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FedEx Service Alert


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

FedEx is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. Their contingency plans are in place and, as always, their priorities are the safety and well-being of their team members and minimizing the effects of potential storms on service. FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of their ability in areas affected by the storm and as local conditions allow.

Up to date information on weather, advisories can be found at the National Weather Service.

Remar and FedEx care about your safety and we encourage you to prepare for natural disasters. Click here to learn how to prepare your family.

Shipping to affected areas?
To help avoid delays, we encourage you to contact your recipients to verify whether their location is open or able to receive deliveries after this storm.

Note that potential service disruptions may not affect FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, etc. the same. This may result in different levels of impact as well as cities, states, and ZIP Codes serviced.

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Remar to Acquire Prospect’s Packaging and Fulfillment Business


December 1, 2016

Prospect, a non-profit that provides support services to individuals with disabilities, announced in Mid-November that they are closing their packaging and fulfillment work center effective November 30th.  Remar is excited to announce that it is assuming Prospect’s packaging and fulfillment accounts and will be hiring several of Prospect’s employees whose positions have been eliminated.

As the state of Tennessee calls to close sheltered workshops, with the hopes of integrating people with disabilities into inclusive work environments, Prospect made the decision to close their work center. They have decided to focus their efforts on Prospect’s employment, day service, residential, and child development programs.

Remar, an industry-leading warehousing, fulfillment and packaging organization, who has had a long-standing working relationship with Prospect, is acquiring Prospect’s work center customers and a number of employees effective December 1.

Much of the day to day operations will remain the same, however, there will be some changes, for example bringing in a state-of-the-art warehouse management system to help run the operations.

When the opportunity to assume Prospect’s customers and hire their team members arose, Remar felt it was a perfect fit.  Diversity is important to Remar as a minority owned business.  The opportunity to expand our workforce to incorporate people with disabilities is another way to become a more inclusive organization and support the community at the same time

This is a win for everyone. Prospect’s customers will see very little change in the operations and there will be a seamless transition from Prospect to Remar. Many of Prospect’s employees will continue to do the work they have been trained in and are skilled at without fear of losing their employment. Prospect will get to focus on their mission and finding competitive employment that pays at least minimum wage for people with disabilities in the Lebanon area. And, Remar is expanding not only its business but is becoming an even more inclusive organization.

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Remar Holiday Schedule 2016


Where has this year gone? It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the new year.

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some important days that we and our carriers will be closed.

2016-holiday-schedule

These are all good dates to have as you prepare for the holiday season.

For more information about specific carrier closures, please check out their websites below:

FedEx
UPS
USPS
DHL

If you have any questions, you can always contact your Client Care Specialist.
Happy Holidays!

Remar

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Hurricane Matthew Service Alert


We have just heard from many of our carries about the impact that Hurricane Matthew may have in their service areas. Here is what they are saying:

FedEx:

unknownFedEx is closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew. Contingency plans are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our their members and to minimize the effects of the storm on service. These storms often cause pickup and delivery delays and disruptions for FedEx customers. FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of their ability in areas affected by the storm and as local conditions allow.

You can check for FedEx updates by following this link.

USPS:

The U.S. Postal Service is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew. With its current track, the hurricane is poised to have significant impacts along the Florida coast and northward into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In preparation, they have begun to take the necessary steps to prepare for the storm.

As the impacts to postal operations are identified, updated information will be posted to the USPS Alerts website accessed through the RIBBS webpage, http://ribbs.usps.gov/, and http://about.usps.com/service-alerts/welcome.htm/.

UPS:

Hurricane Matthew is impacting service in areas of the Southeast this week and their team is monitoring weather conditions. At this time, there will be no pickups or deliveries today in affected areas of South Carolina where immediate evacuations have been ordered.

They will work to ensure the safety of their employees and to not impact evacuation routes while minimizing effects on service. Contingency plans are being implemented to ensure that shipments arrive at their final destinations as quickly as conditions permit.

At this time, Florida is fully operational and their team will continue to assess conditions and decisions by the local authorities.

Visit ups.com for the latest information about service impacts and to track the status of your packages. As they assess local conditions during the storm they will post ZIP codes where no pickups or deliveries are being made, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

DHL:

DHL Express is currently monitoring Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to impact areas from Florida to coastal Georgia and the Carolinas with flooding and damaging winds. Although some areas may experience unavoidable shipment delays, DHL has been proactively managing its network to minimize these delays and will provide local DHL pickup and delivery services in areas that can be safely accessed and where conditions allow.

They encourage those within the areas of impact to take all necessary measures to remain safe and heed the warnings of local, state and federal authorities.

The DHL Express International Service Guarantee does not apply for late shipment delivery of DHL Express shipments caused by natural disasters.

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