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 demand 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.”

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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 – Bingo Night At Sunrise Senior Living

AGL Atlanta Employees spent an evening with the lovely residence of the local Sunrise Senior Living community. Sunrise places fullsizerenderits efforts in a resident-centered approach that gives the individual the care they need in addition to daily support with an emphasis in maintaining a reasonable level of independence.img_7614

The AGL Employee Foundation donated a new Bingo set , prizes and served dessert to all participants. Employees also played the role of Bingo caller and helping check cards. Employee’s had a chance not only to make new friends in the area on this fun filled night but gained volunteer hours in doing so.

img_7616Employees volunteer hours are turned into earned dollars through the “Matching Action with Dollars” plan. At the end of the year, employees earned dollars are to a 501-C3 of their choice.

 

AGL ATLANTA Employee goes Over the Edge for LIVESTRONG

img_4623AGL Atlanta raised and donated $500.00 while employee, Taylor Littlefield rappel down the side of Buckhead Tower in support of LIVESTRONG programs and services.

photo-3LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people around the world affected with cancer. LIVESTRONG connect people and communities with the services they need, and call for state, national and world leaders to help fight cancer. LIVESTRONG strive to be the best possible stewards of the financial commitments that donors and partners make to improve the lives of people affected with cancer today.

AGL ATLANTA aids Louisiana flood victims

Adonations-to-louisana-flood-victimsGL Atlanta teamed up with various local businesses in the Logistics Industry and quickly put together supplies for Louisiana flood victims. “We were given the opportunity to help out. AGL always tries to be a good neighbor and give aid whenever possible” says Mike Shea. Mike coordinated and delivered boxes of baby supplies to a local warehouse for loading into a 53-foot trailer. Over 30,000.00 pounds of supplies were collected and trucked to Louisiana.

Heavy rains in August caused massive flooding in Louisiana, and is considered the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012. Thousands lost their homes and businesses. One parish reportedly had 31 inches of rain in just 15 hours. Louisiana’s governor estimated the floods have caused more than $8.7 billion in damage.

AGL’s employees are committed and involved in volunteering, donations and working with charities beyond state borders.

 

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 award_local healthy workplace awardsenvironment.

“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.

 

AGL Atlanta – American Heart Association Cupcake Fundraiser

AGL Atlanta employees 2nd year in a row cupcake bake sale fundraiser for the American Heart Association in the lobby of the building. This year, employees baked 380 cupcakes for the fundraiser. (140 more than last year – due to popular demand). Employees donated cookware supplies, cake mix, frosting and volunteered their time covering the cupcake table and passed out AHA awareness pamphlets and bags for the event.

Again, cupcakes sold out and all proceeds will be donated to American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease, stroke research and education.

AGL Atlanta is recognized as a Gold Achievement Fit and Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association.

Employees volunteer hours are turned into earned dollars through the “Matching Action with Dollars” plan. At the end of the year, employees earned dollars are to a 501-C3 of their choice.

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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

The 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.

ACG 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 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.

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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 be 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.

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