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Hurricane Isaac ~ Saturday September 01, 8:00 pm Update

Posted September 1, 2012
Category Company News
Our office remaines without electricity due to a downed power line in the area.   Local Entergy Power officials are aware of the outage and working to restore power to the area.    Although our office building is not yet functional, our staff is working remotely and is poised to assist as needed.  If you have a question regarding a shipment or require assistance of any kind, please contact the following persons for assistance as needed. Exports:     Kristi App - (504) 452-2290    /   kristi@jwallen.com                           Jerry Becnel - (504) 812-4774     /   jerry@jwallen.com Imports:      Beth Raymond - (504) 439-0657    /   …

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Hurricane Isaac ~ Thursday August 30th, 4:30 pm Update

Posted August 30, 2012
Category Company News
Hurricane Isaac has passed with recovery efforts underway.  Our office is safe, securre and accessible having sustained only minor damage to the exterior of the building; however, our facility is presently without power or phone service hindering our full return. Entergy Power, operating in conjunction with State and Local Governments, is working to restore power in affected areas soonest.     It is unknown when basic services will be restored to our building. Our disaster / contingency planning has readied us for this situation.  Our network servers remain operational with employees working remotely to provide service as needed.  In the event you have any inquiries regarding…

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Tropical Storm Isaac ~ Tuesday August 28th, 10:00 am

Posted August 28, 2012
Category Company News
     At 1000 am cdt the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 28.1 north, longitude 88.5 west.   Isaac is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph / 17 km/h.  A northwest motion at a slightly slower speed is expected over the next day or two.  On the forecast track the center of Isaac should reach the coastline of Southeastern Louisiana as early as this evening.   Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph / 110 km/h with higher gusts possible.  Isaac is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall and begin to slowly weaken thereafter. …

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J.W. Allen & Company ~ Tropical Storm / Hurricane Isaac Preparedness

Posted August 27, 2012
Category Company News
As of the National Weather Service's 10 am advisory this morning the further development of Tropical Storm / Hurricane Isaac and its' forecasted path are favorable for the New Orleans Metro area.  While Isaac appears to be shaping up as a rain event, we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure business continuity. J.W. Allen's Office Closure - Our office will close at 2:00 pm this afternoon, Monday August 27th.  Our office will also be closed Tuesday and Wednesday August 28th and 29th respectively.  It is our intention to resume normal business operations Thursday morning August 30th or soonest after the passage of the storm.…

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Tropical Storm Isaac - Monday Morning Update

Posted August 27, 2012
Category Company News
Tropical Storm Isaac's forecast path shifted slightly west, but remains draped across the New Orleans area in the National Hurricane Center's 4 a.m. forecast. But forecasters now say Isaac is likely to grow only to strong Category 1 strength, with top winds of 90 mph, when its center crosses the mouth of the Mississippi River at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.   The National Hurricane Center Isaac's forecast track has changed little this morning. At 7 a.m., Isaac was 360 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The storm was traveling west…

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Family News - August 2012

Posted August 1, 2012
Category Company News
J.W. Allen & Company Celebrates 80 Years!!! (August 08th) In recognition of the hard work, personal sacrifices and contributions of so many who have played a role in our success, J.W. Allen & Company would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You All So Very Much"!  To all of the past and present J.W. Allen & Company employees and their families, to our vendors and most importantly to our valued clients we share our gratitude and appreciation in recognition of this milestone. Happy 80th Birthday J.W. Allen!!! Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen &…

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Hot fun in the summertime!

Posted July 24, 2012
Category Company News
How does J.W. Allen help employees stay happy, motivated, cool, and full of energy in the heat of a Louisiana summer? In very special ways indeed! As you probably know the first day of summer this year was officially June 20th. Well, although the summer solstice begins in June, Mother Nature’s heat is usually felt much sooner here in New Orleans, often in early May. You may not be aware that like other parts of the country Louisiana officially has four seasons too, but unlike those areas our seasons are called Crawfish, Crab, Shrimp and Oyster. In an effort to…

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Intellectual Property Rights - What are they and how do you protect them?

Posted July 2, 2012
Category Company News
The rapid expansion of technology in the Global marketplace has cast focus on the real need of small to medium sized companies to consider ways to better protect their intellectual property rights (IPR) in the marketplace; both domestically and abroad. What are intellectual property rights?  IPR’s are typically defined as inventions of the mind and are divided into two recognized categories: Industrial property, such as  inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs; and Copyrighted property, such as books and plays, artwork such as films, photographs, paintings, sculptures and drawings, music and architectural designs, drawings and blueprints.  It is important to observe that the…

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Family News - July 2012

Posted July 2, 2012
Category Company News
Anniversaries: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Terry Grisamore - July 11th - 13 Years! Kristi App - July 16th - 11 Years! Gretchen Groom - July 25th - 1 Year! Birthdays: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Terry Grisamore - July 23rd Special Dates this Month: Independence Day Holiday - July 4th - Office Closure** **Our office will be closed on Wednesday July 4th re-opening Thursday morning July 5th at 8:30 am** In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin…

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June News 2012

Posted June 15, 2012
Category Company News
Anniversaries: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Erica Gregoire - June 01st - 2 Years! Birthdays: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Bill Yennie - June 04th Special Dates this Month: Flag Day - June 14th Father's Day - June 17th 1st Day of Summer - June 21st Giving Thanks and Blessings to Fathers everywhere for their Love and Support The J.W. Allen & Company Family

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May News 2012

Posted May 4, 2012
Category Company News
Anniversaries: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Monica "Taty" Hamburger - May 15th - 4 Years! Karen Johns - May 24th - 36 Years of Fun! Erin Clancey - May 25th - 2 Years! Upcoming Events: International Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans Annual Symposium May 31st - June 3rd ~ Point Clear, Alabama. For more information please visit the IFFCBANO website at: http://www.iffcbano.org/conference.htm

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April News 2012

Posted March 30, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Cathy Alvarez - April 24th Anniversary: Please join in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Jerry Becnel - April 10th - 17 Years of Good Times! Holidays: Our office will be closed on Friday April 06th in observence of the Good Friday holiday! Our office will re-open on Monday morning April 9th at 8:30 am. Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!

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March News 2012

Posted March 20, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Billy App - March 03rd Sandra Frazier - March 20th Karen Johns - March 24th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Heather McGlocklin - March 02nd - 1 Year! Debbie Janusa - March 25th - 10 Years!

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February News

Posted March 20, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Kristi App & Gretchen Groom - February 09th Twice the reason to celebrate!!!

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January News

Posted March 20, 2012
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Monica "Taty" Hamburger - January 2nd Debbie Janusa - January 25th Anniversaries: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Anniversary: Cathy Alvarez - January 05th - 16 Years!

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December News

Posted December 15, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Peggy Bordelon - December 21st Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company this month: Beth Raymond celebrates 33 years with J.W. Allen & Company on December 18th. Thanks Beth for your hard work and years of dedicated service! Office Closures: J.W. Allen & Company will be closed in observence of the Christmas and New Years Holidays as follows: Christmas Holiday - Monday December 26th, 2011 New Years holiday - Monday January 2nd, 2012 Happy Holidays from J.W. Allen…

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November News

Posted November 3, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Heather McGlocklin (November 13th) Beth Raymond (November 25th) Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company this month: Bill Yennie - 5 Years (November 20th) Office Closure: J.W. Allen & Company will be closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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News Flash - October 26, 2011

Posted October 26, 2011
Category Company News
President Obama Signs Free Trade Agreements As expected, President Obama signed into law Free Trade Agreements (FTA's) with Colombia, Panama and South Korea respectively. Also signed into law was a bill extending the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program aimed at retaining U.S. workers who will lose their jobs due to the newly signed agreements. The FTA's now await ratification by the governments of the three nations. U.S. Trade Representatives are already working to bring the agreements into force as soon as possible. The TAA program offers not just benefits to help displaced workers to stay afloat financially, but also services…

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Phone Service Restored

Posted October 21, 2011
Category Company News
October 21, 2011 - Our phone service has been restored with all phone lines operating properly once again. Kindly, please resume contacting J.W. Allen & Co. by phone via our main line at (504) 464-0181. Your understanding and cooperation over the last 24 hours is greatly appreciated.

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J.W. Allen & Co. Phone System Is Down

Posted October 20, 2011
Category Company News
October 20, 2011 - A few minutes ago our office experienced a catastrophic AT&T cable line failure in our area. At the present time we are without any phone service at all. Construction workers in the area severed a major underground cable which services our entire local area. AT&T has advised the failure and related infrastructure will take approximately 24 hours to fix. As our computer servers are housed in an off-site data center with multiple modes of connectivity, all other facets of our operations are functioning properly. We are encouraging all communications to be forwarded via e-mail as all…

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October News

Posted September 27, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Jerry Becnel (October 12th) Michele Ellis (October 14th) Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company this month. Sandy Frazier - 2 Years (October 26th)

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September News

Posted September 27, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Erin Clancey (September 12th) Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company this month. Billy App - 48 Years (September 05th) Michele Ellis - 20 Years (September 03rd) Brittany Vicknair - 1 Year (September 13th)

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August News

Posted September 27, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family members a Happy Birthday: Brittany Vicknair (August 03rd) Erica Gregoire (August 05th) J.W. Allen & Company - Celebrating 79 Years!!! (August 08th) Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company this month. Peggy Bordelon - 12 Years (August 16th)

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July News

Posted September 27, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family member a Happy Birthday: Terry Grisamore (July 23rd) Anniversaries: The following persons celebrate their Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company in the month of July. Terry Grisamore - 12 Years (July 11th) Kristi App - 10 Years (July 16th)

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June News 2011

Posted May 31, 2011
Category Company News
Birthdays: Please join us in wishing the following J.W. Allen & Company family member a Happy Birthday: Bill Yennie (June 4th) Anniversaries: On June 1st Erica Gregoire celebrates her 1st Anniversary with J.W. Allen & Company.

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