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August 24, 2016

Allen Lund Company Newsletter

Emergent Issues in Distribution and Transportation

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Jenn Cole, Editor  
Allen Lund Company
Grand Rapids Office
(800) 641-5863 

What is a company to do in this economy?  There is so much uncertainty in the market and no one seems to have a very confident answer as to what the future will bring. Unemployment numbers are down, but the number of people in the workforce is also down.  Oil prices are low but that isn't as good for everybody as you might think.  The world's richest people seem to have the same doubts and fears as the average Joe.  As it states in a CNBC article, "Because of what they perceive to be growing risks in the economy and world, the world's 2,473 billionaires are keeping 22.2 percent of their total net worth in cash."

The result is that you must keep moving it forward.  No one knows with absolute certainty what tomorrow will bring.  As far back as ancient times, King Solomon advised his people to "cast their bread upon the waters."  Solomon was speaking of business and trade.  In those days business and investment meant sending your goods by boat to different markets and it might be three years before you saw a return.  Investment and risk taking was the key to financial success in ancient times and remains so today.  Diversification is and was the key to growing a business and being successful.

In the transportation industry there are a multitude of opportunities and different paths toward success.  At Allen Lund Company we move dry freight, produce, frozen and refrigerated freight as well as flatbed freight and just about any other business we can get our hands on.  We pride ourselves in always looking toward the future and new business opportunities.  

A good friend of mine said it best, "Nobody can steer a parked car."  One thing is for sure, your business will not grow and be successful if you are not taking chances and Moving It Forward!

Troy Magers
Manager, San Antonio

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Troy Magers is the Manager of the San Antonio, TX office, where he started as a freight broker in 1999, then promoted to National Account Manager in 2012. Magers  is an alumni of Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science.

About Allen Lund Company: Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 400 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has an international division, which is licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF, and a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics.  


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