NVBDC: National Veteran Business Development Council

Great Lakes Label is a certified veteran-owned business. The National Veteran Business Development Council is the original Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of a Veterans status, ownership and operational control.

Veteran Owned Business

Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert)

Getting certified by SBA as veteran-owned (VOSB) makes your business eligible to compete for sole-source and set-aside contracts at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA sets aside at least 7% of its contracts each year specifically for certified VOSBs and SDVOSBs. You can also compete for contracts under other qualifying socio-economic programs.

FTA: Flexographic Technical Association

FTA is an association celebrating and promoting excellence in flexography. This keeps its members one step ahead and on the cutting edge of flexographic printing.

Great Lakes Label GMI certification

GMI: Graphic Measures International

Graphic Measures International is a respected leader in global packaging and quality management ensuring brand integrity.

IOPP: Institute of Packaging Professionals

This institute helps members learn more about packaging, get noticed by industry leaders, and to become an industry leader as a packaging professional.

plma - private label manufacturers association logo

PLMA: Private Label Manufacturers Association

A non-profit organization promoting private label within industries such as food, beverage, personal care, household, and leisure.

PMA: Produce Marketing Association

An organization representing companies from the produce and floral industries. Their vision is to connect brands to build a healthier world.

SAM: System for Award Management

A registration within SAM.gov (System for Award Management) is required in order to receive Federal Funds for Contracting work or Grants from the United States government.