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LRI C.O.O. Paul Jarzombek will be teaching 6th grade Junior Achievement classes in Grand Rapids MI today, March 18! The subject is International Trade, and Paul will be discussing Trade agreements, trade barriers, duty rates, subsidies, and the purpose and function of the World Trade Organization. This teaching opportunity is part of The West Michigan World Trade Week activities. West Michigan World...

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. This was Ric's seventh appointment to the IDEC where he has served to assist U.S. exporters. ...

Thank you!!!!! 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! Below are some pictures of the toys and pet supplies that have been delivered in time for Christmas! The toys were a huge blessing to the kids of the Lawndale community in Chicago. The pet...

Did you know that 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. The services can include storage of raw materials or finished goods, inventory counting services, distribution of orders with deliveries to the final customer, pick and pack  services, crating...

LR INTERNATIONAL is proud to be part of the planning committee for the 2016 West Michigan World Trade Week. This annual event brings exporters, service providers and Government together to focus on exporting from the West Michigan area. LRI has had a long history of serving West Michigan exporters and teaching and training in the West Michigan community. As such,...

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...