Livingston International acquires Norman G. Jensen, Inc. to strengthen position throughout the United States as well as in Canada

Attention Business Editors

October 12, 2012

CHICAGO – Livingston International has acquired Norman G. Jensen, Inc. (“NGJ”), including its Canadian brokerage company, Jensen Customs Brokers Canada (“JCBC”), Livingston president and CEO, Peter Luit, announced today.

“In acquiring this long-standing U.S. northern border broker, known for its solid reputation and excellent client service,” said Luit, “we are not only strengthening our presence along the Canada-U.S. border, but also adding attractive air/sea ports and bolstering our services on the border with Mexico.  NGJ brings us further expertise in lumber and forestry products, oil and gas, and the agribusiness sector,” continued Luit.  “I am very pleased that former NGJ owners and senior management members Gordy Jensen, Dennis Jensen and Steve Midthun will remain with the business to ensure a smooth transition and make sure our clients continue to receive excellent service.”

“NGJ and Livingston are a very good fit,” said Gordy Jensen, president of Norman G. Jensen, Inc.  “Our roots are in customs brokerage, with complementary international freight forwarding services.  At NGJ, we are very enthusiastic about the opportunities this merger presents for our clients and staff as we become part of a dynamic industry leader that is investing in its future and the services it offers importers and exporters across North America.”

A second-generation family business founded in 1937, NGJ is a major independent customs broker with a strong presence in the western U.S.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, NGJ employs approximately 350 staff at over 30 locations in the U.S. and Canada and specializes in providing import and export services to high-volume commodity shippers.

About Livingston

A leading North American customs broker focused on compliance, Livingston International also offers consulting and global trade management services as well as international freight forwarding across North America and around the globe.  With its U.S. air/sea hub located in Chicago and regional centers in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York and Norfolk, Livingston is also a prominent customs broker along the U.S.-Canada border.  Livingston employs approximately 2,900 employees at over 100 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across the United States, Canada and in Mexico as well as in Europe and Asia.

For more information, contact:
Dawneen MacKenzie
Livingston International
1-800-387-7582 ext. 3109