Earlier this year, HBM announced the successful acquisition of Charlotte, NC-based HarperLove into our portfolio of companies. When looking at businesses to bring into the HBM portfolio, culture is an important factor in our evaluation criteria. We were able to observe HarperLove’s “people-focused” culture first-hand throughout the acquisition process and it continues to shine during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently, the field-based Region Managers fashioned a banner to express appreciation to the Charlotte plant and office employees. This gesture reflects the teamwork and camaraderie our HarperLove employees have shown each other while continuing to work through the stay-at-home order.
HarperLove is deemed an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security and has been able to continue to supply essential products to their customers under restrictive conditions. HarperLove’s products are critical to the manufacturing of approximately 50% of the corrugated boxes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Those boxes enabled the continuity of supply of critical goods during the current pandemic.
Across HBM and our operating companies we strive to prioritize the safety, health, and well-being of our people. Thank you to the HarperLove team for this reminder that there are always opportunities to show sincere appreciation for each other.