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Laminations VBoard® is put to the test in the classroom

VBoard in the Classroom

Great Northern Laminations’ Account Manager, Mary Smith, recently visited her son’s 4th grade class at Dryden Elementary in Arlinton Heights, IL, to help with an end-of-the year assignment: to teach the kids about soft skills such as collaboration and problem-solving. This year’s assignment was to work in groups to build, stack, and carry five boxes. Without any extra materials, the 19 students found that carrying the stacked boxes was almost impossible. But with the aid of Laminations’ VBoard edge protection and a few rubber bands, the students were able to quickly and easily carry, and even race their stacked boxes.

Just one of the many ways Laminations VBoard® can solve a stacking challenge!

Frustration Free Packaging

Amazon requiring new packaging standards effective 8/1/19

Effective 8/1/19, Amazon will require all packages that exceed 18”x 14”x 8” or greater than 20 lbs. sold through Amazon to comply with its Frustration-Free Packaging program. For those vendors who don’t comply with the new standards, financial penalties will apply. Early adaptors of the new standards will receive financial incentives.

As a member of Amazon’s APASS network, Laminations can assist its distributor partners and their customers with how to comply with Amazon’s new packaging guidelines.

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Laminations’ Aaron Sass Wins JA Volunteer of the Year

We’re excited to announce Great Northern Laminations’ Aaron Sass has won the Junior Achievement’s Volunteer of the Year award! He was selected for his dedication to the program, as well as for his flexibility to contribute wherever the need is greatest. Aaron has helped JA to reach over 500 students from elementary through high school, both during and after school hours, and has recruited others to help with this fantastic program. “Aaron truly goes above and beyond to support the students in the Fox Cities,” commented Vicki Kessler, Program Manager at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. Read More…

SUREContainer by Laminations

SUREContainer™ Provides a New, Ergonomic Alternative to Bulk or Gaylord Containers

When loading or unloading heavy Items or a multitude of smaller items, it can a challenge to load over the top of large bins and containers. Loading or unloading from the side or front of the container is much easier. With removable walls, SUREContainer is an ergonomic, safer solution allowing for front and side loading. It gives workers much more control and Items can be stacked and placed safely and efficiently. Custom sizes to fit your products and applications are available! Read More…

Laminations Earns Veritiv Tier 1 Supplier Designation

In the spirit of our mission, Helping our customers win by doing what others can’t or won’t, the Great Northern Laminations team has earned a Tier 1 designation with Veritiv, a leading North American B-To-B distributor. As the only edge protection provider in the Tier 1 supplier category, Laminations shares this status with 6 other companies: 3M, Sealed Air, Pregis, IPG, Berry Global, and Sigma. The new designation was announced January 2018. This is the first time Veritiv has added a Tier 1 partner since the inception of its program three years ago.

The Laminations team has received this notable designation through GREAT SERVICE, showing exceptional responsiveness day in and day out, GREAT RELIABILITY by delivering consistent quality and dependability, and GREAT SOLUTIONS as an innovative, value-added partner. Read More…

Ensure Packages Arrive Looking Good and Undamaged

When shipping heavy, bulky and large items, it’s important that they arrive at the customer’s doorstep in good condition. Laminations VBoard® edge and corner protection can safeguard just about any type, shape or size package. Learn more about how to protect large, valuable items such as furniture, appliances, electronics, windows, and doors.

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