History

Great Lakes Packaging (GLP) is headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, which is located approximately 20 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Founded in 1963, the Company takes pride in doing the “unique” for the customer, while delivering service and quality unsurpassed in our industry.

In late 2014, GLP was acquired by Green Bay Packaging – which has enabled GLP to offer many more resources and capabilities to our existing and future customers.   To learn more about Green Bay Packaging, please visit the following website  www.gpb.com

GLP supplies corrugated and plastic corrugated containers, point-of-purchase products, foam and specialty packaging, fulfillment/contract packaging and related services to a broad range of customers and industries. Our goal is to work with our customers to integrate their packaging requirements and provide “one-stop shopping” where it is justified.

GLP’s business has three main product lines:

  • Industrial corrugated products and shipping containers.
  • In-Store (retail) packaging solutions (point-of-purchase displays, retail ready packaging & fulfillment).
  • Highly engineered products – wood, foam & corrugated specialty packaging.

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The Company is an industry leader and one of the largest independent packaging converting operations in our marketing area, building it’s reputation on state-of-the-art design capabilities and technology. An experienced work force provides our customers with the flexibility and superior service required to be successful in today’s marketplace.

The headquarters campus consists of over 150,000 square feet of office and manufacturing facilities in the Germantown Industrial Park. GLP also has over 30,000 square feet of facilities in Madison, Wisconsin for foam and plastic corrugated converting, fulfillment and contract packaging. A sales office is also located in the Chicago area. In addition, warehouse space is leased as required to support the needs of our customers. The Company operates multiple shifts on a 5-day week with over 115 dedicated employees at a capacity level that meets the changing needs of our customers.

GLP was ISO 9001 certified in 1997 and upgraded to the new ISO 9001:2008 standards in 2009. We also have a Lean Strategies program in place and actively participate with our customers in their quality efforts and activities to reduce costs.

Our information systems include Amtech Imaginera software for Customer Service and Production management including bar-coding, ARTIOS CAD, and EDI capabilities. Almost every major aspect of our business is automated.

The business was ISO 9001 certified in 1997 and upgraded to the new ISO 9001:2008 standards in 2009.   We have successfully completed all of our ISO audits since, including our most recent in March 2016.

Just-in-time programs are available to our customers and are customized to meet their special requirements. As part of this effort, substantially all customer products are transported by a fleet of GLP trucks consisting of trailers, tractors, straight trucks and express vans for quick deliveries.

Great Lakes Packaging is focused on long-term partnerships with our customers, providing exceptional value and innovative solutions to the overall packaging process.