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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). The event will be held at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee, WI. This organization, which LRI is a member of, provides educational opportunities to its members on many topics concerning International business. The...

For the last five years, LRI has partnered with Free the Girls, a not-for-profit group that rescues women and girls from lives in human trafficking by offering them sustainable employment selling used clothing. Free the Girls pilot program was launched in Mozambique and has now expanded to Uganda, El Salvador, and plans to open in Costa Rica. On Sunday November 1,...

LRI is proud to have been appointed to the newly formed Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council. This joint initiative between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the two primary counties in Southwest Illinois and the State of Illinois Export Trade Office at S.I.U. Edwardsville is designed to bring government, academia and industry together to promote exports from Southwest Illinois and encourage...

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. This year’s recipient was Hannah Davis from Timothy Christian School in Elmhurst, IL. Hannah will attend...

LRI CEO, Ric Frantz, has been invited to a White House briefing on U.S. International Trade Policy on March 5. The briefing will offer participants a candid discussion with senior Administration officials about the impact of international trade policies on U.S. business and the national economy. Panelists will include Deputy United States Trade Representative Ambassador, Robert Holleyman and Deputy Secretary of...

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. Our partner R&M Trucking was a huge help as well and we collected a lot of pet products as well. Please see below some...

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. For information on the status of your shipments with LRI please e-mail info@LRInternational.com. Links PMA & ILWU...

LRI provides public and private training on a wide array of International business topics. LRI trainers are some of the most sought after in the logistics industry. We work with the U.S. Department of Commerce, State Trade Centers, Banks, Cargo insurance companies, universities and Trade Organizations to create programs and provide training on topics such as: Global Logistics Supply Chain...

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. After their tour of the U.K., LRI will also be shipping their gear back to Chicago. Good luck to...

Did you know that 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. If your company needs bonded warehousing/storage, customized packaging, palletizing, or crating LRI is your one source for getting your products to your domestic and International...