It was the innovation to replace wooden and paper pallets with recyclable sustainable plastic shipping platforms that prompted Jeff Lamb, the Newnan-based entrepreneur originally from Calgary, Canada, to sever his ties with IKEA and launch OptiLedge in 2009. In the start-up phase he also launched a materials handling and transportation consulting company. With the continued Read more
A fortunate few find their life’s work during their junior year in college. Such was the case for Gary White when he was on a mission trip to Guatemala. “It was my first trip out of the country,” he told Global Atlanta while visiting Kennesaw State University for the March 15 opening of its School Read more
Georgia’s total exports grew by 4 percent to $37.2 billion in 2017, reversing the previous year’s steep decline but not yet returning global sales to their peak of $38.5 billion in 2015. Meanwhile, the combination of recovering exports and increased imports propelled the state to its highest overall trade volumes ever. Georgia companies imported Read more
Atlanta’s Volantio, which provides software that helps airlines maximize ticket revenue while minimizing the pain of rebooking passengers, has raised a $2.6 million funding round. The Series B round was led by Ingleside Investors with participation from three airline venture funds that have never partnered on a deal before: JetBlue Technology Ventures, Australia’s Qantas Ventures and Read more
When NanoLumens’ salespeople got wind of a potential deal in Singapore, they had to go. After all, it was just a short jaunt from Australia, where they were already meeting customers.
Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
Georgia State University is doubling down on diversity, both throughout the state and globally as it hosts freshman from 114 nations and scholars from nearly every corner of the world. Adding 756 to the total this fall, Georgia State’s current 2,300 international students hail from 177 countries, just short of the 193 that are part Read more
To those uninitiated in the lingo of global trade, ASEAN might look like a capitalized misspelling of “Asian.” But in reality, it represents an economically vibrant bloc in that very region that is home to nearly a tenth of the global population, some 625 million people. And according to a new report, U.S. trade with these 10 countries on Read more
Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has Read more
Beato, the Atlanta-based, 20-pound Norwegian Forest cat is traveling around the world these days in a new series of children’s picture books created by local author Sucheta Rawal. Ms. Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer who has chosen Beato, her companion for the past seven years, as a lead character for her children’s Read more