About Great Northern
Expect a great partnership
Since 1962, our success has been built on great partnerships with our customers. It is this strong bond that serves our mission “To help our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t.”
When working with Great Northern, you’ll see this entrepreneurial spirit ingrained in our culture. We welcome new challenges and continue to provide innovative solutions to the packaging and instore industries.
VISION AND MISSION
Our VISION and MISSION drive the decisions we make and the service we provide every day.
“We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future”
through a trusting and collaborative culture that helps us be at our best every day.
“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.
The Core Values that Drive Us
The founders of Great Northern exemplified the values of trust and integrity. Today every employee lives these values by treating customers and team members with respect and by doing the right thing.
In my 17 years of working with Great Northern, one word I would use to describe my company is integrity. They stand behind what they say. They listen and treat you fairly.
Angela Zabel - Account Coordinator, Great Northern Laminations
Bringing out the best in each of our employees ultimately helps our customers win. We do this by providing growth and leadership opportunities at every level.
All of the different jobs I held, there was always a challenge, always something new you could do. They personally helped me evolve into a better person and a better worker.
Jack Vanstrom - Employee, Great Northern Corp.
We do what others can’t or won’t – That’s what drives our innovation.
Doing what’s right for the customer is important. We’re going to find a way to figure it out. We always want to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.
Terry Gobel - Lead Designer, Great Northern – Twin Cities
A Shared Future
We value our long-term relationships with customers and employees and are committed to a future where we all win.
It’s about our future as employees and as a company. If you are successful, the company is successful and they’ll continue to help you.
The Davis Family - Great Northern - Racine
Shared Future – Taking Care of our Employees
Great Northern’s vision is to “Help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future.” We live this vision by supporting our employees in a variety of ways.Taking Care of our Employees
Shared Future – Taking Care of our Community
The communities in which Great Northern operates are part of our approach to a Shared Future. Learn more about the work we are doing to help improve our communities.Taking Care of our Community
Great Northern History
Great Northern Corporation is founded
30,000 sq ft facility opened in Racine, WI
Corrugator installed in new 80,000 sq ft facility in Appleton, WI
New 90,000 sq ft addition in Appleton, WI leads the industry in automation and modernization
Acquires Laminations, an industry leader in edge protection
Racine Facility completes its second expansion in four years, to 325,000 sq ft
- Acquired Kell Container in Chippewa Falls, WI
- Opened StrataGraph in Oshkosh, WI
Acquired Creative Carton in Minneapolis, MN
First of two HP digital presses installed in Chippewa Falls, WI
Two Ward ServoGraphix Flexo presses and Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 162 Litho press installed
HP High Speed Web Digital press installed in Oshkosh, WI
Acquired United Displaycraft of Chicago, IL
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?