Jan. 24, 2024 - The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced that Great Northern Corporation has pledged an additional $50,000 to support the foundation's programs and services.
"ICPF is grateful to have the continued support of Great Northern Corporation," said ICPF President Caitlin Salaverria. "Their generous $50,000 donation will allow us to continue the foundation's programs and services that aim to grow the labor force of the corrugated packaging industry."
ICPF is currently strengthening existing programs and services, while expanding their work to address other critical needs. This has included creating a social media presence, building partnerships with the education community, beginning to expand student and faculty knowledge at trade schools and community colleges, and developing marketing/communications tools to promote the many benefits of choosing a career in corrugated packaging.
"We believe that ICPF's work is critical to the growth and development of the corrugated packaging industry and therefore offer our support of ICPF through participation as a corporate partner," said Jeff Michels, Great Northern CEO.
Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, Great Northern is a leading developer and manufacturer of creative solutions for packaging, shipping, merchandising and distributing products for industrial, commercial and retail markets.
ICPF is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation whose mission is to grow the labor force of the corrugated packaging industry now and into the future. ICPF is largely supported by individual corrugated manufacturers and supply companies, and is co-sponsored by AICC - The Independent Packaging Association (based in the Washington D.C. area) and the Fibre Box Association (based in the Chicago area).
Over the past 30 years, ICPF has conducted numerous other educational initiatives, programs, and competitions to advance student and faculty knowledge of the corrugated packaging industry, and the exciting career opportunities this $30.8 billion-a-year industry offers.
SOURCE: International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICFP)
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