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We are very proud to announce that LRI has won the Illinois Governor's Export award this year for excellence in the service category!!!! This esteemed award recognizes Illinois companies as outstanding in either exporting of manufactured goods or outstanding in service to exporters. LRI was one of only 3 companies in the state of Illinois to be awarded the Governor's Export...

LRI will begin our annual Toy and Pet drive collection on Monday, Nov 28th. We will accept toys and pet products at our Franklin Park, IL location through December 19. Toys and pet products should be new, but should not be wrapped for Christmas. We will accept donations in person at our office as well as receiving deliveries at our warehouse....

Lithium batteries are a shipping hassle these days. Many changes to the regulations in the last 12 months, coupled with many devices essential to doing business containing Lithium batteries make it a difficult task to get them shipped. What's the difference between lithium ion and lithium metal batteries? Are lithium batteries contained within a device treated the same as lithium...

LRI is proud to announce our co-sponsorship of U.S. Commercial Service's Discoverer Global Market: Building Smart Cities Forum event from Nov 1-3. The event will be hosted at the Swissotel in Chicago. LRI's Ric Frantz and Ursula Wegrzynowicz will be in attendance and hope to see you there!! The U.S. Commercial Service's Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities event brings together...

Hey, friends!  Can you believe it's October?!  The whole team is busy putting the final touches on BRAlapalooza2 which is on Oct 30, 2016!  The event is hosted by the wonderful charity Free The Girls (FTG) and co-hosted by LR International.  The event will take place at Pinstripes Bistro & Bar in Oak Brook, Illinois. Guests will be treated to a buffet-style meal...

LR INTERNATIONAL INC., a full service global logistics provider, is pleased to announce the addition to their staff of Mrs. Ursula M. Wegrzynowicz as their new Business Development Manager. Starting on August 29, 2016.  Ursula's responsibilities will include introducing exporters and importers to the shipping, consulting, crating, warehousing, documentation and cargo insurance services that LRI offers. Mrs. Wegrzynowicz's career in international...

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. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker stated "LR International’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American Jobs." Ric Frantz &...

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. Past recipients have gone on to become teachers in other countries as well as providing dental and medical care in developing countries as well as...

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. COTN specializes in helping impoverished areas domestically and around the world including the countries of Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. To the right...