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.
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 Northern Packaging will exhibit at the 2019 Cheese Industry Conference on April 17, 2019 at the Alliance Energy Center, Madison, WI. Cheese packaging is a big focus for Great Northern, so stop by our booth # 1030 to see the latest in cheese packaging solutions.