Quality Assurance and Compliance Quality Assurance and Compliance


Who We Are

Northern Labs has been a part of the Manitowoc community since 1946. We have a long-standing belief that our people are the beating heart of our company. Many folks retire from Northern Labs with well over 30 years under their belt and they continue, as retirees, to be an important part of our family.

As we've grown and expanded numerous times over the years, we have continued to attract the best and the brightest to our family. What does it mean to become a part of the Northern Labs team?


Being an employee at Northern Labs means enjoying the following benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Additional group life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Cash profit sharing, distributed twice per year
  • Tuition aid
  • Part time positions available in some areas
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): All full time employees are eligible for vacation at 3 months of employment and get one floating holiday immediately upon employment
  • 8 national paid holidays per year and one floating holiday (employee’s choice)
  • Company store with product discounts
  • Annual flu shot clinic and Health Risk Assessment
  • Private space for nursing mothers


Aside from the more expected benefits, Northern Labs believes in providing opportunities for fun, in and outside of the workplace:
  • Rotating Pandora music schedule for plant employees
  • Casual Fridays
  • Monthly attendance bonus drawings
  • Multiple lunchrooms with microwaves, refrigerators and hot/cold vending
  • Quarterly catered appreciation meals
  • Discounted/sponsored walks and runs
  • Discounted/sponsored health programs (ie. Lean on the Lakeshore)
  • Sports team sponsorships
  • Annual summer picnic
  • Members of Northern Labs Employee Association (NLEA) receive a holiday gift
  • Holiday potlucks and contests
  • Work anniversary recognition
  • Recognition of a family addition
  • Donuts on overtime days
  • Periodic opening of beverage machines
  • Monthly company newsletter

Giving Back

The Northern Labs team is full of people who volunteer their time for causes close to their hearts. We believe it's important to donate a portion of our profits to these same causes and many others.

Organizations we donate to include:

  • United Breast Cancer Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Head Injury Foundation
  • Lakeshore Humane Society
  • Salvation Army
  • Manitowoc Youth Baseball Association
  • Manitowoc Professional Police Association
  • Manitowoc Sheriff's Department Association
  • Hope House of Manitowoc
  • Peter's Pantry
  • Heart-a-Rama
  • Friends of Mariners Trail
  • Pink Heals of Manitowoc County
  • Many sports clubs/booster clubs at local high schools

Career Advancement

Many opportunities exist to advance one's career at Northern Labs. No matter where you start, there is often a path to more responsibility and exciting challenges.

Career Paths

Other opportunities for self improvement include:

  • Take advantage of company-sponsored training
  • Sit on committees, such as Safety Committee
  • Job shadowing and Youth Apprenticeships
  • Tuition Aid program

Mission Green

Northern Labs recognizes that we affect the environment on a daily basis, as individuals and as a company. We are committed to continually improving our practices and minimizing any impact Northern Labs has on the environment. We seek to be a leading chemical manufacturer in environmental compliance and safety.

Environmental Compliance: We have contracted with and are audited annually by environmental consultants. They oversee all environmental compliance operations and provide guidance on environmental programs.

Hazardous Waste Management: Over 90% of our hazardous waste is sent off-site to be recycled into fuel blending operations. We have an active waste minimization program in place and operate our own in-house waste treatment process.

Solid Waste Management: All office paper, newspapers and corrugated are recycled through local recycling centers. All scrap plastic is recycled either in-house or at a local recycling center. Glass bottles are reused as much as possible, and broken glass is recycled at the local recycler. All scrap aluminum is recycled. We also maintain a pallet recycling program.

Northern Labs invests in the following conservation/efficiency measures:

  • Motion-sensor faucets
  • Natural light
  • LED lighting
  • CFL bulbs
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Double-paned windows