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VERIFIED GROSS MASS: What Is It And What Do I Need To Do As A Shipper?VERIFIED GROSS MASS: What Is It And What Do I Need To Do As A Shipper?

It's the hot topic in the ocean transport world. Many companies are talking about it but has your company created a plan on how you will be compliant with the rules?? If not, we are here to help.
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LR International, Inc. Awarded Second Presidential "E" AwardLR International, Inc. Awarded Second Presidential "E" Award

LRI is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2016 Presidential E-Star Award for excellence in export services! This is the second E-Award LR has received from the Secretary of Commerce.
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LRI Awards the 2016 Global Vision Scholarship to Hannah GraftonLRI Awards the 2016 Global Vision Scholarship to Hannah Grafton

Every year, LRI awards a high school senior a monetary scholarship to assist with college or other vocation training/endeavors. The recipient must apply by writing an essay explaining their global vision for an International career.
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LRI Helps Children of The Nations CharityLRI Helps Ship Food to Sierra Leone for Children of The Nations

LRI recently arranged to ship a container of food to Sierra Leone for the charity, Children of The Nations (COTN).  The food will be used to help areas that suffered from the Ebola outbreak in 2015.
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LRI Chief Operating Officer Teaches Junior Achievement ClassesLRI Chief Operating Officer Teaches Junior Achievement Classes

LRI C.O.O. Paul Jarzombek will be teaching 6th grade Junior Achievement classes in Grand Rapids MI today, March 18!

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LRI's Ric Frantz Re-Appointed to IDECLRI's Ric Frantz Re-Appointed to IDEC

LRI's C.E.O., Ric Frantz, was recently re-appointed to the Illinois District Export Council (IDEC) by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker.
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LRI Toy & Pet Drive ResultsLRI Toy & Pet Drive Results

Thanks to all who donated to the LRI/R&M toy and pet drive this year. We had our biggest year ever thanks to you!
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LRI provides 3PL warehouse services in nine locations in the USALRI 3PL - Case Study: LRI provides 3PL warehouse services in nine locations in the USA

What are 3PL services? Third party logistics services (3PL) are inventory management services provided by a third party.
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LR International Named to Planning Committee for the 2016 West Michigan World Trade WeekLR International Named to Planning Committee for the 2016 West Michigan World Trade Week

LR INTERNATIONAL is proud to be part of the planning committee for the 2016 West Michigan World Trade Week.
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LRI to Provide Training on International Banking to Wisconsin ExportersLRI to Provide Training on International Banking to Wisconsin Exporters

On November 19, Paul Jarzombek LRI C.O.O., will be leading a training seminar on export letter of credit documentation for the International Credit Executives of Wisconsin (ICE).
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LRI to Host Fund Raising Event for Free The GirlsLRI to Host Fund Raising Event for Free The Girls

On Sunday November 1, LRI and Free the Girls will host a fund raising event at Pinstripes in Oak Brook IL from 2 pm – 5 pm. Guests will hear from leaders impacting the global fight against human trafficking and be treated to a buffet style lunch plus bowling and bocce gaming!
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LRI Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment CouncilLRI Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council

LRI is proud to have been appointed to the newly formed Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council.
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LRI Awards the 2015 Global Vision Scholarship to Hannah Davis!LRI Awards the 2015 Global Vision Scholarship to Hannah Davis!

Every year, LRI awards a financial scholarship to a graduating senior from a local High School. The recipient must have a dream to pursue a vocation internationally and must express how they hope to impact our world through an essay as well as faculty recommendations.
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LRI CEO, Ric Frantz, Invited to White House BriefingLRI CEO, Ric Frantz, Invited to White House Briefing

LRI CEO, Ric Frantz, has been invited to a White House briefing on U.S. International Trade Policy on March 5.
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LRI Toy & Pet Drive Results!!LRI Toy & Pet Drive Results!!

LRI would like to thank everyone who helped with our toy and pet drive this year. It was a HUGE success. We collected 862 toys which is the most in a single year we have ever collected.
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Latest Updates on U.S. Ports - Congestion And Labor IssuesLatest Updates on U.S. Ports - Congestion And Labor Issues

Check here for the latest updates on the congestion issues and labor actions that are affecting the timely departures and arrivals for ocean freight cargo into and out of the United States. See articles posted here that provide information on the status at the ports.
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LRI Teaching and TrainingTeaching and Training

LRI provides public and private training on a wide array of International business topics.
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LRI Supports the ArtsLRI Supports the Arts

LRI recently completed an export shipment of costumes and props for the Chicago Chamber Opera. This non-for-profit group based in Chicago has performed to stellar reviews for years, and is booked for 5 performances in the United Kingdom through August 1st.
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LRI Offers 3PL & Warehouse ServicesLRI Offers 3PL & Warehouse Services

LRI offers 3PL and warehouse services in 9 locations in the USA as well as Mexico and Canada. LRI manages inventory for clients as well as offering customized packing and distribution services.
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Row 4 Precious LivesRow 4 Precious Lives

LRI is proud to provide import logistics from the United Kingdom and delivery in New Jersey of a 2 man row boat for The Row 4 Precious Lives fund raising event.
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Free the Girls To MozambiqueFree the Girls To Mozambique

LRI recently loaded and exported a 40 foot ocean container to Mozambique for Free the Girls, a strategic non-for-profit partner of LRI.
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Kids Around the WorldKids Around the World

Kids Around the World is a long- time partner with LRI shipping playgrounds and food to some of the poorest and most isolated locations in the world.
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Uganda Orphanage Relief FundUganda Orphanage Relief Fund

Ugandan Orphanage Relief Fund is an organization that provides assistance to orphanages in Uganda. You can learn more about this terrific organization by visiting their website at www.UORF.org.
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Cornerstone Church Sewing MachinesCornerstone Church Sewing Machines

LRI assisted Cornerstone Church in Grafton, WI in January 2014 with a shipment of used sewing machines to El Salvador.
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Madison International Trade Association Elects LRI C.E.O., Ric Frantz, to Board of DirectorsMadison International Trade Association Elects LRI C.E.O., Ric Frantz, to Board of Directors

Madison International Trade Association (MITA), has announced three new members to their board of directors including LRI's, Ric Frantz.
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Global Vision Initiative ScholarshipGlobal Vision Initiative Scholarship

Paul Jarzombek represented LRI on May 13, 2014 as the Global Vision Scholarship was awarded to Nathan Palladino a graduating Senior at Timothy Christian High School.
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LRI Express Package ServiceLRI Launches Express Package Service

LRI now offers small package and envelope shipping services from the USA to over 200 cities worldwide.
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LRI awards the 2013 Global Vision ScholarshipLRI awards the 2013 Global Vision Scholarship

On May 16, 2013 LRI awarded Kyle Groters a Senior at Timothy Christian High School - Elmhurst, IL the annual Global Vision Scholarship.
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CNN Freedom ProjectWatch LR International on CNN

LRI is proud to announce our involvement with CNN's Freedom Project.  On Friday, February 15, a 30 minute documentary entitled "Mozambique or Bust" will premier on CNN INTERNATIONAL.
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LRI Celebrates 25 YearsLRI Celebrates 25 Years!

In 2013, LRI celebrates our 25th year in business! We thank all of our customers, vendors, agents and friends who have helped us reach this important milestone.
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Free the GirlsLR International Partners with Free The Girls

LR INTERNATIONAL is proud to announce our new partnership with Free the Girls, a non-for-profit organization based in Denver Colorado with offices in Maputo Mozambique.
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Presidential E AwardLR International Awarded Presidential "E" Award

LR International, Inc. was awarded the Presidential "E" Award for Export Service on May 17, 2012 by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Diplomatic RelationsDiplomatic Relations

Recently, The World Trade Center of Chicago hosted a reception for the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Erlan A. Idrissov and leading International business practitioners. Mr. Ric Frantz C.E.O. of LR INTERNATIONAL was among the invitees.
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Paul JarzombekLR International Ships 1 Million Meals!!

LR International has recently provided the logistics for 1 million relief meals to be shipped to the Philippines, Haiti, India, and Jamaica.

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Paul JarzombekPaul Finishes the Marathon - Over 142,000 Meals Donated!!

Paul Jarzombek – Chief Operating Officer at LR INTERNATIONAL finished the Chicago Marathonon Sunday October 9 in 6 hours and 9 minutes. This was the culmination of 9 ½ months oftraining with over 1200 miles logged since January.
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