The Great Northern Cares team was at it again, joining the MyTeam Triumph (Wisconsin region) in a recent 5K event. The mission of MyTeam Triumph is to enrich the wellbeing of individuals with diverse abilities and foster lifelong relationships through community athletics. The organization operates over 75 events each year in eight regions of Wisconsin, bringing together 600 Captains (athletes with diverse abilities), 1500 Angels (able bodied athletes) and 270 Volunteers. So far this year, they have already offered more than 28,000 total opportunities (26,000 training , 2400 racing) over 40+ events in Wisconsin.
The Fox Cities Give Back Bus took the Appleton Great Northern Cares team to Beaming Inc., a nonprofit equine-assisted therapeutic riding facility that helps individuals with special needs. The 16-member volunteer team cleaned tack, helmets, the garage, horse stall poles, pulled weeds, and even assisted with office work. Before leaving, the team participated in an awareness experience, allowing them to understand how an autistic child feels, every day.
When people think about boxes, they think of the items inside the box. This year, Great Northern partnered with Paper Discovery Center to create the program, “Cardboard – Outside the Box,” as a way to inspire creativity in a child’s mind. With the cardboard donations from Great Northern, children were able to explore, create, and invent with this interactive program. Watch the video here:
Great Northern Laminations’ Aaron Sass, Director of New Business Development, has been working with Appleton East High School students in the Career Launch Studio. The program helps students who wouldn’t otherwise know how to move from graduation into a career and prepares, equips, and launches them into success.
On a recent Saturday, 20 Appleton area Great Northern employees took part in the Pulling for Honor event held at the Appleton International Airport. The mission of the Pulling for Honor 2019 event was to fully fund one Honor Flight, enabling 100 veterans to experience an unforgettable trip to Washington D.C. Great Northern employees came ready to help fulfill this mission!
Great Northern is pleased to announce that Jeff Michels was recently promoted to President of the Packaging and Instore Groups. Michels moves into this newly created role after 14 years as the Packaging Business Unit Manager and a total of 21 years with Great Northern. He will have direct responsibility for Great Northern facilities in Racine, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Chippewa Falls, Wis., in addition to his current leadership of the Appleton, Wis. plant.
Two of Great Northern’s flexography printing experts, Geoff Roznak and Kevin Krause, shared their expertise at the 2019 FTA Forum, held in Atlanta in April. Geoff was an award committee member, and Kevin judged the combined corrugated and preprinted linearboard categories . Learn more about the award winners and the competition in FLEXO Magazine (May 2019).
As brand managers are seeking to position their products in new and different ways both in-store and online, there is more need for packaging to stand out. Great Northern’s Geoff Roznak shares industry leading expertise as session co-chair of FTA Forum 2019: Transitioning from Brown Boxes to Multi-Color Flexographic Printing – Join the Growth.