Core Values

Our core values are the foundation of our culture and have made Great Northern a great company to work for and do business with for over 50 years.


  • Act with consistency and predictability that does not waiver in the face of adversity.
  • Have honesty and respect underlie all of your actions.
  • Earn the trust of others and be trusting of others.
  • Do what is right, not what is merely convenient.

Personal Growth

  • Be responsible for your position and be accountable for your actions and choices.
  • Be decisive – make thoughtful decisions with a sense of urgency.
  • Treat every day with the same “can do” attitude of your first day.
  • Be supportive of and responsive to your co-workers and GNC stakeholders.
  • Commit to coaching and mentoring at all levels.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Serve the customer through innovation, responsiveness, and quality.
  • Prevent bureaucracy by allowing responsible people to make decisions.
  • Be a fair and fierce competitor.
  • Encourage risk taking and support change.

Shared Future

  • Provide a work environment that is safe.
  • Participate in open and honest communications.
  • Involve people in decision-making and be open to ideas from all sources.
  • Recognize individual contributions as well as team successes.
  • Hire talented individuals and provide them with the tools to succeed.
  • Conduct ourselves with the highest regard for our customers, employees, suppliers, other stakeholders and the communities in which we work.