Our StoryGeneral Converting (GCI) was founded in 1982 and was comprised then of three people, a 1-color press, a small die cutter, and a gluer. Today, the thriving GCI remains an independent company and now employs a staff of over 65 people, most of whom have been with the company for 10 years and longer. We are located in Bolingbrook, IL in a 122,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility which includes the latest technology and equipment to exceed our customer’s needs and meet their deadlines in the most cost effective way possible.
PhilosophyOur fundamental philosophy is simple and effective. Become a working partner with our customers, and thoroughly understand the needs and requirements of each one. In this way we put ourselves in a position to anticipate those needs and respond. GCI has been structured to be flexible, creative, and immediately available to our customers. We don't permit anything to get in the way of our ability to respond.
Staff PartnershipIt's the people, not the equipment, that ultimately defines what makes the difference at GCI, and our people are the very best. GCI is a family, and the concepts of partnership and teamwork are not just buzzwords but a daily reality here. Our staff work together, share their efforts and expertise, and all get to participate daily in decisions both big and small, long-term and short-term. Formal titles do not exist within the company because we believe they can sometimes get in the way of getting the job done. Nobody has all the answers and our open management style allows everyone to participate and grow. We are small enough, yet big enough, to relate to and support companies who need and demand the very best in quality and service without the delays and bureaucracy often found in large companies. We're all responsible for getting the customer's job done and for delivering satisfaction and we take that very seriously here at GCI.
No Voicemail!At GCI, there is no voicemail. When you call, you will speak to a real human being, and a real member of the GCI family. And, in the same way, your job will be handled with care from start to finish by our dedicated personnel.
General Converting SpiritThe size of the company and the "can-do" attitude of our people allow us to approach new ideas as concepts and opportunities to meet challenges. The spirit of pushing beyond the norm, the idea of being true to yourself, and being true to your fellow workmate fuels the people of GCI. As a privately owned company, we look forward to the future with great confidence and enthusiasm. We invite all who may be interested in finding a "true partner and friend" to visit our home. Discover for yourself the spirit, friendliness, and professionalism of the people of GCI. Contact us today to find out how we can serve you!
Memberships/CertificationsSQF Institute www.sqfi.com
EPA Green Power Partnership www.epa.gov/greenpower
Renewable Choice Energy www.renewablechoiceenergy.com
National Confectioners Association www.candyusa.com
Paperboard Packaging Council www.paperbox.org