Core Values

Our core values are the foundation of our culture and have made Great Northern a great company to work for and do business with for over 50 years.


  • Act with consistency and predictability that does not waiver in the face of adversity.
  • Have honesty and respect underlie all of your actions.
  • Earn the trust of others and be trusting of others.
  • Do what is right, not what is merely convenient.

Personal Growth

  • Be responsible for your position and be accountable for your actions and choices.
  • Be decisive – make thoughtful decisions with a sense of urgency.
  • Treat every day with the same “can do” attitude of your first day.
  • Be supportive of and responsive to your co-workers and GNC stakeholders.
  • Commit to coaching and mentoring at all levels.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Serve the customer through innovation, responsiveness, and quality.
  • Prevent bureaucracy by allowing responsible people to make decisions.
  • Be a fair and fierce competitor.
  • Encourage risk taking and support change.

Shared Future

  • Provide a work environment that is safe.
  • Participate in open and honest communications.
  • Involve people in decision-making and be open to ideas from all sources.
  • Recognize individual contributions as well as team successes.
  • Hire talented individuals and provide them with the tools to succeed.
  • Conduct ourselves with the highest regard for our customers, employees, suppliers, other stakeholders and the communities in which we work.

Great Expectations

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?