In 2010 LR INTERNATIONAL was awarded C-TPAT certification by The United States Customs Service. LRI was re-certified under C-TPAT in 2014 for an additional 4 years.


LR INTERNATIONAL is an approved air freight agent certified by the International Air Transportation Association.

International Trade Club of ChicagoInternational Trade Club of Chicago

Ric Frantz C.E.O. of LR INTERNATIONAL is a Director Emeritus and past President of The International Trade Club of Chicago. The ITC of Chicago is the oldest and most prestigious International Trade Club in the United States.

OTI LicenseOTI License

LRI holds an OTI license to operate as an International Freight Forwarder and ocean freight consolidator from the U.S. Department of Transportation- Federal Maritime Commission. LRI also holds a property broker’s license (FMCSA) for domestic transport, and maintains a TSA approved security program for airfreight services.

Presidential E AwardPresidential "E" Award

LR International was presented with the "E" Award at the May 17, 2012 World Trade Week ceremonies in Washington DC.

U.S. companies are nominated for the "E" Award through the U.S. Commercial Service's office network in 108 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries which help U.S. companies export. The primary criterion for the "E" Award is four years of successive export growth, or of supporting the export growth of others. "E" Awards are awarded to applicants that can demonstrate a significant contribution to U.S. export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable, and has broad impact.

All nominations are reviewed by the "E" Award Committee, which is chaired by the Department of Commerce, and includes representatives of ExIm Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, State, and Transportation. Read More

Governor's Export award for Community Service

Governor's Export Award given to Mr. Ric Frantz for community service, May 1998

In May of 1998, Ric Frantz, Co-founder and Managing Director of LR International, Inc. received the 1998 Governor's Export award for Community Service. This was in recoginition of his outstanding willingness to lecture on all phases of export for the State of Illinois, International Trade Organizations, Universities and Colleges, and Individual Companies. Mr. Frantz has participated in these types of programs for over 20 years.

Lastly, Mr. Frantz was appointed President of the International Trade Club of Chicago this year for a two year term. The ITCC is the nation's oldest and most prestigous international trade organization.

Board of Directors Madison International Trade Association (MITA)

Madison International Trade Association (MITA)