A Full Service Transportation Company After over 20 years in the same locale, SDS moves “up the street.” �� Ask about our Referral Program
In 1982, very few had the vision to see what Long Island City (“LIC”) would look like today; a thriving mixed use area that has woven the industrial and residential into a unique blend that attracts businesses, artists, retirees and young professionals.
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In 1982, most saw the New York business, cultural and residential scene as Manhattan Artist’s rendering of the 31st Place Location first, last and only. LIC was at which housed SDS from 1992-2013 the bottom rung—even for an “outer borough” area. During this time, Manhattan Real Estate was at its peak and small businesses were shutting down due to high rents. But where others saw crisis, SDS saw opportunity. Tony Racioppo, President of SDS, was among the few that saw LIC as a key location for business—especially transportation, where the nearby river crossings made delivering into Manhattan faster. So SDS left its lower Manhattan home and purchased a building in LIC—and they bought a second building in 1984. SDS actually left the area for a brief stint from 1989 to 1992 when they housed the business in Brooklyn, but they soon returned and have been in that same location since that time. Now SDS has moved about a mile away from where they had been located since 1992.
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“Strategically it makes a lot of sense, but it does make you a bit nostalgic,” notes Racioppo.
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SDS is now located at 23-23 Borden Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
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Mike Meyers A Symbol of Loyal Service On July 6th, 1983, a young man named Michael Meyers, began his career at Security Delivery Service, Inc., now known as SDS Global Logistics. On that day, he started as a messenger, and although he has had plenty of opportunities to work inside, he has always preferred to remain as a messenger. He loves to walk the city streets, ride the subways of New York City and to meet and help clients in anyway he can. Typically employees in the courier industry for that amount of time become dispatchers, managers and sometimes even owners. But it is rare for one to be a messenger for that long. And you almost never find someone like Mike, that has been with the same company for over 30 years. Rodney Sparks, .SVP of Tri-State Operations at SDS notes that “Mike faithfully performs a valuable and greatly needed service, day in and day out, in all kinds of weather. We are proud to have found such a rare gem as Mike and I have enjoyed every moment that I’ve worked with him.” Mike himself says, “working at SDS all these years has been a rewarding experience for me. It has allowed me to build meaningful relationships with people from different walks of life. I’ve acquired communication and time management skills that have been beneficial to me in my personal life. This position has inspired me to continue to strive for personal success.” Tony Racioppo, SDS President and Owner, added that no matter how hard he tried he couldn’t keep Mike working inside. “ I couldn’t think of a better representative for our company. Mike is a gentleman and a true professional. We have been very fortunate to have him all these years.” TSA Pre
Coming October 2013 As a follow up to a recent article we shared, The TSA has announced a new process to their TSA Pre✓™ program. This program enables passengers to be eligible for expedited screening at US Airports. The following article is from the TSA website: WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it will add a new process allowing more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA Pre ™ , an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes. Previously, to be eligible for TSA Pre✓™, travelers had to opt-in through an airline’s frequent flier program, or be enrolled in one of CBP’s Global Entry, SENTRI or NEXUS Trusted Traveler programs. To date, more than 12 million travelers have already experienced TSA Pre✓™ at 40 airports nationwide, and today’s announcement will expand the availability of this program to a larger portion of traveling U.S. citizens. Starting later this year, U.S. citizens will be able to apply online and visit an enrollment site to provide identification and fingerprints. TSA will start the program at two initial enrollment sites — Washington Dulles International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport — with plans to expand to additional enrollment sites nationwide. The TSA Pre✓™ application program requires a background check, fingerprints, and an anticipated enrollment fee of $85 for a five-year membership. Once approved, travelers will receive a Known Traveler Number (KTN) and the opportunity to go through TSA Pre✓™ lanes at security checkpoints at participating airports. TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.
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By Len Froio, VP Sales Nothing is more frustrating than to learn that your client received your shipment damaged. This “uncomfortable” situation is embarrassing and very time consuming. There is usually an inordinate amount of time taken before reconciliation occurs for both parties. Calls need to be initiated, paper work must be filed for a claim, another package must be shipped, and hopefully “in the end” your customer is satisfied. How can you give your package a better chance of arriving to its final destination damaged free? During my transportation career, I have worked for some of the most reputable carriers in the world. I have been through many training classes and have observed proper packing methods. If you follow these steps, I feel confident that the chance of your shipment arriving damage-free is in your favor.
How you pack will have a direct correlation to how you receive...
The Five “Musts” for a Properly Packaged Shipment: ��
Try to use new corrugated cartons with at least a 200 lb PSI or a 32 ECT ( Edge Crush Test )
Stay away from 3rd generation cartons. This is a high risk for damaged goods.
Give your product at least 2 inches of packing material. ( Bubble Wrap, Peanuts, Air cushions, etc)
Use the “H Tape Method to seal the carton. Tape both sides and the center of the carton to prevent leaks and potential burst. Packing tape is recommended.
Include complete address information and telephone numbers on the label in case of any misroutes.
Follow these simple steps and your chances of having an uneventful shipment increase dramatically. For more packaging tips, reach out to our experts at [email protected]
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Dear Len, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at SDS for making my life much easier. You always have my back when we have some tough deadlines and some challenging projects. What I appreciate the most besides your courteous and reliable staff is the communication you provide. Its refreshing to know there “aren’t any surprises.” Thanks SDS! Shikina Matthews Mail Room Manager Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal
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Happy Anniversary To:
Another summer has quickly passed us by. Days are
kids are back to school and soon the leaves will change colors. As usual The Yankees will be fighting for a playoff spot and the Mets will be out of the picture. Since I’m a Met Fan I always get excited about this time of the season WHY? Because it’s time for some “FOOTBALL”. I thought I’d share my top ten NY Football Brain Teasers which appeals to both Jet and Giant Fans. Can you guess the following: 1. When was the last year The NY Jets were in the Super Bowl? 2. How Many Super Bowls have the Giants won? 3. Who is the all time QB pass leader for the NY Jets? 4. What was the name of the Jets before they became the NY Jets? 5. Who has the most rushing yards as a NY Giant? 6. What College did Joe Namath attend? 7. Who was the 1990 MVP of Super Bowl 25? 8. What was the name given to the Jets Defensive Line in the 80’s 9. Which Giant has the record for the most Sacks in a season?
10. What coach had the most wins as a NY Jet? 1969, Four, Joe Namath, NY Titans, Tiki Barber, Alabama, Otis Anderson, NY Sack Exchange, Michael Strahan, Weeb Ewbank
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There will not be any mail pickups on the following holidays. Should you require special pickup on any of these days, please call Ray
October 14, 2013
Veteran’s Day (Observed)*
November 11, 2013
November 28, 2013
December 25, 2013
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May 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
September 1, 2014
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