Our Core Values
Core values and mission statements only matter if you live them. It’s not enough to tack them up on the walls of the conference rooms and forget about them. At Northern Tool + Equipment, we stay true to our values; we live them every day. We don’t chase the latest corporate fashion. We ground our business decisions in fundamentals. NTE’s six core values serve as the guiding and overarching principles of the company, which all employees should understand, believe in, and live by when doing business. Each core value has two core competencies, shown in Northern Tool’s core competency model.
1. KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER
We keep our focus on the customer. We anticipate needs and deliver solutions. We work to develop a high level of cooperation and mutual respect, we establish lasting relationships.
2. PROVIDE VALUE
We don’t hesitate at Northern Tool + Equipment. We make timely, informed decisions that drive us to meet our business goals. We pay attention to the road ahead and work to eliminate roadblocks. We put our team in a position to succeed.
3. ACT WITH INTEGRITY
We take responsibility for our actions and gain the trust of our customers by demonstrating integrity in our interactions with them. We treat people with fairness, honesty, and respect. We believe in straightforward communication.
4. EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUAL
We stay hungry at Northern Tool + Equipment. We support and encourage opportunities for personal learning and development, and we empower our team members to take responsibility for their own development.
5. BE ENTREPRENEURIAL
We understand that innovation is the key to success. We grow our business because we adapt to changing circumstances and embrace change. We find ways to make change work for our business.
6. HAVE FUN
We take pride in what we do and support the efforts our coworkers. We acknowledge and we celebrate our achievements. Most of all, we stay positive and create new opportunities.