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Trucking Firms Test Market For Energy-Saving Technology

August 16, 2010

Transport Topics, the weekly newspaper of trucking and freight transportation, recently published an article entitled “Trucking Firms Test Market For Energy-Saving Technology.” Arpin Group is very proud to have been featured as one of the pioneers in the trucking industry that is taking a leadership role regarding energy efficiency. To read the article, please click here.

Arpin Group Unveils First Electric Car Charging Station

August 16, 2010

Arpin Renewable Energy and Cardi’s Furniture Superstores have teamed up to provide drivers of plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars with the first public car charging station in Rhode Island.  The charging unit, provided by Coulomb Technologies, is expected to be followed within a year by a new design called ARC (Auto Recharge Center), currently being developed by an Arpin Renewable Energy affiliated partner.

The electric car charging station will be unveiled during a media event on August 27, 10:00 a.m. at the Cardi’s Furniture Superstore, 1681 Quaker Lane (Rt. 2) West Warwick, R.I.

Shipment Delays Expected Because of Ramadan

August 13, 2010

Please note that shipment delays are expected beginning Wednesday, August 11 through Thursday, September 10, 2010 at ports in predominantly Muslim countries as the holy month of Ramadan is observed.

New Russian Customs Regulations

July 13, 2010

New Russian Customs regulations are significantly affecting all expatriate shipments to Russia.

Previously, household good shipments of non-Russian citizens employed in Russia cleared Russian Customs as temporary imports without paying duty. Duty-free temporary imports of household goods were in accordance with the validity terms of the respective Russian visa and were required to be re-exported prior to the visa’s expiration.

Susan Garganese Promoted to General Manager, Arpin of Rhode Island

June 25, 2010

Susan Garganese has been promoted to general manager, Arpin of Rhode Island, an agent of Arpin Van Lines.

As general manager, Garganese will manage staff, oversee operations, streamline processes and be responsible for generating revenue for Arpin of Rhode Island. She has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Arpin claims system as well as the charity selection and programming process for Arpin Group.

Arpin Group, Inc. Mourns Death of its Chairman

June 15, 2010

Arpin Group, Inc., a leading household goods moving and storage company, announced today that its much-loved Chairman, Mr. Paul G. Arpin Sr., passed away over the weekend on June 12, 2010. At 85, Paul continued to remain active in the day-to-day management of the company until his death.

Lisa McElligott Joins Arpin International Group, Boston Office

June 04, 2010

Lisa McElligott has joined Arpin International Group as a domestic relocation coordinator in its growing customer service center in Boston.

Arpin International Group Opens Office in Shanghai, China

June 01, 2010

Arpin International Group, the worldwide household goods forwarder, has established its first office on mainland China, expanding the company’s presence in Asia. Arpin acquired the new office via the purchase of Rhema Capital Investments.

Arpin Group Adds U.S./Canada Cross-Border Staff in Toronto

May 26, 2010

Arpin Group, Inc. this month has added two new staff members to its offices in the Toronto metropolitan area in an effort to centralize and streamline operations as well as to enhance customer service. All dispatch and customer service functions pertaining to U.S./Canadian cross-border moves will now be handled from a single location in greater Toronto.

South Africa Transport Strike Affecting Import/Exports

May 18, 2010

Operations at national ports in South Africa (Durban, Cape Town, and East London) are at a standstill due to a national strike by approximately 50,000 workers of the state-owned rail and port operator, Transnet, Ltd.