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Great Northern Cares – Laminations Team Adopts Families in Need During the Holidays

The Great Northern Cares – Laminations team had the pleasure of working with the Community Benefit Tree during the holiday season. They adopted three Fox Valley, Wisconsin families, providing gift cards, clothing, household goods, toiletries, and toys. One family even received a set of new tires and brakes.

Altogether the team raised $1,400 for the families, helping them have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you to all involved!

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Great Northern Cares Supports Daniel Kids Holiday Drive

The Great Northern Cares Laminations team in Jacksonville, FL spread some extra joy this season by participating in the Daniel Kids Holiday Drive. The team donated books, clothing, toys, electronics, sports equipment and monetary donations to provide Christmas presents for children and teens who would otherwise go without. The team was able to help 100 children and soon to be adults have a wonderful Christmas!

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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…

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?