Tom and Taylor Rock

Tom Rock is a Lift Truck Driver for Great Northern and has been with the company for 33 years, while his son Taylor Rock, a Forklift Driver, has been with Great Northern for almost a year. Even though their amount of time with Great Northern is different, their reason for joining is the same. “In 1988 I was starting a family and I wanted stability,” said Tom. “I wanted to ensure a better future for myself and my son,” replied Taylor.

Tom says he enjoys finding ways to succeed in the fast-paced environment that is the shipping department and working with his coworkers. “Great Northern is a good place to work, I wouldn’t have stayed if I didn’t believe that,” said Tom. “I’m living and sharing the Great Northern vision with my youngest son, and his future with the company.”

Taylor is focused on keeping the next generation of Great Northern alive. “I’m doing this by giving my best effort every day and helping others when and where I can.” Finally, when Taylor was asked what it is like to have the opportunity to work with his father, he replied “Not many people get to have that opportunity, so it’s a great feeling knowing that I do.”

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?