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JOHN MASON RAISES FUNDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

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John Mason staff held a fundraising day for Children in Need this year at its head office on Friday 14th November 2014. This included a bake-off, won by Gill Allward with her Victoria Sponge; a soup kitchen; and a sponsored Pudsey onesie competition won by Finance Director, Ken Crane.  A total of £280 was raised for Children in Need.    Image attached:  (L-R), Gill Allward (Fundraising team member and Bake Off winner) and Ken Crane.   

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BETH PASIAK JOINS GRAEBEL

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Beth Pasiak has recently joined Graebel as its vice president of operations and will manage the company’s Atlanta, Georgia centre. Beth will report to Bill Nemer, Senior Vice President of Operations and will be responsible for domestic US relocation operations.   Beth has been in the global mobility industry for 25 years, 17 of which were with the East Coast-based third party company Weichert Relocation Resources, now Weichert Workforce Mobility. Since 2012, as its vice president of global client services, Beth was responsible for the US and global operations at the Cornerstone Relocation Group from New Jersey leading that organisation’s headquarters and service centre workforce in the US and EMEA region.   “I am very excited to have Beth join our leadership team here at Graebel Relocation,” said Bill.  “Her credentials, tenure in the global mobility industry and passion for servicing customers at the highest level make her a perfect fit for our organisation.”  

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GRAEBEL ADDS TO HAUL OF EMMAS FOR 2014

Graebel Relocation was awarded the Silver Expatriate Management & Mobility Award (EMMA) for the EMEA region at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) awards gala that took place on Friday, November 7 in London. This now makes five EMMAs in total for 2014:   •Americas’ Global Mobility Professional of the Year – Bill Graebel •Americas’ Highly Commended Relocation Management Company of the Year •First place Thought Leadership Research Study for the Year in the Americas for the Company’s 2014 Relocation Policy Summit Summary •APAC Silver International Moving Company of the Year •EMEA Silver International Moving Company of the Year   CEO, Bill Graebel SGMS accepted the award on the Company’s behalf and also presented the first place EMMA to AECOM – winner of the Graebel-sponsored category for Best Global Mobility Program in the Industrial and Energy sector in the region. Other finalists for this category were:...

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GRAEBEL AMONG THE TOP COMPANIES IN COLORADO

Graebel Relocation has ranked 11th among the leading 250 Top Private Companies as researched by the ColoradoBiz magazine, up one place on last year. The list, exclusive to companies that are headquartered in Colorado, was published in the latest issue of the ColoradoBiz. The Magazine ranks privately held companies according to their respective 2013 gross revenues and number of employees; and, a comparison of each company’s gross revenue variation from 2012 to 2013 is a contributing factor. The Company experienced a six-percent increase overall year over year. According to the publication, the firms in its Top 250 Private Companies list for 2014 experienced impressive growth due to their ongoing innovations, expansions in emerging markets, and for their focused leadership and good old-fashioned hard work. Chief Executive Officer, Bill Graebel commented, “We are honoured to make the Top 250 Private Companies list again. Although our world headquarters is located in Colorado,...

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KENT RELOCATION GROUP ENTERS TASMANIAN MARKET

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Australia’s Kent Relocation Group, has expanded into the Tasmanian market by acquiring Watkins Removals and Storage which it intends to redevelop and modernise as part of Kent’s highly successful national network.    The acquisition was announced jointly in Launceston on 20 October by Kent’s Executive Chairman, Graham Kent, and the Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, MHA.    The family-owned company, which has its headquarters in Melbourne, is making a significant investment in revitalising Watkins, which had been under administration since August this year.     Kent is reorganising and streamlining the Tasmanian firm’s operations and modernising its service delivery and warehousing capabilities in both Launceston and Hobart.  The redeveloped business is now known as Watkins Kent Removals & Storage and has its headquarters in Launceston, Tasmania.   Executive Chairman, Graham Kent, described his firm’s acquisition...

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NEW WEBSITE FOR GRAEBEL

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The Greabel companies have launched a new website this week. The new site gives information about the company, its services, leadership, employment opportunities; events and participation at worldwide associations’ conferences, accreditations and awards, along with valuable industry and market intelligence documents. The site was developed by the Graebel IT team led by chief information officer, Ron Dunlap PhD.  “I am extremely proud to unveil the redesigned Graebel.com this week,” he said. “Our objective to develop an easy-to-navigate intuitive site so visitors can effortlessly learn about our services and Graebel per se in an elegant and user-friendly experience in multiple dialects has been achieved.”   You can judge for yourself by visiting: www.graebel.com  

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SEVERE CONGESTION IN LA AND LONG BEACH CAUSING DELAYS

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The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that is causing what has been described as the worst shipping crisis in a decade.  The problem stems from an increase in import traffic of around 10% for both ports during September. Figures for October are already 7% up on average with a week left to run. Analysts say that carriers and terminals indicate that there will be no relief from the pace as volumes will remain strong into mid-November, with a lull before the late December and early 2015 rush before the Chinese New Year.   The ports are also stressed by the increase in larger vessels that are in some cases three times the size of the ships docking when the terminals were built.   There has also been a shift in recent years towards trailers being supplied by third-party leasing companies which has caused a shortage which, according to Port of Long Beach Chief Executive Jon W. Slangerup, is the “root...

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BEIJING TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

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Beijing, China has been assigned as the chairmanship of APEC, so the Chinese government has imposed traffic restriction between the period of November 3 to 12, 2014.   The traffic restriction will only allow trucks to be running between 12am to 6am.  In addition, the odd and even number rule applies to trucks running between 3am to 6am.  For example, license plate ends with an odd number is allow to drive on November 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and license plate ends with an even number is allow to drive on November 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.     Apart from the traffic restrictions, the Chinese government has suggested all schools and government organizations to take leave from November 7 to 12 and to work from November 2 to 6 and November 13 to 15.  Beijing customs have not announced if they will follow the government’s recommendation.    Many compounds in Beijing will not allow loading and delivery between 12am to 6am and delays will be expected for all shipments...

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