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Paper Discovery Center - Cardboard Outside the Box

Great Northern Partners with Paper Discovery Center to Create an “Outside the Box” Experience

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:

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Great Northern Cares - Pulling for Honor

Great Northern Employees Pull 200,000 lb. Plane for Local Veterans

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!

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Jeff Michels

Great Northern Promotes Jeff Michels to President of Packaging and Instore

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.

Read more: https://insights.retailenvironments.org/2019/06/04/great-northern-promotes-michels-to-president/

Flexo Printing Forum

Standing out on the Shelf: From Brown boxes to Multi-Color and Process Print

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.

 

Great Northern Cares - Feed My Starving Children

Great Northern Employees Fight Hunger With Feed My Starving Children

The Great Northern Instore Chicago team packed 11,230 meals for Feed My Starving Children, which will feed children in Haiti, Guatemala, and Colombia. This was the fifth year the team worked with the FMSC organization. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who help fight hunger, and for showing that Great Northern Cares.

Click here to check out all the work being done by our Great Northern Cares team.

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?