Historically, HQC is a custom molding company. However, as the Oswego, Illinois-based company grew out of a garage shop to an 80,000 square-foot facility, it only made sense for leadership to consider adding more services. One that Blair Pasternak, HQC president, has always had his eye on is flexible packaging – and that’s where Joe Haske enters this story.
Haske has been with HQC since 2006. A journeyman toolmaker by trade, he started helping out in the tool room and building and testing fixtures. Then in 2012, Pasternak decided to go all-in on entering the flexible packaging space.