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Finger Lakes Features: Terphane, LLC.

From left to right: Ellen Smith, Marcos Vieira, Arash Thompson, Bob Stekl, Kathleen Wise, Mike Nickens, of Terphane, LLC.

Terphane LLC. located in Bloomfield New York.

Congratulations to Terphane LLC. for being recognized by The New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for their outstanding achievements in employee engagement.

The Best Companies to Work for in New York State award recognizes the best employers in the state. It is a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies.

The 12th annual Best Companies to Work for in New York list is comprised of companies with operations in New York State, split into three groups: 26 small employers with 15 to 99 U.S. employees, 23 medium employers with 100-249 employees and 26 large employers with 250 or more employees.  Terphane Inc. was recognized in the “Small Employers (15-99 U.S. Employees)” category.

Terphane has over 40 years of experience in film design, coating, metallizing, specialty coextrusions, and more. Terphane’s broad offering of unique, value-add PET film products begins by compounding their own resins. Terphane transitions that into their wide range of products that provide solutions for small customers and global brand owners. They offer a variety of options for lidding, high barrier, retort and hot fill applications.  As the only US owned PET film manufacturer in the world, Terphane continues to re-invest millions of dollars in new technology, state of the art equipment, and most importantly, relationships with their customers.  These choices make Terphane a leader in all aspects of the packaging marketplace.

In 2018, Terphane created their velvety matte film and a LIDBAR film that extends shelf life, improving overall product sustainability. Beyond film technology, they’ve also created software improving service to their customers and their access to their products. The next phase launches in 2019.

Terphane encourages employees to keep learning and acquiring new knowledge.  Employees are able to participate in the “Day in the Life” program where they can shadow any position in the company.  Operators take initiative for their own development through Terphane’s skills matrix program, which rewards operators as they develop new skills.  Additionally, employees are invited to participate in “Terphane Talks” during lunch to learn about innovative practices and how they can impact the business.  Communication through Terphane’s new mobile app helps contribute to employee engagement, as employees are invited to post on the timeline and create group chats. 

 “I enjoy working at Terphane because of the individuals I work with and the team-work environment that promotes a positive work atmosphere, continuous development, and individual growth,” says Kathleen Wise, Accountant.

“It’s like a big family,” says HR Manager, Karen VanDerEems.  “Employees look after each other.  For example, if an employee spends an overnight in the hospital, co-workers will cook meals in the company kitchen to be delivered to the employee’s home.  Employees also formally recognize their co-workers through our Cheers for Peers program and our safety program on a regular basis.”

Terphane strives to be known as a premier employer in the community and a driving force behind plastic film innovation focused on sustainability and creative solution ideation.