Great Northern’s Appleton Facility Maintains ISO Certification

The Great Northern Appleton facility has recently completed and passed its three-day ISO (International Organization for Standardization) re-certification audit and will be re-certified for another three years. The ISO 9001:2015 certification ensures a world class management system where an organization demonstrates its ability to consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This certification alsoRead more

Year Four of the Great Northern Collaborative Experience at UW-Stout Is Underway

Course Background This year's spring semester at the University of Wisconsin-Stout marks the fourth year of the Great Northern Corporation Collaborative Experience. Back in 2020, Great Northern announced that it would be investing in a four-year pilot project focused on advanced design and packaging. The sponsored course is an advanced design selective for graphic design students and a senior capstoneRead more

Great Northern’s Racine Facility Earns American Institute of Baking Certification

The Great Northern Racine facility has recently announced that it achieved its AIB (American Institute of Baking) Certification. Being AIB certified allows the Racine location to manufacture products for secondary packaging for customers. Racine joins the Great Northern - Appleton facility with the capability to provide certified packaging to food industry customers. Read More...
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Oshkosh and Twin Cities Plants Earn G7 Master Facility Re-Certification

Great Northern Packaging is pleased to announce that the Oshkosh and Twin Cities locations have been re-qualified as G7 Master Facilities and have both received a G7 Targeted designation for their digital and offset print presses. This qualification verifies that Great Northern’s digital and off-set presses meet G7 Targeted color specifications for grayscale colors, as well as primary and secondaryRead more

Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Renews Their Safe Quality Food Certification

Great Northern Packaging - Oshkosh has completed its SQF audit for 2023 and is pleased to announce its renewal of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. This certification validates that Great Northern has robust food safety control systems effectively implemented in its manufacturing process. SQF is recognized by retailers and food service providers around the world who require a rigorous,Read more

Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Earns Safe Quality Food Certification

Great Northern Packaging - Oshkosh is pleased to announce its renewal of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. This certification validates that Great Northern has robust food safety control systems effectively implemented in its manufacturing process. SQF is recognized by retailers and food service providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. Read More...
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Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Facility Earns G7 Targeted Certification

Great Northern Packaging is pleased to announce that the Oshkosh and Twin Cities facilities have both been recertified as a G7 Master Facility. The Twin Cities facility also received a G7 Targeted designation for its offset press while the Oshkosh facility received a G7 Targeted designation for both its digital and off-set print presses. This certification verifies that Great Northern’s digital and off-set pressesRead more
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First Year of Collaborative Course Produces Sustainable Packaging Designs

Introduction At the beginning of the 2021 fall semester at UW-Stout, the Great Northern Corporation Collaboration Experience kicked off. Six teams of packaging and graphic design students in the course were tasked with creating new, sustainable packaging for Reckitt, a client that makes Air Wick plug-in scented oils and diffusers. When the fall semester wrapped up, the students presented their final projects toRead more
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Great Northern Corporation Collaboration Experience is Underway

Earlier this fall, University of Wisconsin-Stout and Great Northern Corporation kicked off a four-year pilot project called the Great Northern Corporation Collaboration Experience. This sponsored course is an advanced design selective for graphic design students and a senior capstone for packaging students. The course is to be held four times over four years and is co-taught by packaging and graphicRead more
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Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Facility Earns Safe Quality Food Certification

Our Great Northern Packaging - Oshkosh facility is pleased to announce its renewal of the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. This certification validates that Great Northern has robust food safety control systems effectively implemented in their manufacturing process. SQF is recognized by retailers and food service providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. WhenRead more
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Great Northern Packaging – Oshkosh Facility Earns SFI Sourcing Label Certification

Great Northern Packaging - Oshkosh Facility is pleased to announce its renewal of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Sourcing Label Certification. This certification verifies that products from our Oshkosh facility come from recycled content or from a certified forest and that all the fiber in our products are acquired from sources that are in compliance with state, provincial or federalRead more
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Great Northern to invest in UW-Stout advanced design and packaging class to replicate industry

Great Northern is pleased to announce a collaboration with the University of Wisconsin–Stout to launch The UW-Stout Great Northern Corporation Collaboration Experience course, a four-year pilot project focused on advanced design and packaging. Students will receive instruction and work in cross-disciplinary teams to solve a packaging challenge or complete a project or competition.  “The Collaborative Experience is a multidisciplinary designRead more
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Great Northern Partners with Paper Discovery Center

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. Read More...
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Great Northern Joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS)

Great Northern is now a member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), a select group of companies that Amazon officially recognizes as packaging experts who can help e-commerce vendors with their packaging challenges. View the Press Release to Learn More. Learn how Great Northern can assist you with meeting Amazon’s new standards.

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?