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Inland Overview

La Crosse, WI
201 to 500 employees
1903
Company - Private
Manufacturing
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At Inland, our passion is creating great packaging, from the blue mountains we developed for Coors Light to barrier technology that keeps food fresh longer. A leading supplier for consumer brands everyone knows, Inland produces 26 billion labels annually for customers like ... Read more

Mission: Our Vision
Inland’s vision is growth—for our customers, our team members and our community. Inland creates the environment in which opportunities can be discovered and nurtured, and potential can be realized.

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Inland – Why Work For Us?


What We Do

Seasoned with Inspiration

Everyone at Inland knows why we do things the way we do, because how we work is important. Our people see a real pride and internalize it. It’s not the Midwest work ethic, although we don’t mind being respected for how hard we work. It’s better than that, even inspired.

We have frequent conversations about aligning our practices with our values. We keep honing, refining. We talk about the magic that happens when people collaborate, and feel the energy when we are part of a development team. We are always searching, learning, and finding ways to make our work product better.

We know how to make things work. And we pay attention to things that work remarkably well so we can make the most of it, learn from it, and apply it to the next project for the next customer. That’s how you build expertise.

How we work is unique to us. It is a combination of our processes, watchful eyes, excitement in creating something new, and commitment to doing things well. With each repeated trip to a grocery or big box store, every Inland family member comes to learn which product packaging was developed and produced here. The pride comes through every time.

Who We Are

We power great packaging… but what powers us?

An Inland career is an opportunity to create something exceptional. It means being an important part of a dynamic team.

Knowing our contributions are valued keeps us motivated and eager to embrace what’s next. Because we are an innovative company, there are many opportunities to learn new skills and work with new technologies. The pace at Inland is energizing.

We haven’t won Best Work Place in the America’s for three years running by accident. Inland values its employees and strives to…

  • Operate in a family-like atmosphere. We wear jeans every day and work alongside our friends.
  • Nurture, inspire, and develop individual employees so they receive personal satisfaction from their work.
  • Create an open, respectful environment where information is shared and teamwork is encouraged.
  • Celebrate successes, big and small!
  • Grow from within, giving our employees the opportunity to advance their skillsets and careers on their own timelines.

We welcome new talent as we grow.

Join a company where your contribution counts. Join the performance team at Inland.

We value our people

Inland employee benefits are a priority. We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits to our full-time team members to keep them healthy, happy and committed.

Many health and safety benefits are available.

  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee referral program
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness club member discount
  • Industrial eyewear & footwear program

A career at Inland includes sharing in the company’s success.

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Profit sharing
  • Gain sharing
  • Employer paid life insurance with optional voluntary insurance
  • Employer paid long-term disability
  • Optional short-term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Leadership development
  • Paid uniforms
  • Recognition for years of service
  • Flexible benefit plan

Time-off benefits contribute to quality of life.

  • Vacation
  • Sick pay
  • Paid holidays
  • Jury duty pay
  • Bereavement pay


An award-winning workplace

We take pride in attaining excellence in safety, quality and productivity. Inland has received awards from numerous organizations and from our customers. Our work is excellent. Just as importantly, we take care of each other.

  • Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award
  • America’s Safest Company Award
  • Best Workplace in America Award
  • MillerCoors Supplier of the Year
  • OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award (SHARP)

 

The Inland Story

From trusted local supplier to trusted global partner

There is something different about Inland.

A leader in advanced packaging technology, Inland Packaging has an impressive track record. Over the last seven decades, we have expanded dramatically into new products and new markets. Our tradition of inquiry and problem-solving—plus our substantial investment in new technology—have expanded our capabilities and made our culture of innovation possible.

Long known as the premier label printer for the big beer brands and the entire craft brewing industry, Inland has risen to prominence in new categories such as in-mold labeling (IML) and smart packaging. We now work collaboratively with brand owners and industry partners to advance innovative, best-in-class solutions for food, beverage and consumer product packaging.

Our history and our trajectory of success are points of pride, but they didn’t happen spontaneously. A solid work ethic is undoubtedly part of our success.

Other important elements about Inland’s character are harder to document, but in a word, Inland is family. It is a third-generation, family-owned company based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, built on relationships. The relationships began within our walls, among Inland employees, suppliers and customers. Over decades, they have flourished, becoming an extended network of strategic supply chain and customer relationships worldwide.

Give Back

We keep our communities strong

Three generations of Inland leaders have instilled in us a deep commitment to the communities in which we live.

Back in 2000 the Glendenning Family Foundation was formed as a way to share the success of the family business. Year after year the foundation has allocated funds throughout our communities to help improve the lives of area youth.

We have focused much of our support on United Way. Matching contributions from Inland are directed by United Way to local programs helping families and at-risk youth. Additional organizational support includes:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Children’s Museum of La Crosse
  • Gundersen Medical Foundation
  • La Crosse Area Family YMCA
  • La Crosse Family & Children’s Center
  • La Crosse Public Education Foundation
  • Riverfront
  • The Salvation Army
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Viterbo University
  • Western Technical College

At Inland, you have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger. To make an impact in a real and significant way. It’s woven into the thread of our company and shines bright in our communities.

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    Pros

    Inland is a family owned company led by people who really do care about their employees. I felt that when I first walked in the door and I still feel it today. The culture at Inland is evident by the large number of long term employees that work here. Many people have been here for 20+ years. The pride in the work done day in and day out is unbeatable. Inland also really values growing their employees, often promoting from within and providing educational opportunities to employees. Aside from that, Inland is a very family-friendly place to work, with great work-life balance. Pay is excellent, work is appreciated, and people are friendly. It's truly a team, and I love coming here every day.

    Cons

    Inland is a growing company spread out over numerous locations. Any company in the same situation is going to experience some growing pains. However, while change can be difficult, I think it's important to look at it for what it really is: opportunity. I feel that the continued growth and success of Inland as a company only means greater opportunity for all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication open to all employees and find ways to seek their feedback.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Inland (La Crosse, WI) in May 2013.

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    Pretty standard. But had to go through a physical fitness examination. And had to take a test for color vision. I also had to do some testing specific to the job I was applying for, but not sure if they do that anymore.

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Inland Awards & Accolades

  • Winner of 9 Graphics Excellence Awards, Great Lakes Graphics Association, 2017
  • Best Workplace in the Americas 2016, Printing Industries of America, 2016
  • Best Workplace in the Americas 2015, Printing Industries of America, 2015
  • Award of Excellence, Great Lakes Graphics Association, 2015
  • Best Workplace in the Americas(Large Companies and multi-plants), Printing Industries of America, 2014
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