Category Archives: Corporate News

Cindy Sardella promoted to Vice President, Human Resources

Cindy Sardella, one of Mohawk’s founding partners, has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. Cindy has been with Mohawk for 28 years and continues to be a driving force behind its success. Her warmth and passion for serving employees …

Scott Perkins speaking at Export Workshop on Oct 29

Mohawk’s Scott Perkins will be speaking on October 29 at Export Workshop: Tools to Grow Your Business at the Tompkins County Area Development’s downtown office in Ithaca, NY. Perkins will be presenting on “How freight forwarding services can simplify shipping …

Who won a copy of the Dictionary of International Trade?

Congratulations to Mary Beth C. of Clinton, NY for winning our August giveaway. Mary Beth won a copy of the Dictionary of International Trade (10th edition). Thank you to all who participated. We hope to bring you more giveaways like …

Why we’re developing an inland container port

You may have read the news about our involvement in the Central New York Inland Port. Mohawk Global Logistics, in partnership with Synapse Partners and Brang Commercial Real Estate, is overseeing development of this container port in Manlius. Why build …

August Giveaway

We’re giving away 1 copy of the Dictionary of International Trade (10th edition). To enter, email your name and company name to msardella@mohawkglobal.com by 12am (EDT) on September 12, 2013. A winner will be selected at random on September 13. …

Mohawk adds 4 Certified Customs Specialists

We proudly announce the names of four employees who recently earned the distinction of Certified Customs Specialist. The Certified Customs Specialist Program is offered by the National Customs Broker and Forwarders Association of America. The program is designed to help …

Introducing Colleen Gravina and Don Quinn

Mohawk introduces two of its newest General Managers. Colleen Gravina As Chicago General Manager, Colleen Gravina is responsible for the growth of the Chicago branch in the Midwest and local team development. Colleen’s specialties are freight forwarding, supply chain management, …

Announcing Kenton Grimes, Cleveland General Manager

Mohawk Global Logistics welcomes Kenton Grimes as General Manager for its office in Cleveland, Ohio. In his new position, Grimes will be in charge of establishing Mohawk’s presence in the Cleveland/Akron market and developing staff to serve the needs of …

Why a pinwheel garden?

The grounds of Mohawk’s corporate headquarters are currently adorned with 1000 blue pinwheels. Planted in conjunction with the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center of Syracuse, Mohawk’s pinwheel garden is part of the Center’s annual child abuse awareness and prevention campaign. Read …

Mohawk Global Logistics acquires OEC Freight Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BENSENVILLE, ILLINOIS, 16 APRIL 2013—Mohawk Global Logistics announces the acquisition of a Chicago competitor, OEC Freight Chicago Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition yields OEC’s additional freight volume, which Mohawk will use …

New Quick Track feature

Today we announce one of the most exciting features of our new website‒Quick Track. Quick Track gives you access to your shipment’s tracking information, like departure and delivery dates, by simply entering a PO number, no login required. The feature …

Secret’s out

Although our domestic division has long been serving international clients behind the scenes, it has also catered to purely domestic clients for years now. In 2012, this division experienced unprecedented growth and we realized: this well-known secret is out of the bag. 

Our Albany office is moving

Starting February 1, our Albany crew will be serving clients from their new location on Automation Lane. The new address will be: 4 Automation Lane Suite 250 Albany, NY 12205 The office’s phone and fax numbers will remain the same: …

Coming in 2013

Mohawk Global Logistics will be launching its newly redesigned website in January 2013. Prepare to be wowed by a suite of new online tools and resources, including: Quick Track  By far the most requested feature on our new site, Mohawk’s …

Winner of iPad mini survey giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our customer satisfaction survey this month. We truly appreciate the feedback and will continue to improve our products and services based on the comments we received. As a token of …

Who passed the Customs broker exam?

Congratulations to Chris Lindstrand, Syracuse Import Supervisor, and Carla Torrillo, Rochester Import Coordinator, for recently passing the Customs broker license exam. Passing the broker exam is no small feat. It’s actually easier to pass the bar exam than the broker …

Healthy Workplace Finalist

Mohawk was a finalist for UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Workplace Awards last month. The awards honor local Central New York companies that promote a work environment that encourages healthy living among employees. The company placed second in its category (private company, 51-99) …

Meanwhile, 6500 miles away in Afghanistan…

Mohawk helped bring a little bit of home to troops from Utica, NY currently deployed in Afghanistan. The company donated transportation services to bring race gear for a Boilermaker shadow run that took place in Afghanistan last week. The Boilermaker …

Sweating it out at annual Corporate Challenge race

On June 19, nearly 8,000 people from Central New York companies (Mohawk included) participated in the 30th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, held annually at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY. This year’s race was a little different. With the …

Boilermaker running gear ships to Afghanistan

Mohawk donates transportation of race gear. “It’s an honor to move this shipment of race gear for the Boilermaker in Afghanistan. This is the ideal cause to support; a way to say thank you, we are with you.” -Gar Grannell, …

Rules Tariff

Rules Tariff [pdf] Carrier reserves the right to utilize Negotiated Rate Arrangement (NRA) in lieu of tariff rate filing in accordance with regulations of the FMC where permitted or applicable as per 46CFR520 & 532. The writings provided in the …

Pinwheel garden

Have you ever seen a 1000 blue pinwheels twirling together at once? If you’ve visited our corporate headquarters in the last month, you’ve no doubt seen such a sight. It’s Mohawk’s pinwheel garden, planted to spread awareness about child abuse. …

Save big with Mohawk intermodal

There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the flexibility and fuel efficiency of intermodal transportation. Compared to full truckload, your intermodal freight moves the same distance using less fuel, and usually at a lower cost. Find out …

New beginnings

Spring—it’s the season of fresh starts and new beginnings. In the spirit of the season, we thought we’d share some of Mohawk’s new beginnings. Recent Promotions Buffalo Branch Jim Trubits, Director of Business Development John Kohler, Import Manager Sherie Cuddy, …

Logistics company expands Buffalo office; adds 4 employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK, 5 MARCH 2012—Mohawk Global Logistics, a Syracuse-based company, has expanded its Buffalo sales office to a full service branch today, adding four employees to accommodate its growing clientele. The company will offer local import …

A look inside our new HQ

Renovations are complete for the building housing Mohawk’s Syracuse office and corporate headquarters at Hancock International Airport in North Syracuse, New York. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the new office, here’s a quick look …

Logistics company is Hancock Airport’s newest tenant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 7 FEBRUARY 2012—Breathing new life into a long vacant building on the main road leading to the terminal at Hancock International Airport, Mohawk Global Logistics has completed its renovations and now occupies the former …

Mohawk adds 5 Certified Customs Specialists

Mohawk is proud to announce the names of five employees who recently earned the distinction of Certified Customs Specialist. The Certified Customs Specialist Program is offered by the National Customs Broker and Forwarders Association of America. The program is designed …

Mohawk’s Mike Frail is now a Certified ITAR Professional

Mike Frail, Rochester Operations Manager, has recently been recognized as a Certified ITAR Professional by the International Import-Export Institute. This rigorous program of study is the highest level of professional certification for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Participants must …

Mohawk Global Logistics opens office in Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 25 MAY 2011—Mohawk Global Logistics, a Syracuse-based company, has opened an office in Chicago to accommodate its growing clientele in the Midwest. The office will offer a full menu of logistics services, including domestic and …

Logistics company launches trade consulting division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 8 MARCH 2011—Mohawk Global Logistics, a third party logistics provider, announces the launch of a new consulting division named Mohawk Global Trade Advisors (MGTA). The new division will be based out of the company’s …

Download our Incoterms 2010 webinar

The live recording of our recent webinar, Getting to know Incoterms 2010, is now available for download. The webinar is 94 minutes long and is presented by Robert Stein, VP, Customs & Trade Compliance and Jim Trubits, Buffalo General Manager, …

Mohawk Global Logistics buys former US Airways building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 6 JANUARY 2011—Mohawk Global Logistics has signed a lease to own agreement with the City of Syracuse for the former US Airways Reservation Center at Hancock International Airport. Financial terms of the transaction were …

Charitable Fund renamed in tribute of Mohawk’s founder

The Mohawk Charitable Fund has been renamed the Michael J. McSherry Charitable Fund in tribute to the company’s founder. Founded in 2007, the Charitable Fund exists to provide for the charitable giving of Mohawk employees to those most in need …

Teaming up with SU, local schools for Haiti relief campaign

The response to our Haiti relief campaign has been nothing short of incredible. Everyone from clients and business partners to local schools and community organizations generously donated time and resources to help make it happen. Blankets for Haiti at SU …

Update: Haiti relief efforts

To bring relief to Haiti’s earthquake victims, Mohawk partnered with Upstate companies to send much needed bottled water to Port-au-Prince. Nirvana Spring Water and Adirondack Beverages each donated a 40-foot container of bottled water. The water was picked up at …

Teaming up with Komar Sleepwear to fight juvenile diabetes

November is American Diabetes month. Mohawk has teamed up with one of our clients, Komar Sleepwear, the largest privately owned sleepwear and intimate apparel manufacturer in the U.S., to support their fundraiser, “PJ’s for the Cure.” Komar’s goal is to …

Robert Stein quoted in Global Trade Advisor

Mohawk’s resident compliance guru Robert Stein (Director of Customs & Trade Compliance) was recently quoted in an article for Global Trade Advisor, which is published by The Royal Bank of Scotland. Stein is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker. More rules, …

Mohawk Rochester is Global Service Provider of the Year

On May 14, the International Business Council of Greater Rochester presented Mohawk Global Logistics with the Global Service Provider of the Year award at their annual International Trade Dinner in Rochester, NY. “We are thrilled to be recognized for this …

Mohawk receives 2009 Export Service Provider award

Mohawk Global Logistics was honored to receive the 2009 Export Service Provider award during Central New York’s first Going Global Conference on May 7 in Syracuse. A panel of international trade specialists gave talks on the ins and out of …

Introducing Mohawk’s Service Levels

Gar Grannell, President Mohawk wants you to know that you have options when it comes to international transportation. As your logistics service provider, it’s our job to communicate those options to you in a way that is easy to understand. …

Mohawk expands into Buffalo market

Gar Grannell, President Mohawk Global Logistics has appointed Jim Trubits, a licensed Customs broker, to lead our expansion into the Buffalo market. We are expanding west in response to the market’s need for a compliance and regulatory driven provider of …

Mohawk in CNY Business Journal

Source: Kevin Tampone, Writer for The Central New York Business Journal Mohawk Global Logistics adds Buffalo location SALINA – Mohawk Global Logistics opened a new office in Buffalo this month, completing its upstate New York footprint. The shipping logistics firm …

Mohawk in Supply Chain Brain publication

Mohawk was featured in the May issue of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, a publication by SupplyChainBrain.com. Read the full article below or download the pdf version. Mohawk Global Logistics Deploys Transportation Software from IES Looking to improve supply …

Mohawk featured in Forward Magazine

Mohawk was featured in the Summer issue of Forward, the official magazine of the Air Forwarders Association. Read the full article below or download the pdf version. IES, Ltd., Transportation Software Leader, Receives Endorsement by Mohawk Global Logistics IES Ltd., …

Mohawk named Trade Partner of the Year

ALBANY — Mohawk Global Logistics (MGL) has been named “Trade Partner of the Year” by the Capital Region Global Business Network (GBN). Each year GBN, a non-for-profit global trade group, holds its Excellence in International Trade Awards to recognize companies …

Revised cargo sealing procedures for C-TPAT & FAST participants

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently updated cargo sealing requirements for C-TPAT members participating in the northern and southern border Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. CBP’s Cargo Sealing Guide Procedures (included below) outlines requirements for affixing high …

Shipping company benefits from outsourcing trend

Source: Kevin Tampone, Writer for The Central New York Business Journal SYRACUSE — It’s usually overseas companies benefiting from outsourcing work to lower-cost markets, but at least one Syracuse firm is also reaping rewards from the trend. “As companies become …

Mohawk makes FastTrack 50

NORTH SYRACUSE—The Central New York Business Journal has named Mohawk Global Logistics as one of the “50 Fastest Growing Local Companies in Central New York”. This award is based on year over year percent of growth in sales and employment …

Minimum security criteria for C-TPAT membership

The following is a list of the minimum security criteria for membership in the US Customs (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program. Conduct comprehensive assessment of their international supply chains based upon C-TPAT security guidelines. This includes business partners …

Mohawk Global Logistics opens Albany office

Source: Kevin Tampone, Writer for The Central New York Business Journal NORTH SYRACUSE — A local shipping-logistics firm has opened a new location in the Albany area and has plans for additional expansion. Mohawk Global Logistics, formerly known as Mohawk …