Hello, I’m Brant Ring, CEO of ConGlobal. It’s an honor to welcome you to the family!
There’s a lot to learn in these first weeks, but I wanted to take a moment to share the heart of the matter—our company culture. What you will find on this webpage guides everything that makes ConGlobal, ConGlobal. As you grow into your role, I will enjoy watching your impact and seeing how your work will advance our everyday mission of taking care of each other, our customers, and our business. In doing so, I hope you find your work rewarding, challenging, and meaningful.
We operate in complex, industrial terminal environments, making safety a core value. I say value, not priority, because priorities can change, values do not. Safety starts with adherence to established rules and protocols, but it really shapes the kind of company we should be when we all commit to our own safety AND the safety of our co-workers. Our truest measure of success will be when we perform our work—each move, each shift, each day—without harm to people or equipment. That’s Zero Harm. Nothing will have a greater positive impact on our company and the lives of the people that make up our company than eliminating all accidents and injuries from our places of work.
Our company has a long list of strengths, the most notable being our strategically located container yard depots, our work with Class 1 railroads to load and unload finished vehicles, intermodal trailers and containers from railcars, and all types of maintenance and repair, including some really cool shipping container modifications. It’s an exciting time for ConGlobal, we’re leveraging our terminal expertise to deliver consistent, flexible, customized, and reliable solutions while staying true to our every day mission of taking care. We’ve also rolled out a technology ecosystem called Aviro 360 that delivers automated tools to improve terminal operations. What I like most is its tech built by operators for operators.
You’ll find a fair amount of information regarding your first days at ConGlobal on this website, but your manager will have a more in-depth onboarding plan prepared for you. I’d encourage you to reach out to your new team and your manager with any questions you might have. You are, after all, in good company.
I wish you well, and please take care!
Take care of each other, our customers, and our business.
Be the go-to experts in terminal operations.
“ConGlobal’s footprint across US, Mexico, and Costa Rica provides employees with a myriad of opportunities both in geographic location and in the sheer number of industrial environments we operate. Career paths in the transportation sector are limitless, especially with our new tech-enabled product offerings. If you are willing to learn, nothing can stop you.”
– Gary Furneaux, Director of Sales & Marketing
ConGlobal’s roots are firmly in the transportation industry. Our earliest company began in 1968, during container shipping’s formative years. An entire industry began, demanding unprecedented investments in containers, terminals, and repair services in the Far East.
Fueled by innovation and adaption, ConGlobal has been at the forefront of a rapidly changing global economy from the very beginning. With more than 100 operations across the US, Mexico, and Costa Rica, ConGlobal is the go-to expert in multi-modal, industrial terminal operations. ConGlobal’s service and product offerings anchor on complimenting specialized industrial equipment operations with advanced, technology-enabled systems and processes.
ConGlobal is the result of the consolidation of multiple companies within a highly fragmented global marketplace. As the company grew organically and by acquisitions, our network capabilities, service offerings, and geographical coverage increased, and we emerged with the largest North American footprint in the market.
ConGlobal has enjoyed decades-long relationships throughout the supply chain. We have developed a reputation as a pioneer in utilizing technology to drive efficiency, reduce costs, and strengthen customer relationships.
Our application and access to new smart, connected, and living technologies will provide supply chain resiliency with safety, service, and a platform for growth, unlike other single service providers.
AREAS OF STRATEGIC FOCUS
To achieve our vision, we will rally around four areas
ConGlobal continues to be customer-obsessed, honing our core business while transforming or developing new services. Our innovative, trailblazing approach has unearthed big, unmet needs, and we are finding ways to meet them.
Strategic Focus: Culture
Today, every company is looking at managing its way through the economic and health crises that have unfolded around us. The goal is to come out the other end not only stronger but poised to compete in new ways.
ConGlobal drives sustainable results by first protecting our employees and then challenging them, unleashing their skills and talents.
Strategic Focus: Customers
ConGlobal listens. We strive to understand our customers’ business and their unique operational needs.
Our teams rise to meet the most demanding challenges, proactively suggesting adaptations that create solutions. When things change, we’re quick to pivot.
Strategic Focus: Cost
It’s not a mindset reset. ConGlobal has always operated with cost control in mind, re-engineering processes to eliminate waste. Like many industrial companies, we leverage technology to drive efficiencies and provide a higher service level, all at a competitive cost.
Strategic Focus: Capabilities
The structure of almost everything we do—how we work and interact with each other—has changed. The ‘new normal’ demands that companies improve the way they work and solutions offered – that companies innovate.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU!
Commit to your own safety and the safety of your teammates.
Respect diversity in background, perspective and ideas.
Share openly and be remarkably transparent.
Have a bias for action by taking ownership and seizing opportunities.
Have the courage to have difficult conversations, challenging yourself, and others.
Eagerly expand mindsets and capabilities.
WORK HARD, LIVE WELL
Take time off, you’ve earned it.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Diversity and Inclusion are a central part of our culture and how we work at ConGlobal. They are crucial to our mission to take care of each other, our customers, and our business. We recognize that everyone is equally different, and it’s those unique experiences, perspectives, and voices that drive us forward. Nothing other than a person’s talent should stand in the way of an opportunity. We believe there are three key reasons why Diversity and Inclusion is important for our business:
- A diverse workforce provides insights into the needs and motivations of all stakeholders allowing us to proactively provide solutions.
- We operate in a complex and competitive industry; a greater range of talent makes us highly innovative and stronger together.
- Embracing a broader worldview will help us build bridges to trust, respect, and an understanding that spans across cultures and locations.
ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS – THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DID
Our Culture Code was written by people who’ve been where you are now, and who want to make your first few months as meaningful as possible.
APPROACH EARLY DAYS IN LEARNING MODE
One of the most important things you can do is to absorb everything. Involving yourself in our culture, meeting your teammates, and learning our business makes you productive faster.
Be careful, to balance your schedule—you need time to learn the ropes. We fully expect you to ramp up your workload.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP
As you learn about new processes, projects, and people, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
At the same time, we want you to contribute and add value—reinforcing you are the right person for the job! Make suggestions in team meetings, huddles, and 1:1’s. If you have a skill or ability, speak up and share.
ITS ConGlobal is a relationship-centric organization. We are wired to connect and all of us want a sense of belonging. When we belong, we feel part of something bigger.
Our organization is a community, built on trust. Individual performance is important, but we amplify our success when we do it together.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A TAILORED ONBOARDING PLAN
Your manager has prepared an onboarding plan with specific activities depending on the position. This roadmap will help ease you into your role, increase your understanding of your responsibilities, and set you up for success.
BE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE
Now that you are part of the team, it’s important that you are present and ready to work when scheduled. Our organization is built around our customers. Our reputation, performance, and accountability to our customers depend on our employees being reliable. Please take a moment to review our attendance policy with your manager for guidelines.
YOUR FIRST DAYS AT ConGlobal
So, you’ve gone through the interview process, signed the papers, and you are finally here.
Congratulations, and welcome. ConGlobal is a dynamic and fast-changing organization. We believe in taking care of each other, our customers, and our business.
Whether you have industry experience, or not, everyone brings value to ConGlobal.
DRESS FOR YOUR ROLE AND THE JOB YOU ARE PERFORMING
Proper PPE will be provided. There may be times a different dress code is needed. Impressions matter, so be mindful of visitors.
Our Commitment to Each Other
At ConGlobal, we invest in the development of our employees. Our people are the most valuable resource and we provide learning opportunities to develop skills, further careers, and help employees achieve their personal and professional goals.
As an employee, you’ll have limitless opportunities to make an impact and thrive.
- On-the-Job Training
- Skill Development
- Cross-Training Opportunities
- Career Progression
- Promote from Within
- Tuition/Educational Reimbursement
- Total Rewards
We reward employees who achieve results, live our mission and vision, and help others to succeed.
TOTAL REWARDS HEALTH, WEALTH & MORE
We are a people focused company. People are at the heart of everything we do. We want our employees to have a healthy lifestyle inside and outside work by providing a Total Rewards benefit package to promote health and well-being, confidence and satisfaction.
HEALTH & WELFARE
We offer a choice of coverage for medical insurance, prescription drug, dental coverage, and vision plans. Dependent Care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, disability, and accident coverage are also available.
PAID TIME OFF
We are passionate about our work and success, but we also believe in providing time away from work to relax, recharge and reset. Both non-exempt and exempt employees are eligible for paid vacation days, sick time and nine paid holidays.
To help you prepare for retirement, we offer a competitive 401(k) retirement plan with company matching to help you meet your savings goals.
ConGlobal is a learning organization, and we are proud to help you develop professionally and personally. We offer reimbursement for pre-approved classes and programs. To apply, contact the HR Department.
This program is a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related programs.