VTKW Global Sponsor Showcase: The Allegheny Logistics Group

Vincent Murray and Jim Loux
Jim Loux (right), the Founder and President of Allegheny Brokerage Co. Inc., delivered the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy to Vincent Murray (left) of team Ecosy from Queen’s University, Belfast. Their winning concept of the 2010 Global Student Challenge was a wood pellet fueled patio heater that reduces fuel costs, increases mobility, and reduces the environmental impact of patio heaters used for outdoor dining and entertaining.

The Allegheny Logistics Group(TM) is an umbrella identity covering Allegheny Brokerage Co. Inc., Allegheny Logistics Services Inc. and Allegheny Ocean Transport, Inc.

The Allegheny Logistics Group and the Allegheny Companies provide full service support in all areas of exportation and importation of goods through a network of agents and partners in more than 80 cities around the world. This support includes ocean and air freight, inland transport, warehousing and freight management services. Additionally we provide knowledgeable consulting and training services regarding compliance with U.S. Government export and import regulations.

Thank you, The Allegheny Logistics Group(TM), for sponsoring the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week!

The third annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will bring university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. The Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships.

These generous sponsors make this very special week of education, competition, relaxation, and relationship building possible: The Allegheny Logistics Group, CCS-Inc., Economic Development Authority of Montgomery County, VA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., NetVentures, Novozymes, Rackspace, SAIC, Shentel, StellarOne Bank, SunTrust Bank, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., Virginia Tech, Virginia Corporate Research Center, and VPT, Inc.

VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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