Awards

  • AGL Remains on the List of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for the Fifth Year

    AGL Best and Brightest 2017

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program recognizes companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. The program is presented throughout the United States by the National Association for Business Resources.  Since 2013 American Global Logistics has been proud to join the ranks of companies who receive this prestigious award.

  • AGL – A NATIONAL WINNER

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. All participating companies receive a complimentary assessment report and benefits throughout the year. Winning companies are invited to celebrate in one of our many event regions.
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  • AGL Receives a 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

    greensupplylogo_2016Suppy & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s manual for successful supply and deman chain transformation, has selected American Global Logistics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016.

    The Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
    This year’s ninth-annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.

    “Our honorees are showing that the bottom line and corporate responsibility are not mutually exclusive,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the large number of entries we received this year—almost 200—for our annual green awards. Sustainability has, for these companies, become a key part of their supply chain strategies.”

    “Our goal is to honor those companies in our annual awards and credit them with the recognition they deserve,” Garrett adds. “They have recognized the need for supply chain sustainability, something that’s not always easy to do.”

    About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints, and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

  • AGL Atlanta recipient of 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

    The award program recognizes organizations that understand the link between employee health and well-being and organizational performances and have implemented a variety of workplace practices in an active effort to create a positive work environment.

    “In this time of high job stress and increasing demands on employees, exemplary workplaces have made it a priority to create environments that are sensitive to the health and well-being of their workers,” says Dr. Joni Prince, the association’s Psychology in the Workplace Network Chair. “By recognizing these organizations for their efforts, we hope others will take notice and implement similar programs in their workplaces”.

    Each applicant was judged on criteria including: employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition.

    According to a 2012 released national survey by the American Psychological Association, many Americans report chronic work stress, with two out of five (41percent) employees reporting that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday. Meanwhile, employees who feel valued are more likely to report better physical and mental health, as well as higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and motivation, compared to those who do not feel valued by their employers.

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  • Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – Inc. 5000

    For the fifth consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has included American Global Logistics (AGL) on its annual Inc. 500/5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. AGL is one of the leading International Freight Forwarders in the U.S., renowned for excellent customer service, cloud-based trade management technology and flexible rate options. Led by a team of the top ranked executives in the industry, AGL supports its customers’ logistics needs anytime, anywhere in the world.

    Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.

    Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

    The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000 (http://www.inc.com/inc5000) .

    “The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts”, says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc.5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails”.

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    The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is 1000,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.

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  • AGL Honored as one of the 2016 Top Fastest Growing Companies in Georgia

    PICpic 2The Association for Corporate Growth, a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, mergers and acquisitions, and private investments honors the top 40 fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

    ACG, founded in 1954 comprises more than 14,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market copies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe.

    CG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters providing the area’s executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth.
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  • AGL Atlanta recognized as 2016 Elite winner, best overall for Elite business in the category of Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human AtlantaBBlogoWin16_RGB (1) resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

    Through the Best and Brightest programs, the National Association for Business Resources provides specialized business services, education and resources for businesses throughout the United States.

    The NABR, established in 1996, fosters a collaborative environment in which companies and leaders learn best practices, trends, and vital information benefiting the company and its employees.

    The NABR has a diverse membership from a variety of professions, including: architects, accountants, attorneys, real estate agents, constructions engineers, banks, retailers, wholesalers and other small and medium size business owners.

  • AGL Atlanta named one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

    Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can beAtlantaBBlogoWin16_RGB (1) bestowed this honor. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

  • Fortune Magazine named AGL as No 2 out of 50 in the Country for Best Workplaces for Giving Back

    AGL supporting worthy causes is only a start. Involvement in charitable endeavors also empowers our teams to build deeper connections with both the community and the purpose of our organization.rank_bestcos_philanthropy_840x485

    One week last August, Stephanie Zoretic spent humid mornings in an Ecuadorian village, building the exterior of a health clinic with cement she’d mixed by hand. She was among four American Global Logistics employees who participated in the service trip, one of a number of ways the shipping services and transportation company tries to give back. “Everyone needs to have an experience like this just to see what life is like for other people,” says Zoretic, an agentwho also manages the corporate foundation. “It was life changing.”

    That’s why we’re excited to announce that consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named AGL one of the country’s 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back.

    Great Place to Work® analyzed surveys from nearly 600 companies to rank those that best create a sense of purpose and meaning among their employees through involvement in the community. Not only do these workplaces stand out for their generosity, their team members also express a great deal of pride in what their organizations accomplish.

  • Fortune Magazine : AGL Among the Country’s Top 50 Great Places to Work

    image002At AGL, we realize that a supportive workplace results in a better experience for our employees and clients alike. Creating an environment where people can easily integrate the obligations of their home lives with their careers can be particularly challenging. So we’re honored to announce our recent ranking among the country’s 50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility.

    To create this list, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work analyzed more than 500 companies of different sizes across a range of industries. Thanks to our combination of flexible workplace policies and a culture that encourages people to make the most of them.

    Senior Management Team, Chad Rosenberg, CEO, Jim Briles, COO and Blake Shumate, GM thanks and appreciate team members for participating in the survey.

    “At AGL, we trust our people to work hard serving our our customers”, says Jim Briles. “ In turn, we give team members the chance to flourish professionally on their own terms through benefits like job sharing and generous parental leave. Our management practices also respect that people have obligations outside of work”.

    AGL and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey, as well as an analysis of respondents’ anonymous comments. Survey questions assessed co-workers’ feeling on work-life balance, in addition to factors like communication, fairness and leadership that affect employee’s ability to accommodate their personal lives without compromising their careers. Fortune and Great Place to Work also considered the range of flexible workplace programs offered at each organization and the frequency of their use.

    “Creating career flexibility isn’t as simple as giving people time off or the chance to adjust their schedules to meet demands at home,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. “These companies have made real investment in credible, trusting cultures that help employees achieve their goals both inside and outside the workplace”.

     

  • Supply & Demand Chain Selects AGL Leadership as Pro’s to Know 2016

     

    AGL’s Jim Briles (COO) and Blake Shumate (General Manager) are among the listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiative’s to help prepare AGL’s supply chain for the significant challenges in the year ahead. Their accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and a knowledge base for supply chain transformation, as well as in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, earned Jim and Blake a rightful place in this year’s Provider Pros to know listing.image002

    Under their leadership, AGL’s team provides logistics services to some of the biggest global sources in the U.S., including ocean and air transportation, customs brokerage and compliance consulting, purchase order management, carrier allocation management, warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment, cloud-based track& trace capabilities, and TMS.

    The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know are an elite group of professionals who exemplify the talent, knowledge, skills and efforts necessary for supply chain excellence.

  • AGL Named One of the Healthiest Employers : 2016

    The Healthiest Employer awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. Employers scores are assessed on leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning,
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    Culture determines the success (or failure) of today’s worksite wellness programs. And, leadership plays a critical role in affecting an organization’s approach to programming.

    AGL offers employees heavily discounted memberships at The Forum at Lenox. This health club is a five minute walk from our office, so it’s easily accessible during lunch hours, before work, and after work. AGL
    also knows that combatting stress is a huge part of wellness. Therefore, we have masseuses come in multiple times a year for employee appreciation days in order to help employees destress, and we have daily yoga/stretching sessions to remind employees to destress and stay calm. Also, we had a meditation expert come in and give employees tips on how meditation can be a valuable tool for dealing with stress. The beauty of our Wellness Program is that it has been adopted from the top down within our company.

    Our Wellness Program is designed to make sure everyone has a way to get involved be it through nutrition, weight loss, physical activity, or decreasing stress. We feel it is important to have a multifaceted approach
    to wellness in order to get the maximum amount of employees thinking about and acting on activities that increase wellness. We offer employees healthy snacks free of charge that vary from fresh fruit to protein bars and protein drinks in order to increase
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  • AGL Recognized as a Gold Achievement Fit and Friendly Worksite 2015

    February was Heart Month and on Friday, February 05, AGL’s Atlanta team members joined thousands of companies, organizations, schools and associations in every state to support American Heart Association National Wear Red Day.

    image003The AHA “Go Red” movement help bring awareness to Heart disease.

    Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combines. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

    AHA provided AGL team members with “go red tool-kits” created to help promote the message about this deadly disease. AGL’s senior management contributed healthy smoothies during the day in support of National Wear Red Day,

    American Heart Association recognizes AGL as a Gold Achievement Fit and Friendly Worksite.

  • AGL Awarded 2015 Green Supply Chain Award

    The 2015 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that are making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and other areas of the supply chain. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

    The awards highlight companies that are making sustainability a core part of their business and supply chain strategies. And they have the results to show for it. Almost 200 submissions were received through an open nomination process.

    Submissions were judged based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken, the impact of the results to date and projected results, and the form and presentation of the information submitted. Using renewable energy, minimizing waste, and maximizing facility and solution lifespans are all components that leading companies in supply chain increasingly enforce. This year’s eighth-annual awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain.

  • AGL Named Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Third Year in a Row

    FullSizeRenderAGL was awarded as Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015.  AGL was also recognized as an Elite Business Winner in the Category of Community Initiatives (best overall) presented by the National Association of Business Resources.

     The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellences in there human resource practices and employee enrichments. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and community involvement.

    The NABR established in 1996, fosters a collaborative environment in which companies and leaders learn best practices, trends, and vital information benefiting the company and its employees well beyond finances.

    AGL’s recognition for having determination, exceptional leadership, and daily ingenuity proves to meet the Elite standards of a Best and Brightest Companies to Work for.

  • AGL achieved Gold Recognition for 2014 Fit-Friendly Worksite

    The American Heart Association recognized American Global Logistics as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for creating a culture of health in the workplace through progressive leadership and employee wellness initiatives.  

     AHA recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. There’s no better benefit to offer employees than helping them have a healthier wellness environment.2014 fit

     

  • AGL was Awarded the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award

    sdecThe 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.

    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced its 13th annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, highlighting 100 Great Supply Chain Projects.

    Their goal with this year’s 100 is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain. The idea is that projects featured can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.

    This year, the magazine focused the criteria for its 100 feature on supply chain transformation projects that met these responsibilities and achieved success.

    Through an online submission process, Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including information on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine’s editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project, creative application of technologies/solutions/services used, extent of the business results/impact and clarity of submission.

    After receiving nomination forms, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive editorial staff identified applicants that best fit the stated criteria for the 100.

     

  • AGL Awarded One of the Healthiest Employers in Atlanta

    2015 ATL HealthiestOn February 12, 2015, American Global Logistics received the second place award in the small business category at the Atlanta’s Healthiest Employer Awards.  Healthiest Employers uses proprietary technology to collect and compare wellness data worldwide.  AGL was proud to receive the award as they feel that fostering a healthy workplace environment is one of the most important ways to maintain employee wellness and happiness.  On top of offering to subsidize gym membership costs and providing healthy snack options such as fruits, protein bars, and nuts, AGL also has an annual weight loss competition.  The competition not only encourages employees to lose weight, but also cultivates a healthy social environment in the workplace which is crucial to minimizing stress.  AGL will continue to strive to be one of the healthiest employers in the nation with many new healthy initiatives in the works for 2015.

  • A Trifecta of Excellence: AGL’s Strength Demonstrated by Multiple Recognitions from S&DC Pros to Know 2015

    p2kIn today’s global supply chain, there are scores of providers and practitioners who bring value to the industry through their leadership, expertise and proactive results deliverance. But every so often, there is one who provides utmost relevant impact to advance the supply chain as a respected discipline.

    Supply and Demand Chain’s Executive Pro’s to Know seeks to honor individuals in the industry who demonstrate exemplary leadership by managing risk, providing competitive advantage, and delivering value to the bottom line.  These individuals are an elite group of professionals who demonstrate the talent, knowledge, skills, and efforts necessary to stand out in the industry.

    American Global Logistics has the privilege of having not one, but three honorees recognized by this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Pros to Know.  Chad Rosenberg (CEO), Jim Briles (COO), and Blake Shumate (General Manager) have all been named as executive Pros to Know as a result of their continual efforts to prepare for and manage the significant challenges of today’s ever-changing and challenging market conditions.

    While having three honorees at a single company is a tremendous accomplishment, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rosenberg, Mr. Briles, or Mr. Shumate.  With over 45 combined years’ experience within the logistics industry, the breadth and depth of knowledge from all three of this year’s award winners encompasses nearly all areas of the supply chain.  By utilizing this knowledge and experience, AGL continues to provide its clients with the absolute highest level of customer service possible while simultaneously providing creative solutions to their unique logistics needs.

  • AGL Named One of the “Best Places to Work” in the State of Virginia

    ChartVirginia Business has published their 2015 listings for the “Best Place to Work” in the state of Virginia.  Hundreds of companies applied to be apart of this prestigious award and the VA Business organization ranks the top 100 companies based on 25% employer benefits and 75% based on employee feedback.  American Global Logistics was ranked by the association as the 11th “Best Place to Work in Virginia.”

    AGL is particularly proud of this recognition because the list is determined by surveying the employees of the company to gauge their satisfaction of the organization.

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. We offer a gamete of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation and information management and deployment. We can handle shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for both ocean, air and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.

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  • CR Magazine named Chad Rosenberg Responsible CEO of the Year Finalist for 2014

    Chad RosenbergCR Magazine named Chad Rosenberg Responsible CEO of the Year Finalist for 2014, Committed to a Responsible Culture & Supply Chain

    Each year since 2008, CR Magazine has awarded the prestigious Responsible CEO of the Year Award, presented to deserving CEOs — from companies, NGOs, and governments — who, during the previous year, put themselves at personal and professional risk in order to deliver on corporate responsibility promises. This annual award is unique among business honors because it recognizes how individual CEOs have aligned their organization’s interests with that of thousands of stakeholders to do well by doing good and acknowledges leadership in progress, since corporate responsibility represents a discipline that is ever to be improved upon.

    All award winners are nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent panel of judges composed of previous winners and other recognized leaders.

    For finalist information please go to COMMIT!Forum.

  • Inc. Magazine Has Included American Global Logistics (AGL) On Its Annual Inc. 500|5000

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    Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of

    America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

    For the third consecutive year, Inc. magazine has included American Global Logistics (AGL) on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. AGL is one of the leading international freight forwarders in the U.S., renowned for unprecedented customer service, flexible rate options, and cloud-based trade management technology. Led by Chad Rosenberg and a team of the top ranked executives in the industry, AGL fully supports its customers’ logistics needs anytime, anywhere in the world.

    The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of America’s economy — independent entrepreneurs. Prominent alumni of the list include Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. The 2014 list added such powerhouses as GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Mudder, Bowlmor, and Lending Club.

    AGL’s personalized solutions for customers and best-in-class service have propelled it to the forefront of the freight forwarding industry. AGL posted an impressive 93% growth rate over the past three years and continues to grow at a strong pace with new services being offered to customers in 2014 including customized cloud-based freight management solutions and domestic transportation management.

    “We are truly privileged to be included with this impressive and impactful group of companies,” commented Chad Rosenberg, President and CEO of AGL. “Making the list for a third consecutive year is more than just an incredible achievement; it is verification that the tireless efforts of our team and the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers are creating lasting value and meaningful results.”

    The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

    “Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries,” noted Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg, “but in their fields, they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy.”

  • American Global Logistics Was Recognized As One Of The Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in the State of Georgia

    georgiafast40marcandsteve georgiafast40amishandtaylorACG Atlanta recognized American Global Logistics as one of the Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in the State of Georgia on June 19, 2014. ACG comprises over 14,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1,000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 54 chapters in North American and Europe. ACG Atlanta is the third largest group in the International ACG organization, with nearly 500 members.  Steve Kauffman and Marc Smith accepted this prestigious award on behalf of American Global Logistics.

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  • American Global Logistics Received the United Way 2013 First Campaign Award

    AGLAGL was recently recognized in theAnnual Meeting Award community, by being presented with the “United Way 2013 First Campaign Award”, on June 27, 2014, at United Way’s Annual Meeting.  In 2013, AGL participated in its first UW Campaign, which included employee giving and a matching corporate gift.  AGL plans to continue partnering with the United Way, including UW supported volunteering throughout the year.

     

     

     

  • American Global Logistics was Awarded One of Atlanta’s 2014 Elite Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Awards

    Capture2Capture3The National Association for Business Resources has selected 12 companies that are Elite among their peers of highly employee driven companies. The Elite companies were announced at Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” annual awards competition held at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest Galleria.

    These Elite Atlanta companies represent the best practices in human resources programs. The winners are selected based on their overall high scores and are then named an Elite winner in their respective category.

    American Global Logistics is the Elite Winner for Atlanta’s 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions category. Elite companies look beyond competitive compensation and benefits and place emphasis on communication, work-life balance, diversity, community initiatives, recognition, retention and other key factors.

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    About the Best and Brightest Programs

    The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

  • American Global Logistics was Awarded the Small Business of the Year for Service Award

    A local business that resolved internal troubles and became a top-selling boat dealer with sales worldwide was honored Tuesday by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Angler’s Choice Marine received the chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award in Retail, one of eight awards presented during the annual Business Appreciation Luncheon co-sponsored by the chamber and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC).

    martinsville-henry-county-chamber-of-commerce-logoOther recipients of chamber awards were Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Small Business of the Year for Manufacturing; American Global Logistics, Small Business of the Year Award for Service; Jennifer Doss, the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp.’s (EDC) tourism director, received the chamber’s Young Professional of the Year Award; and Barry Nelson, who received the Business Person of the Year Award.

    The EDC presented its Keystone Award to Eastman Chemical Co.; the Gardner-Summerlin Ambassador’s Award to Allyson Rothrock; and the Tourism Achievement Award to Cari Zimmer.

    In presenting the awards, chamber President Amanda Witt said Angler’s Choice Marine discovered in a 2010 audit that two of its employees had embezzled money and parts.

    The firm revamped its staff, policies and procedures, Witt said. Since then, she said, it has increased its staff by 18 percent and sales by 25 percent.

    Ranger Boats recognized Angler’s Choice for being its top-selling dealer in the nation for 2013, Witt said, adding that the local firm has local, national and international customers.

    “If this doesn’t show a true testament to serving their customers and overcoming adversity, I don’t know what does,” she said.

    Nick and Sandi Loganadan of Angler’s Choice, which is in its 20th year of business, accepted the award.

    In presenting the manufacturing award to Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Witt said the company has increased its staff by 8.6 percent in the past year and despite increased competition in its industry, is ahead of its sales projections for 2014.

    Blue Ridge produces and sells tilapia and shrimp. Witt said Blue Ridge has expanded its line to include “a 10-legged crustacean … still in the research and development stage” and is working to get it into production.

    She did not elaborate.

    “So much work has gone on over the last 20-plus years to make sure the genetics of their product were pure and that their strenuous growth process produced viable eggs which hatched into a winning venture,” Witt said.

    Bill Martin, the company’s president, accepted the award.

    UnknownGeneral Manager Blake Shumate accepted the service award for American Global Logistics.

    The company deals in imports and exports of containerized shipments by sea and air. In the past year, Witt said, its work force has increased by 43 percent and its sales have risen by 25 percent.

    American Global also has opened offices nationwide. However, “Martinsville operates as the nervous system to their business anatomy,” Witt said.

    Nelson, vice president of the Nelson Automotive Family, “is a staple in this community,” Witt said, “for his growth and success of his family’s business and the enormous amount of support he pumps into this community.”

    As an example, she mentioned Nelson’s donations to the Grace Network, of which he also is a board member.

    At the luncheon, Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Glade Hill, presented Nelson a copy of a joint resolution that the General Assembly adopted to honor him.

    In January, Nelson received the 2013 Jack Dalton Community Service Award given by the Henry County Board of Supervisors. Poindexter indicated that, at least in part, spurred him to sponsor House Joint Resolution 331.

    Nelson was the only award recipient who speak during the luncheon, held at the Bassett Country Club. He noted that his wife likes to turn over items to see if they are made in the United States.

    “Turn me over,” he said, and see that “I’m made in Henry County.”

    Witt said Doss, the Young Professional Award recipient, is devoted to helping the community attract more tourists to help boost its economy.

    Doss is like “a walking billboard for all that Martinsville-Henry County has to offer,” such as by frequently discussing purchases she has made locally, such as T-shirts and vegetables produced here, Witt said.

    “She eats, sleeps and breathes our community and is always making sure that she represents us every day, whether on the job or not,” Witt said.

    Doss has nearly 12 years of experience in the recreation tourism field, Witt added.

    The EDC honored Eastman Chemical Co. in recognition of its efforts to create jobs locally.

    Last September, Eastman announced that it planned to invest $40 million in its local facilities, as well as hire 25 new employees, over three years.

    EDC President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Heath noted that last year, Eastman ranked seventh on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek list of the Top 50 companies with the best recent performances and outlooks for the future.

    Eastman also participates in the Center for Advanced Film Manufacturing with Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc., which it has announced plans to acquire, and Patrick Henry Community College, Heath mentioned.

    He said the EDC is “up to the challenge” of helping Eastman meet its workforce needs.

    In presenting Rothrock, president of The Harvest Foundation, with the Gardner-Summerlin Ambassador’s Award, Heath noted: “She works tirelessly for our community. There are no boundaries between her personal and her work life.”

    When her involvement in economic development efforts is sought and she is out of town, she answers her phone, even at the beach, he said.

    Rothrock has more passion for the community and its amenities that make it a good place to work and live “than anyone I know,” he added.

    The award is named after the late local lawyer and civic leader Ben Gardner and the late Henry County administrator Benny Summerlin.

    Zimmer, program director for Activate Martinsville Henry County, received the Tourism Achievement Award for, among other things, being involved in activities that help draw tourists to the community, such as 5K and other races and bicycles for people using the Dick & Willie Passage, Doss said.

    Zimmer has done “an outstanding job” of “making our community shine,” Doss said.

    Tourists are “excited about coming to our community and when they leave, they want to tell” people about their positive experiences here, she said.

  • The 40 Fastest Growing Middle-Market Georgia Companies

    fast40honoreegreen[2][3]May 22, 2014: ATLANTA – ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth® with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private investment, today announced the 2014 Georgia Fast 40, representing the top 40 fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia.

    “We were very impressed with the caliber of companies that were nominated this year, as we had the largest applicant pool in the history of the event,” stated Dan Bauer, ACG Atlanta Chapter President and CFO of CardioMEMS. “These companies exemplify ACG’s focus on Middle-Market Growth and represent over 13,000 added jobs.” Patrick Putman, Chairman of the 2014 Georgia Fast 40 Awards and Managing Director for The PrivateBank agreed. “The lower Middle-Market honorees had over a 200% weighted growth rate, and the upper Middle Market honorees had more than a 140% weighted growth rate,” stated Putman.

    Criteria and selection for the award includes the following: 1) eligible companies must be for profit and headquartered in Georgia, 2) most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million, and 3) three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth. The applicants’ financials were validated by national accounting firm and founding Diamond sponsor, Cherry Bekaert LLP, and an ACG Selection Committee evaluated each application and conducted in-person interviews with all qualified applicants.

    The Awards will be presented to honorees at the Georgia Fast 40 Awards Dinner and Gala on June 19,2014, where guests will enjoy an evening of celebration with Honorees and 500+ of the leaders of the Georgia business community. While still available, tables and single tickets can be purchased online, www.acgatlanta.org. Honorees will also be highlighted in an editorial feature in the August issue of Georgia Trend magazine.

  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Names AGL a Winner among Top Projects Award

    SDCE 100_ 2014Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced its 12th annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, highlighting 100 Great Supply Chain Projects.

    The world of supply chain is ever-evolving, becoming more complex seemingly by the day. To keep up with the volatility and the demand-driven needs of customers, supply chain solution providers, consultants and other organizations must be flexible enough to react to change, but also visionary enough to prepare for the future.

    This year the magazine focused the criteria for its 100 feature on supply chain transformation projects that have met these responsibilities and achieved success.

    “Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor ofSupply & Demand Chain Executive. “With this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring ‘100 Great Supply Chain Projects’ that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain.”

    Through an online submission process, Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including information on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine’s editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission.

    “Our goal with this year’s ‘100’ is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain,” Hochfelder added. “The projects featured can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.”

  • AGL Named Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

    In Feb, American Global Logistics was recognized as a Gold heartLevel Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

    The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. AGL was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative for:

    • Offering employees physical activity support.
    • Providing/increasing healthy eating options at the worksite.
    • Promoting a wellness culture.
    • Implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

    “We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said CEO Chad Rosenberg. “Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities here at AGL and we encourage all of our employees to exercise, eat healthy, and work towards a positive lifestyle change.”

  • AGL is Ranked 2nd Among Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers

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    When your boss tells you he’ll pay for your gym membership as well as special fitness training classes and also encourages you to take time during the workday to go work out, there’s hardly an excuse left not to get in shape.

    Those are just a few of the incentives the 20 local employees of American Global Logistics LLC enjoy every day, thanks to upper management’s support of the logistics transportation company’s wellness program. AGL is the No. 2 Healthiest Employer in the Small Company category for the 2014 Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers Awards.

    “Before our wellness program at least 75 percent of employees were not a member of a fitness facility or exercised regularly,” said Dorothy Thomas, wellness coordinator for AGL. “Now 90 percent of our employees have joined the gym and work out on a consistent basis.”

    Management’s support of wellness doesn’t stop with encouragement of a physical fitness routine.

    Promoting good health is now a part of the company culture across the board. For example, the crystal bowl in the company’s reception area once filled with a variety of candy is now filled with fresh fruit on a daily basis.

  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pro’s to Know Award

    2014 Pros to KnowThe Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes the 2014 Provider Pros to Know—individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

    AGL is being recognized for the 2014 Pros to Know Awards as:

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    American Global Logistics: Chad Rosenberg (team leader)

  • AGL Named Winner of National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies TM

    NatBBSustainWin13VertRGBAmerican Global Logistics has been named the winner of the prestigious award “National Best and Brightest Sustainable CompaniesTM”. The program celebrates companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and the community, locally and globally, more responsible as a whole.

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. We offer a gamut of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation and information management and deployment. We can handle shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for ocean, air and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.

  • AGL named 3rd ranked “Best Place to Work” in Virginia

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    Virginia Business has published their 2014 listings for the “Best Place to Work” in the state of Virginia.  American GlobalLogistics was ranked as number 3 for this prestigious award. 

    AGL is particularly proud of this recognition because the list is determined by surveying the employees of the company to gauge their satisfaction of the organization.

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. We offer a gamete of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation and information management and deployment. We can handle shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for both ocean, air and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.

  • AGL Named Among the Prestigious Top 100 Private Companies

     

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  • AGL Named WINNER of prestigious Atlanta World Show Case: International Trade Award

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    A six-year-old Atlanta company has grown to become one of the largest ocean-based import logistics companies in Georgia, and international trade has been a key part of that expansion.

    American Global Logistics LLC (AGL) has grown from $36 million in revenue in 2008 to nearly $200 million in 2012.

    “It has got to be about 95 percent of our business is international with a small percentage domestic,” said Jim Briles, the company’s chief operating officer. “A large majority of our clients are shipping from Asia to the United States. We procure them space with air carriers or ocean carriers and manage their shipment of goods.”

    While not a direct importer or exporter, AGL provides services to some of the biggest global sourcers in the United States, including ocean and air transportation, customs brokerage and compliance consulting, purchase order management, carrier allocation management, warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment, cloud-based track and trace capabilities, and transportation management systems.

    The company is ready to embark on a new growth strategy that includes hiring salespeople to help secure new clients.

    “We have had tremendous growth for the past six years and we have done that without the use of salespeople. It has all been referral business,” Briles said. “But now we are trying to create a bigger footprint and grow more so than in the past.”

    For its track record of growth in international trade, AGL is the winner of the International Trade Award in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Governor’s International Awards in partnership with World Trade Center Atlanta.

    AGL has experienced a 33 percent employment growth rate since the start of 2012, bringing numerous professional job opportunities to metro Atlanta.

    “This is such a great place to do business,” Briles said of the greater Atlanta area. “Having the airport here is huge — you can go about anywhere on a direct flight. Savannah is home to the biggest port on the East Coast. There is a young, energetic workforce here, and Atlanta has become the technology hotbed of the south.”

    The company’s president and CEO, Chad Rosenberg, has been active in the Georgia business community for more than 15 years.

    Under his leadership, plans are underway for AGL to expand service offerings, operation capabilities and sales efforts.

    Briles said as the company expands it will focus on capturing more domestic clients and increase trucking capabilities. But its key to success — customer service — will be the foundation, he said.

    “At the end of the day, we are just a customer service company, whether we are providing logistics or anything else,” he said. “I think a lot of success is due to our approach of building long-term relationships with our customers. This business can be very transactional-based but we try to make it relationship-based.”

    The company currently has about 50 long-standing customers, Briles said.

    The company’s culture includes an emphasis on community service.

    In December 2011, AGL formed the American Global Logistics Employee Foundation with $1 million in private funding and the intent to work with local and national charities.

    The foundation supports initiatives in economic opportunity and growth, workforce development and expansion, education, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness with donations of volunteer time and money.

    During a client trip to Panama, the AGL group visited a local orphanage and provided new shoes and candy for 150 children and residents.

    Beyond providing charity, the outing strengthened AGL’s relationship with some of its clients, Briles said.

    “Last year when we took three clients to Panama with us that was a truly rewarding experience that helped deepen our relationship with them as we got to spend personal, quality time together,” he said, “and it gave them an opportunity to do something they probably couldn’t have done on their own.”

    The foundation has worked with the Containers 2 Clinics program, which provides medical care for people in the developing world by repurposing shipping containers as medical clinics.

    The AGL group covered the freight cost and customs clearance services for a clinic at Camp Coq, Haiti, which opened recently.

    The foundation partnered with Children’s International to donate containerized freight services for several projects in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    AGL volunteers have also cooked and served hot meals at Genesis Shelter, a nonprofit facility in Atlanta that provides shelter and services to infants six months of age and younger, and their families. There, AGL volunteers have hosted a Halloween party for the children, purchased new bedding for the shelter’s rooms and sponsored a monthlong baby goods drive, on top of a monetary donation by the company.

    Since the beginning of 2012, the AGL Employee Foundation has also provided support to numerous other charitable organizations, including the Jewish General Hospital, American Cancer Society, Paint Georgia Pink, American Lung Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Charity League Inc. and Jewish Federations.

    Andy Burnett, partner at Frazier & Deeter LLC, has been impressed with AGL’s growth.

    “I think AGL offers a unique level of client service and has a leadership team that truly cares about its clients and team members,” he said. “They have a very entrepreneurial spirit and it shows in their growth and direction of the company.”

    Full article here –> Biz Journals

  • AGL 500||500 Nations Fastest Growing Companies

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    For the second consecutive year, Inc. magazine has included American Global Logistics (AGL) on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. AGL is one of the leading international freight forwarders in the U.S., renowned for unprecedented customer service, flexible rate options, and cloud-based trade management technology. Led by Chad Rosenberg and a team of the top ranked executives in the industry, AGL fully supports its customers’ logistics needs anytime, anywhere in the world.

    The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of America’s economy — independent entrepreneurs. This year, AGL joins Fuhu, LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on the list.

    “We couldn’t be more honored,” commented Chad Rosenberg, President and CEO of AGL. “Appearing on the list at all is a great achievement for any business. Appearing two years in a row is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, and to the partnership and loyalty of our customers. We share this recognition with them.”

    In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

    “Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries,” noted Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg, “but in their fields, they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy.”

    Methodology

    The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million.

    About Inc.

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, please visit www.inc.com.

  • AGL Named Best and Brightest in Atlanta

    Atlanta's Best and Brightest On June 20, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) held its annual Atlanta’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ Symposium and Awards Celebration. During the ceremony, celebrity emcees Jovita Moore (WSB TV 2) and Dana Barrett (Business Radio X) announced the NABR’s elite award winners in three categories: Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business.

    American Global Logistics (AGL) was honored to be named the 2013 Elite Winner among the Best and Brightest Small Companies. Dorothy R. Thomas of AGL attended the event and accepted the award on the company’s behalf. For full coverage, please visit: http://www.101bestandbrightest.com/regions/atlanta.

  • AGL Honored by 2013 ACG Georgia Fast 40

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    American Global Logistics (AGL), a leading international freight forwarder based in Atlanta, is proud to be recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) “Georgia Fast 40″ for 2013. Each year, the Atlanta chapter of the ACG honors forty Georgia-based, mid-market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employment over the prior three year period. Honorees will receive their awards on June 13 during a reception ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead in Atlanta, and be spotlighted in an editorial feature in the July edition of Georgia Trend magazine. For more information on this prestigious program, please visit http://www.acg.org/atlanta/acgatlantafast40.aspx.

  • 2013 Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

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    Warren, MI – May 13, 2013 – Great companies that shine at employee relations will be recognized by the National Association For Business Resources (NABR) as “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.” This is a highly sought after honor by competing companies throughout the region. These select companies will be honored by the National Association For Business Resources (NABR) on Thursday, June 20 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

    This year’s winners practice innovative strategies and represent best practices in human resources in industries as diverse as the financial services, technology, construction, manufacturing and nonprofit.

    “We are thrilled to be honored with this prestigious award.  One of the biggest drivers in our growth and success is our team, they are the true backbone of our organization” said Chad Rosenberg, CEO.  “Our team is talented, engaged and truly believe in why we do what we do each day.  Servicing our customers is our main objective and this recognition could not be possible without such tremendous people we get to work with each day.”

    An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories.  They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business.

    “Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success, achieve staying power. Our 2013 winners style their business standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward.” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “We are very impressed by the commitment that they have demonstrated to their employees.”

  • Pacesetter 2013 Award

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    ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 29, 2013 — American Global Logistics was named a winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 17th Annual Pacesetter Awards honoring Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. With revenue growth of nearly 93% between 2010 and 2012, AGL won the prestigious award for the third straight year — earning a top 25 finish each year.

    “AGL has grown quickly as we continue to be extremely selective in both the customers that we partner with and the team members we hire, “ said Jim Briles, Chief Operating Officer.  By having the right combination of high-volume importers and exporters and the top ‘A’ players in logistics, we have been able to leverage our service offering into continual referrals from our existing relationships.”

    AGL’s future goal is to grow organically at 20 percent per year by adding new strategic customers and focusing on existing relationships.

    About AGL

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. AGL offers a gamut of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation, information management and deployment with a focus on complete supply chain visibility, shipment management, and customer integration. AGL handles shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for both ocean, air, and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.  These relationships allow us to address space allocation, lead time, and landed cost requirements in order to build a custom-made program that provides comprehensive and best in industry logistics solutions.

  • 2013 Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers Award

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    The No. 6 company in the small company category in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Healthiest Employers Awards, American Global Logistics’ (AGL) comprehensive wellness program is helping employees stay fit. Several times a year, usually during the first quarter and end of the third quarter, the company hosts an eight- to 12-week weight management “Biggest Loser” challenge. For every pound lost, AGL donates $5 to a charity of the winner’s choice. In 2012, AGL employees lost more than 375 pounds.

    “Teams are created and team members motivate each other to stay focused on losing weight. Incentives are offered in various categories for the biggest loser,” said Dorothy Thomas, office manager. “During our last eight-week Biggest Loser challenge, as a company, we lost a total of 113 pounds.”

    AGL also offers subsidized memberships to nearby fitness centers so employees only have to pay a small percentage of the cost and, as a result, many employees work out during lunch or before or after work. Healthy snacks — protein and energy bars and dried fruit — are also stocked in the office and vitamin water is provided as an alternative to carbonated beverages. AGL even supplies protein drinks based on individual needs.

    “There was a time when chips, cookies, candy bars and cupcakes could be seen on the desk of a workstation. Since we began the program employees’ snacks include bananas, almonds, Greek yogurt, protein bars or dried fruit,” Thomas said.

    Thomas said participation in the wellness initiatives, which has been high since inception, has increased to approximately 90 percent.

    “Employees are seeing the positive benefits of co-workers and everyone seems driven to support our wellness program,” she said. “We have noticed that absenteeism has decreased since employees are conscious of keeping a healthy environment in the workplace. Since we developed our wellness program, employees are consistently making outstanding suggestions to our program.”

  • Best Places to Work 2012

    American Global Logistics (AGL), for the second straight year, was proud to receive the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best Places to Work award

    AGL is particularly proud of this recognition because the list is determined by surveying the employees at the company to gauge their satisfaction.

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. We offer a gamete of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation and information management and deployment. We can handle shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for both ocean, air and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.

  • Pro’s to Know 2012

    The supply chain has come through what has been called by many a “turbulent” year. Faced with disasters both natural and man-made, supply chain professionals have had to think on their feet, change tactics on the fly and look further down the road than ever before.

    With the 2012 edition of Supply & Demand Chain Executive‘s Pros to Know, the magazine is recognizing many of these exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges ahead. These men and women are helping the supply chain to be increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator crucial to meeting the challenges of the “new normal.”

    “Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many thought-leaders who are helping to shape the supply chain industry and advance supply chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year’s Provider Pros listing.”

    This year’s Practitioner Pro of the Year is Ted Johnson, Chief Procurement Officer at the University of California, San Diego. By implementing an eProcurement platform, Johnson and his team were able to gain greater visibility into spending—data which previously was only visible at line-item detail to suppliers. The university quickly realized the benefits of the new purchasing system; the amount of time to process orders was dramatically reduced, with 94 percent of all purchase order transactions finalized within one business day.

    In addition, the 2012 Provider Pros to Know recognizes individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who have helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. These Provider Pros to Know offer thought-leadership that is shaping the supply chain industry and advancing it as a respected discipline.

    The men and women included in the 2012 Pros to Know exemplify the talent, knowledge, skills and effort necessary for supply chain leadership. They are an elite group leading the industry and their own enterprises into the evolving future.

    SDCE is proud to list them here. For more exclusive coverage on the Practitioner Pro of the Year, other Pros to Know and some outstanding Supply Chain Teams, stay tuned for the March issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, both online and in print.

    Provider Pros
    Phil Marlowe, Acuitive Solutions; Mike Lee, Airclic; Jim Preuninger, Amber Road; Ralph McCoy, Apptricity Corp.; Andrew Bartolini, Ardent Partners; James Tucker, Drew Hofler, Ariba; Laura Rokohl, Aspen Technology; Clark Johnson, Jason Averill, Avercast; Gerry Fay, Avnet; Michael Fiore, Axway; Esa Tihilä, Basware; Marc Kalman, BizSlate; Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point; Travis Sumner, Cass Information Systems; Steve Halula, Anne van de Heetkamp, CDC Software; Kevin Zweier, Chainalytics; Matt Gersper, Ron Lackey, CiGDM; Rich Wilson, Bob Dusch, Steve Brooke, Alex Kozak, CombineNet; Robert Wiedmaier, Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS); Jason Evans, Corbus; David Clevenger, Corporate United; Jeff Silver, Coyote; Henry Singer, CSC; Jim Lawton, D&B; Bill Harrison, Demand Management; Priyadarshan Deshmukh, Denali Group; Chris Jones, Descartes Systems Group; Thuy Q Mai, DiCentral; Paul Strzelec, Digital Tempus; Ann Drake, DSC Logistics; Leslie Lenhart, DSSI; William Gindlesperger, e-LYNXX; Terrence Curley, Martin Berr-Sorokin, Emptoris; Jason Beardall, England Logistics; Jim Barnes, enVista; Michael Schmitt, Rob Schoenthaler, E2open; Michele J. Flynn, Expense Management Solutions; Betsy Harrington, The Faculty; Arun Srinivasan, Fieldglass; Philippe Jadoul, Flash Global Logistics; Matthew Bardell, Global eProcure; Bruce Johnson, GHX; Robert A. Rudzki, Greybeard Advisors; Andy Stinnes, GT Nexus; Jim Cantrell, Hubspan; Patricia J. Moser; i3 Advantage; Matt McCarrick, Scott McBride, Jason Treida, David Bush, Sean Delaney, Mireia Brancos, IASTA; Kevin Gavin, IES; William Leedale, IFS North America; Michael Lyle, InfinityQS International; Michiko Lloyd, Karen Lobdell, Kevin Shoemaker, Integration Point; Mark Wright, Inmar; Jeff Karrenbauer, INSIGHT Inc.; Paula Natoli, Joseph King, JDA Software; Anne Omrod, John Galt Solutions; Malcolm Buxton, Just Enough Software; Jim Kelly, JV Kelly Group; Teresa Carroll, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group of Kelly Services; Mark Mototsune, Kinaxis; Amy Villeneuve, Kiva Systems; Bernard Gunther, Lexington Analytics; Diego Pantoja-Navajas, LogFire; Mike Edenfield, Logility; Jeffrey Wincel, LSC Consulting Group; Matt Akin, Metafile Information Systems; Dalip Raheja, Anne Kohler, The mPower Group; Charles Dominick, Next Level Purchasing; Eric Anderson, Tom Burson, Pace Harmon; Robert A. Novack, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University; Joe Weisskopf, PrimeRevenue; Louise O’Sullivan, Prime Advantage; Erin Moore, ProcureStaff Technologies; Fabio Domenech, Procurian; Craig Zawada, PROS Pricing; E. Allen West, Railinc; Rose Kelly-Falls, Rapid Ratings; Michael Mayoras, RedPrairie; Robert Arndt, Ryder System Inc.; Emily Rakowski, SAP; James A. Kandilas, Melissa Drew, The Shelby Group; Omer Abdullah, The Smart Cube; Charles N. Smart, Smart Software; Dave Brooks, Software AG; Joe Payne, Source One Management Services; John Haber, Spend Management Experts; Joy McCaffrey, Brian Daniels, Rod True, Cindy Barlow, Teressa Erickson, Bill Ryan, Sean Regan, Spend Radar; Scott Bolduc, Jim Frome, SPS Commerce; Nari Viswanathan, Steelwedge; Robert F. Byrne, Terra Technology; Jacqueline Bailey, TidalSeven; Susan Evans, Tompkins Associates; Kurt Cavano, TradeCard; Ashif Mawji, Upside Software Inc.; Chris Morrow, Volt Consulting Group.

    Practitioner Pros
    Chad Rosenberg, American Global Logistics; Shekar Natarajan, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Heather Rodgers, Centrica; Gary Cooper, Cisco; Lee Dame, CooperVision; John P. Willi, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Don Dougherty, Denali Group; Mike McGuigan, Elemica; Brent Tymensky, Mike Dunn, Steve Johnson, Fortna Inc.; Jaymie Forrest, Georgia Tech; Scott DeFreitas, Hypertherm Inc.; Brent H. Eiland, Tom Beaty, Insight Sourcing Group; Cynthia Dautrich, Kimberly-Clark; Eddie Capel, Manhattan Associates; Daron Whisman, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; Leonard Han, ModusLink; Paul Stamas, Mohawk Fine Papers; Gary A. Smith, New York City Housing Authority; Jody Hatcher, Novation; Carlton Adams, Peabody Energy; Staci Hargraves, Pharmaceutical Product Development; Don Klock, Rutgers University; Ted Johnson, University of California, San Diego; Todd Jadin, Schneider Logistics; Jason Liner, SciQuest; Michael Martin, Stanley Black & Decker; W. Lamar Chesney, Suntrust Banks Inc.; Joey Benadretti, SYSPRO; Ben Cubitt, Transplace; Patrick McGivern, VeriFone Systems; Scott Downing, VHA Inc.

    Supply Chain Team Pros
    BMC’s Global Procurement Contingent Workforce Team; DynCorp International; Fidelitone Logistics; IHS, Supply Chain Experts; Sodexo; Treya Partners.

    Reference: http://www.sdcexec.com/news/10628934/supply-demand-chain-executive-announces-2012-pros-to-know

  • Pacesetter 2012 Award

    Prestigious award honor Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

    ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 27, 2012 — American Global Logistics was named a winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 16th Annual Pacesetter Awards honoring Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. With revenue growth of nearly 316% between 2009 and 2011, AGL won the prestigious award for the second straight year — earning the 8th spot on the region’s leading business publication’s exclusive ranking.

    The vision for American Global Logistics started with the desire to form and employee-owned company that allowed employees to take ownership of their roles and provide a great incentive to make the right choices for the company. Part of the company’s business strategy involved giving each client one point of contact during the entire logistics process. This foundation helped AGL go from $36 million in revenue in 2008 to over $150 million in 2011.

    “AGL has assembled and all-star team, made up of top customer service professionals, whom we’ve worked with throughout the past 15 years. This has allowed AGL to grow at a very fast pace, primarily through referrals, while being able to maintain our service level,” said Chad Rosenberg, CEO.

    AGL provides a range of expertise for clients, from ocean and air inbound and outbound logistics to warehouse and distribution and supply chain management.

    Responsible for documentation and information management and deployment, AGL handles shipments that vary from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo.

    The company credits its growth over the past three years to its service model; which provides immediate and effective responsiveness to the client. Another major growth factor is the dedication of AGL’s employees, which helped the company maintain customers service throughout expansion.

    “The biggest challenge with growing quickly in a service-based business is outgrowing your customer service, “ Rosenberg said. “ We are trying to maintain the fine line between accelerated growth, but not at the detriment of our high service level.”

    Rosenberg expects AGL to continue growing at 20 percent to 30 percent over the next five years.

    “We plan on partnering with one high-volume customer per quarter to control our growth and maintain our focus on customer service,” he said.

  • Best Places to Work 2011

    Atlanta, GA (September 19, 2011) – American Global Logistics (AGL) has been named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work for 2011 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This is the second major distinction awarded to AGL this year after previously being named one of the fastest growing companies in Atlanta.

    “AGL is composed of an all-star team with each member focused on providing superior customer service” said Chad Rosenberg, CEO. “There is a true sense of family and caring within our team for one another and that translates to our customers and partners. Everyone on the team has a passion for what we do and enjoys coming to the office each day to work together and service our customer’s needs.”

    The “Best Places to Work” Ranking is based on company data and employee survey responses. The Atlanta Business Chronicle, in partnership with Quantum Workplace, surveys the metro area’s businesses and organizations to identify those that have discovered what it takes to be among Atlanta’s best places to work. More than 480 companies were nominated by readers for the 2011 awards, and employees of those companies were asked to complete an online survey containing questions about their work environment, co-workers and management teams. Quantum used analytical tools to rank the top employers in three categories: the top 10 in the large category (501 employees or more in the metro area), the top 30 in the medium category (those with 101 to 500 employees), and the top 60 in the small category (10 to 100 employees).

  • Green Award

    New York – Nov. 8, 2011 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, today announced the recipients of the 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards, recognizing companies that are making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategies.

    Market forces that include public pressure, government regulations and corporate social responsibility initiatives are driving enterprises to view “green” and “sustainability” as necessary components of their supply chain strategies. At the same time, supply chain as a function has emerged as a focal point of sustainability initiatives within the enterprise.

    “Leading companies are recognizing sustainability as a potential competitive advantage in a time of supply constraints and demand volatility,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards highlight the role of the supply chain as a key enabler of sustainability.”

    The 2011 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards honor companies that are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains in the areas  of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management, and other areas of the supply chain. “The goal of the ‘Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Awards’ is to highlight a range of strategies and solutions that companies are employing to incorporate sustainability into the supply chain,” Hochfelder said. “Our readers are corporate executives and line–of–business leaders who want to know about the supply chain solution and service providers that are enabling supply chain sustainability.”

  • Inc 5000 Award

    American Global Logistics has just been named on Inc. Magazine’s exclusive 5000 list. This prestigious award, which is given to privately held, independent, U.S.-based companies, is one of the many that American Global Logistics has been honored with since the company’s inception in 2007. The Inc. 5000 list recognizes private companies that have achieved the nation’s strongest three-year median revenue growth. Placement in the 5000 list is a crucial benchmark for the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs- with the 2012 honorees having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years. In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent and the companies on this year’s list report aggregate revenue of $299 billion. American Global Logistics is proud to be recognized among the top of its class.

    The vision for American Global Logistics started with the desire to form an employee-owned company that allowed employees to take ownership of their roles and provide a great incentive to make the right choices for the company. This foundation helped AGL go from $36 million in revenue in 2008 to over $150 million in 2011.

    When asked the reason for American Global Logistics’ success, Chad Rosenberg, President and CEO, explains, “The greatest contributing factor to AGL’s success has been its all-star team comprised of knowledgeable, hard-working, and dedicated professionals. Through our customer centric methods, we have been able to achieve growth at a very fast pace without sacrificing high standards of service. Our growth is based almost solely on referrals, so our success is really a reflection of the level of satisfaction that we provide our customers.”

    American Global Logistics, led by CEO Chad Rosenberg and a team of experienced logistics professionals, is a logistics provider specializing in customized logistics solutions for our selective clients. We offer a gamete of end-to-end ocean and air transportation services along with documentation and information management and deployment. We can handle shipments varying from less than container loads to full container loads as well as overweight and oversize cargo for both ocean, air and over the road freight forwarding. Our contractual relationships with first tier carriers allow us to provide our clients with timely service, proper space allocation, and competitive rates.

  • Pacesetter 2011 Award

    Prestigious award honor Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

    ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 15, 2011 — American Global Logistics was named a winner of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 16th Annual Pacesetter Awards honoring Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. With revenue growth of nearly 185% between 2008 and 2010, AGL won the prestigious award for the first time in company history — earning the 25th spot on the region’s leading business publication’s exclusive ranking.

    Qualifying companies are privately-held companies headquartered in the 20-county Atlanta metro area, experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50 percent, and posted 2010 revenues between $1 million and $300 million. The companies were ranked according to a weighted average growth index formula, which was used to even the field among companies of different sizes. Out of the 100,000 plus companies that fit this criterion in the region, AGL was named a Pacesetter Award winner on Friday, April 15th at an awards ceremony held at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

    Founded in 2007, AGL prides itself on providing a high level of customer service to a limited number of high volume shippers, a business strategy that helped its revenue top $100 Million in 2010. American Global Logistics’ team of executives provides a variety of services, from ocean and air inbound and outbound logistics to warehouse and distribution and supply chain management.

    “AGL has assembled an all-star team, made up of top customer service professionals, whom we’ve worked with throughout the past 15 years. This has allowed AGL to grow at a very fast pace, primarily through referrals, while being able to maintain our customer service level, “ CEO Chad Rosenberg said.

    “In 2011 and the future, AGL is budgeting 20% to 30% increase in revenues and is planning to partner with one high volume customer per quarter to control its growth and maintain its focus on customer service.”