We have a passion for understanding consumers and developing products that make their lives better.
Guy & O’Neill develops products that are equal to — or better than — the national brand. Put our expertise and reputation to work for your brand!
PRIVATE LABEL MANUFACTURING
A penchant for innovation and proprietary formulations make Guy & O’Neill an ideal partner for household cleaners and wet wipes for any surface.
Our ongoing research continues to uncover new consumer insights so that we can set the trends in makeup remover wipes and facial wipes.
From feminine hygiene products to personal lubricant, G&O provides personal care solutions that rival the leading brands.
Our adult care line includes adult incontinence products; rinse-free bathing wipes; and shampoos that clean, treat and protect the skin while eliminating odors.
Our job is to make you look good by reducing your costs, reducing your risks, delivering on commitments, producing goods more efficiently and challenging ourselves to create the highest quality products.
With our FDA- and EPA-registered facilities and high-speed custom equipment, G&O’s production team can produce a variety of package styles and sizes of resealable soft-packs, canisters, tubs and multi-sized bottles.
As specialists in product formulation, liquid filling, non-woven converting and packaging alternatives, we can steer the success of your cosmetic and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, cleaners, polishes and wet wipes.
OUR BRANDS GET THE JOB DONE
Guy & O’Neill brands provide your customers with premium products that perform as well as — or better than — the leading brands. Stock your shelves with high quality selections at a competitive price.
WHEN YOUR CUSTOMERS DEMAND THE BEST, LOOK TO G&O
For more than 40 years, Guy & O’Neill has manufactured a legacy of success by putting people first. We offer a wide range of capabilities — from wet wipes to liquid-fill products — and state-of-the-art equipment that is all in-house.
We boast a short time to market, and our excellent customer service has resulted in a 99.9% on-time, in-full shipping rate. Our passion pushes us to create high-quality, innovative products, and we have the third-party audits to prove it.
“G&O has consistently demonstrated their quality system excellence but has really stepped up their game in the last year.”
“Guy & O’Neill's quality audit scored in the top 4 of the many thousands of facilities I have audited over my 25-year career.”
Quality Auditor from a major cosmetics manufacturer
“Very clean, organized, great quality program and excellent people. Their lean activities are very noticeable, as they should be.”
GUY & O’NEILL INC. DONATES WET WIPES FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
September 5, 2017
Fredonia, WI, September 5, 2017 – Guy & O’Neill Inc., a manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and personal care products, is donating disinfecting wipes, bath wipes and other personal hygiene products to aid Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery.
“Guy & O’Neill is a company that cares, and not just with our own employees and customers, but also nationally. And the people in Houston need help”, said Tom Misgen, President of Guy & O’Neill. Items like cleaning wipes, bath wipes and personal hygiene products are not often the most popular to donate, but they are much needed. “An item like a bath wipe can give people a little bit of normalcy back in their lives. I imagine there are people who have not had the luxury of a shower in a week or so and these products give them the opportunity to hit the reset button”, Misgen said.
The company is trying to provide a sense of home and comfort from their community in Fredonia, Wisconsin to the families and communities in Houston, Texas. The commercial retail value of the products being sent down there is roughly $200,000. The semi-truck of product ships out on Tuesday, September 5th and it will take about 2 days before it will get down to Texas, before it can be unloaded and given to people in need.
GUY AND O’NEILL INC. NAMED A WINNER OF THE SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN 2017 TOP WORKPLACE AWARD BY THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
May 1, 2017
Fredonia, WI, May1, 2017 – Guy and O’Neill Inc., a private label and contract manufacturer, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is the second year in a row the company has been bestowed the award as it was also recognized as a top workplace in 2016. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Milwaukee,” said Ralph Patitucci, CEO and Chairman, Guy and O’Neill Inc. “It is truly an honor to be recognized as a top workplace for the second year in a row by our employees. We work so hard to cultivate a culture that people want to be a part of. I’m so proud of all our Guy & O’Neill employees, who we truly consider to be family. They are the ones that make Guy & O’Neill a great place to work and the culture so special.” Jennifer Engert, HR Manager, added “I’m so excited that Guy & O’Neill was recognized for this honor again. Guy & O’Neill is a great place to work and I’m so thankful to all our employees. They are the ones that make it happen and this award is a reflection of the can-do spirit and attitude they bring to work every day.”
Elsner Designs and Builds Next Generation Rewinder for Canister Wipes
June 6, 2017
Hanover, PA– Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. announces the design and build of their next generation rewinder targeted for the canister wipes market. The Elsner G3 takes the industry leading ENR-1000 concept and experience a big step forward.
Increased Speed, Increased Production
With increases in speed, cycle rate and finished roll size, the G3 will give converters a boost in production and capability. With feedback from customers using the existing model, Elsner’s team of engineers focused on the key points that were commonly heard.
The Features: Customer Feedback in Action for Big Gains
The move to 700 feet per minute web speed is where converters will see immediate gains. A 75% gain is going to keep downstream equipment very busy. The 12” finished diameter increase (up from 10” on the previous model) gives their customer greater range in the growing ‘gym wipe’ and other large roll sector. Each machine will include access to the Elsner IIOT app for real time data analysis, production feedback and trend monitoring. In addition, the app has embedded manuals, maintenance alerts, contact forms and other functionality.
“A close look at our perforator design was key to the development of our third generation nonwovens rewinder,” states Bert Elsner, II, Elsner’s President/CEO. “Our R&D team looked at how to better balance the knife body, handle the bearing mounting and make the blades easier to install. We are very pleased with the outcome and cannot wait to see the new design in action in our customer’s facilities.”
Guy & O’Neill: A Partnership for Success
When bringing a new machine to the industry, the key to success is finding the proper partner for machine number 1. Working closely with long time customer Guy & O’Neill, of Fredonia, WI, Elsner found a great fit.
“Guy & O’Neill’s growth and our machine build progress lined up perfectly,” says Jay Roth, Corporate Sales Manager for Elsner. “As they revealed their outlook and production needs moving forward, it was great timing to get G&O involved with the G3. The timelines worked for both teams. We are finishing up the build, integrating the optional features our customers expect, including our ultrasonic tail tie, and fine tuning to G&O’s exact needs. With their support, we are putting the machine through production level testing before we let it out of our building. We want to make sure they see the full value of their investment from the moment we install the machine in Wisconsin.”
Guy & O’Neill is thrilled to partner with Elsner to be first to market with the new machine.
“G&O is very excited to partner with Elsner on this new technology,” commented Tom Misgen, President and COO of Guy & O’Neill. Elsner is already the leader in center-pull roll converting equipment. The new G3 brings the level of performance to a new level. The new Elsner G3 is the heart of our new, automated, state-of-the-art, canister manufacturing line. Simply stated, this new process will be the most efficient AND flexible canister manufacturing line in the world.”
Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.: Founded in 1934, Elsner designs and manufactures converting and packaging machinery. Elsner’s wide range of machines are used to convert and package such products as rolled and folded wipes, medical disposables, film, gift wrap, aluminum foil and wallpaper. Elsner currently services and supports over 3000 machines worldwide with equipment in 60 countries. www.elsnereng.com
GUY & O’NEILL INC. RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE IN INTERTEK AUDIT
Fredonia, WI, May 31, 2017 – Guy & O’Neill Inc., a private label and contract manufacturer, is happy to announce we scored an unheard of 100 out of 100 points on our most recent audit with the Intertek Audit on April 18, 2017. The global average score is a 78 out of 100.
The Intertek Audit is a Good Manufacturing Practice Assessment Report (GMP) which rates facility performance. Facility performance is an analysis on organization and personnel, facilities and equipment, material controls, production and process controls, and laboratory controls. The performance summary also includes packaging and labeling controls, non-conformance, change control, and document and records control. Between these sections, there were 171 questions. Guy & O’Neill received a 94 on their previous assessment on December 7, 2015 and an 87 on their very first Intertek Audit on December 8, 2013.
To improve the audit score to 100 out of 100 means that Guy & O’Neill’s facility demonstrates control and compliance with applicable GMP regulatory requirements with high performance. “We scored an unheard of 100 out of 100 points. This is amazing! Auditors do not give perfect scores, but we received one. Yet another example of our outstanding performance, this time it is validated by an outside entity. Regardless of what this report states, we know that we are not perfect. We still have room to improve…and we will,” stated Tom Misgen, Guy & O’Neill’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
GUY & O’NEILL, INC. WINS 2017 GROCERY HEADQUARTERS TRAILBLAZER AWARD
February 20, 2017
Fredonia, WI, February 20, 2017 – Guy & O’Neill, Inc. a private label and contract manufacturer, is pleased to announce that they were awarded the 2017 Private Label Trailblazer Award by Grocery Headquarters in their February, 2017 issue. The award is given out annually to those companies recognized for driving growth in the private label industry.
Guy and O’Neill was recognized for its innovation in the personal lubricant category. The company recently launched a new line of personal lubricants that is made from all natural ingredients and is preservative, paraben and sugar free. “We are very pleased to receive the award. The Trailblazer Award recognizes Guy & O’Neill’s commitment to delivering innovation that meets unmet consumer needs and that helps retailers grow their private brands,” stated Greg Fries, Guy & O’Neill’s Vice President of Marketing. “Consumers are increasingly looking for personal care products with fewer, more natural ingredients. Our personal lubricant was the first to have the claim Made with All Natural Ingredients approved by the FDA. I could not be more proud of the team,” he added.
The full article can be found here, http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/February-2017/Praise-for-Private-Label/.
GUY & O’NEILL INC. WINS 2016 PRODUCTIVITY GAINED AND SUSTAINED AWARD
November 21, 2016
Guy & O’Neill Inc., a private label and contract manufacturer, is pleased to announce that they won Redzone’s 2016 Productivity Gained and Sustained Award for improving and sustaining their overall equipment effectiveness by over 30 percentage points. Redzone is an iPad based productivity software which Guy & O’Neill has used to propel their efficiency improvements over the last three years. Guy & O’Neill was one of three companies among 166 to win Redzone’s Productivity Gained and Sustained Award.
“We are very pleased to have won the award. The 2016 Productivity Gained and Sustained Award validates our efforts and demonstrates to our employees that their efforts are being recognized by independent, external examiners. I could not be more proud of the G&O team.” stated Tom Misgen, G&O’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Redzone commented that Guy & O’Neill’s efficiency gains are remarkable and recognized Guy and O’Neill’s participation and dedication to Kaizen activities.
This is the second year in a row that Guy & O’Neill has been recognized for their productivity improvements. In 2015, Brad Wickesberg, G&O’s Continuous Improvement Engineer, won Redzone’s Champion and Leader of the Year award.
The award was presented to Guy & O’Neill on November 7th, 2016 at the second annual Redzone Community Awards Dinner in conjunction with the Pack Expo 2016. Learn more about Redzone at http://rzsoftware.com/.
GUY & O’NEILL INC. to Exhibit in Booth 314 at PLMA in Chicago
October 24, 2016
Fredonia, WI, October 24, 2016 – Once again, PLMA is returning to Chicago. Guy & O’Neill Inc., a private label and contract manufacturer, will be exhibiting their products and services relating to wet wipes, liquid fill and more. This year the company is proud to showcase our capabilities in household cleaning wipes, automotive wipes, facial wipes and personal care wipes and lubricants. The show dates are November 14 and 15 and takes place at the Rosemont Horizon Convention Center in Chicago Illinois. You are invited to schedule an appointment or visit us at Booth 314 anytime during the show.Read More
Guy & O'Neill Holds Company Celebration for Achieving Production Targets for Major Customer
August 17, 2016
Guy & O’Neill held a company-wide celebration to recognize and reward its employees for successfully doubling production between April and August, 2016 to meet growing demand from one of its largest customers.
Guy & O’Neill was called upon by a major Fortune 500 company to double production of one of its major product lines starting in April, 2016. Production lines have been going 24 hours a day, seven days a week since the increase in orders were placed. Guy & O’Neill’s workforce stepped up in a big way! Dozens of employees voluntarily worked hundreds of hours of overtime including weekends to make it happen, with some employees working up to 31 weekend days during the four-month period. Tom Misgen, COO and Vice President of Operations commented, “Once again in typical Guy & O’Neill fashion, our team stepped up. Our employees gave up their time with loved ones so they could meet our customer’s needs. I’m so proud of their drive and determination.”
To recognize and reward its employees for the accomplishment, Guy & O’Neill held a company-wide celebration on August 4. The event included a catered lunch for all three shifts and bonuses and raffle prizes for those who voluntarily worked overtime and on the weekends. Employees that worked overtime earned time and half and those that worked weekends earned additional bonuses and prizes that amounted to more than $20,000. Some of the prizes included big screen TV’s and new grills.
Guy & O’Neill expects the increase in demand to continue through September and will continue to hire new production employees through the end of the year. Guy & O’Neill provides outstanding pay & benefits and was recognized by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin. Visit www.guyandoneill.com if interested in employment opportunities.
GUY & O'NEILL PLANS MAJOR ADDITION
August 11, 2016
Guy & O’Neill has announced plans for a major expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Fredonia, WI to accommodate expanding business needs.
Guy & O’Neill is growing its private label retail business and is finalizing plans to add 132,000 square feet of additional space to its facilities located in Fredonia, WI to better meet customer demand. Major Club, Mass Merchandiser and Drug Chain retailers have been seeking Guy & O’Neill for private brand solutions for their Personal Care and Household Care categories. Tom Misgen, COO and Vice President of Operations commented, “The increase in space is long overdue. We will soon exhaust our available space. This addition will be primarily used for manufacturing and warehousing which frees room in our existing facilities enabling us to better meet the needs of our customers.”
The proposed building will have a 29-foot roof, and the exterior finish will mimic the existing facilities. The estimated value of the addition is $3.7MM. The Fredonia Village Board has authorized the agreement of the expansion plans to be reviewed by the village attorney. If that agreement can be finalized and the design gains approval from the Architectural Review Board, company officials hope to break ground in the fall. Occupancy is expected some time next year.
GUY AND O’NEILL NAMED A WINNER OF THE SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN 2016 TOP WORKPLACE AWARD BY THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
May 14, 2016
Guy and O’Neill has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.Read More