In the e-commerce marketplace, Great Northern is on a mission to help customers WIN. With that commitment, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new ISTA® 6 Testing Laboratory to Great Northern’s Appleton, WI packaging facility. The test lab will service Great Northern customers from all locations and business units.
Here, our in-house certified ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) technicians can test and certify packages and fully loaded pallets to pre-determine if packages are optimally designed to withstand the rigors of the supply chain and if design modifications are needed. The test equipment simulates drops, compression, impacts, and vibration. The rigorous testing will challenge package integrity, structure, and ability to withstand potential impacts and motions that could occur throughout the supply chain and delivery through the last mile.