“We help our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t” gives us a clear purpose and raises the bar for performance.
Great Northern exists to serve its customers, team members and the communities in which we work.
For our team members, we deliver on building a people-centric culture, developing leaders from within, and sending people home fulfilled about their role and contributions. For our customers, challenges are met with an undying commitment to doing what others can’t or won’t. For our communities, we strive to make a difference with environmental, social, and governance initiatives that unite us and ensure a better future together.
We are making a difference for our community, environment, customers, and team members.
Making a Difference ESG Program
Our ESG program is entering its seventh year of success. We have responded to many requests about our program from customers who use this information to support their own programs.
Great Northern uses a variety of outside ESG auditors at our customers’ request. These include EcoVadis, Sedex, and CDP.
Great Northern provides an annual Report to the Community each January that looks back at the past year’s ESG accomplishments.
Our Product Portfolio
Our brands help many customers solve in-store display, merchandising, packaging, and shipping challenges in the most sustainable way possible.
With our varied product offerings and many value-added services, rest assured Great Northern can handle your challenges in their entirety.
The Core Values that Drive Us
The founders of Great Northern exemplified the values of trust and integrity. Today every team member lives these values by treating customers and coworkers with respect and by doing the right thing.
Working consistently with same team of Great Northern and customers year over year gives us consistent teamwork to pursue growing our businesses together. It takes integrity and trust amongst the team to build strong relationships.
Allison Muldoon - Account Executive, Great Northern Instore
Opportunities for Growth
Bringing out the best in each of our team members ultimately helps our customers win. We do this by providing growth and leadership opportunities at every level.
We believe in and provide opportunities for personal growth. If you take care of the company, the company will take care of you. We have an understanding leadership team that listens and values team member input.
Jason Frohn - Production Supervisor, Great Northern Packaging
We do what others can’t or won’t – That’s what drives our innovation.
It is all about doing what’s necessary to exceed customers’ expectations. I must be always available, making sure the equipment in the plant is running and reliable. Also, keeping an eye on quality, making sure the operators have tools and training to put a good quality product out the door in a timely fashion.
Dylan Morgan - Great Northern Maintenance Manager, Racine
A Shared Future
We value our long-term relationships with customers and team members and are committed to a future where we all win.
I enjoy being a member of the Great Northern Cares team, which gives us the ability to make a difference in our community. It really hit home during our back-to-school drive as my son started pre-school this year.
Nicole Goers - Account Coordinator, Great Northern Packaging
We help our team members be at their best through opportunities for growth and a shared future.
Great Northern History
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Great Northern is a leading developer and manufacturer of creative solutions for packaging, shipping, merchandising and distributing products for industrial, commercial and retail markets. Great Northern is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has operations in ﬁve states.
We offer competitive compensation and beneﬁts packages and a challenging, rewarding work environment.
Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t.
It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.
How can we exceed your expectations?