammer, president and CEO, with his son Jason part of the management team and representing the fifth generation; and probably most important-they are both very successful enterprises (pun intended) in their respective worlds.
Hammer Packaging, located in Rochester, New York, installed the first Drent Goebel variable sleeve offset press (VSOP) in the United States at the beginning of 2007. James E. Hammer, president and CEO, is committed to reinvesting 10 percent of sales back into his company each year, to keep the technology in the facilities current. Hammer knows that technology keeps you at the top - precisely where he wants his company to be.
Ever since its investment in a Drent Goebel variable-sleeve roll-fed offset press (VSOP) almost one year ago, Hammer has been in the midst of a significant transition. Traditionally, its growth and strength has been in the sheet-fed market, and will remain so, according to management, but market demand dictates the shift into the roll-fed market.
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