At Murray Plastics, investing in our local community and providing second chances have always been high priorities, and we are proud to say we are dedicated to our employees’ personal and professional growth.
On November 18th, we were honored to have our efforts rewarded by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's with the 2020 Workforce Development Recognition Award at the Industry of the Year Awards. This annual awards ceremony honors Gainesville-Hall County industry leaders based on economic impact, workforce excellence, and corporate responsibility. One of Murray Plastics' fist hires was through the Reentry Accountability Court Transition (REACT) center, and to this day our second chance program remains an integral part of our company's success.
In addition to our partnership with the REACT Center, we also partner with the Hall County Work Base Learning Program (WBL). This program provides junior and senior year students with hands-on and real-world experience in a variety of roles and departments at our manufacturing facility. Our WBL students have worked on our production floor, in our customer service department, in our shipping department, and even in our design and development department. Our participation in the WBL program also supports our continued dedication to developing trade and skilled based labor opportunities in our local community.
In 2018 we developed a GED testing program, which has so far resulted in a Murray Plastics' team member being accepted into an apprenticeship program. Two other Murray Plastics' team members are currently attending Lanier Technical College as Industrial Maintenance Apprentices, and have plans to continue their education further.
As a result of our various initiatives, Murray Plastics has been able to continue to grow an exceptional team of qualified employees and provide world class products and services to our customers. The men and women who work for us have all excelled, and in turn have become part of our family and culture.