American Global Logistics (AGL) announced today that Jon Slangerup has been named new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board. Slangerup will succeed Jim Briles, who is stepping down to spend more time with his family. Under Briles’ leadership, American Global Logistics has become one of the fastest-growing and most respected international supply chain and logistics visibility companies in the world.
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.
American Global Logistics was listed as one of the top ten finalist and placed 2nd in the 2017 Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers Award.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes the greatest wealth is health. The Healthiest Employer awards program honors organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace thru corporate wellness. The award utilizes an online assessment to measure wellness programming in six categories: leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analytics. The assessment is comprised of more than 60 scored questions with a corresponding point value for each answer. The questions contain more than 600 data points for scoring and benchmarking. Upon completion of the assessment, employers are scored with the Healthiest Employer Index.
American Global Logistics is truly committed to facilitating healthy behaviors within and outside of the workplace.
Dikembe Mutombo, with the help of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, opened the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in the Congo, where he was born, in honor of his mother, in 2006. The hospital became the first modern medical facility in the area in over 40 years. The last two years AGL has helped fund and ship cargo to the hospital in the Congo. The first year, we shipped donated medical supplies and a van donated by the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
This past year we helped fund and ship medical supplies for the hospital for the Women Orthopedist Global Outreach (WOGO) and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation. In a small way, AGL was able to help in the mission of mobility. We shipped 2 containers that included medical equipment required for the surgeries, beds so they could perform the surgeries, walkers for after the surgeries, medications for the surgery, shoes, books and much, much more. Another container was shipped containing 2 brand new vehicles to transport the doctors and volunteers to and from the hospital each day. We also had to ship airfreight due to it being hazmat. They performed 44 knee replacements, with the help of 47 people in the WOGO group which included 6 orthopedic surgeons.
For me and Trisha, it is cool to see all the cargo and equipment that was shipped being used for a greater cause and to be a small part of it. I am thankful for Trisha’s export expertise, as there were a few bumps in the road but we were able to get the cargo there before all the volunteers arrived. We have included a few pictures of the shipment at the warehouse here and then when it arrived in the Congo. Below is a video about the mission we supported, we hope you will take a look.
Watch the video about the mission: https://youtu.be/ootPjst_wiQ
2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia
American Global Logistics was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
– Be a publicly or privately held business;
– Have a facility in the state of Virginia;
– Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia; and
– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.
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.
Suppy & 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.”
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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.
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”.
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.