Letter from Deborah – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dear friends,

I am on a journey to better my health, and contribute in a small part to the health of millions, who are affected by blood cancers.  For my part I am running in the Chicago Marathon on October 8th.  To prepare for the 26.2 miles I have joined a team of others for support and training.  This group is working together making positive impacts in the lives of patients and their families by our fund raising results.

Many of us have personal stories of how Leukemia or Lymphoma has touched our lives, we, and many who even without intimate exposure want to make a contribution to research for cures, and provide support and care for patients and families.  I lost my mother to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of eight.  I was fortunate to have family support, but I am aware that others are not as blessed, and may need financial, or emotional support. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has done so much to the aid of this community, but there is much more to be done.  Please help in whichever way you can, if you are not in a position to donate I encourage you to give of your time to this or another organization in need of volunteers, you will not regret it. 

For my part I am asking friends and families who can donate to please do so, this is an incredibly worthy cause touching so many people around the world.  Below is the link to my donation page.  I thank you for any contribution you can make.


Most sincerely with gratitude,

Deborah Damore

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Michael Kubayanda Nominated to PRC to be a Commissioner of the PRC

Michael Kubayanda has been under consideration to fill the vacant Postal Regulatory Commissioner position. On June 6, 2018 the President has now formally nominated Mr. Kubayanda to fill that position for the remainder of a six-year term expiring November 22, 2020.

Mr. Kubayanda serves as a board member and privacy officer for a digital health startup.   Michael previously worked with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service, ending as director of government relations, in which he worked with OIG officials to support the work of inspectors general in data analytics.  In the OIG’s research group, he oversaw research on technical issues and wrote reports addressing postal economics and price regulation, intellectual property, and public-private partnerships, while serving as an advisor to colleagues on issues such as privacy, knowledge management, and innovation.  Prior to the OIG, he served on the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Michael holds degrees from Georgetown University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, and studied at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.


PRC has approved the 2017 market dominant price change

The Postal Regulatory Commission concluded that the proposed price adjustments for First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services do not violate the price cap and are consistent with, or justified by an exception to, the workshare discount limitations. The Commission also concludes that the proposed classification changes for these classes are consistent with applicable law and regulations.


New Employment Opportunity at Fairrington – Logistics Coordinator

Fairrington continues to expand and is seeking a Logistics Coordinator.

Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements, to Geoff Jones.

Logistics Coordinator will handle inbound and outbound transportation operations in a fast-paced time sensitive environment. Desired candidate will gain experience in operations support, intermodal, truckload, LTL, expedited, and brokerage operations. The Logistics Coordinator position is responsible for working within a team to handle all elements of inbound, outbound, and direct loads from start to finish. The Logistics Coordinators are trained in all areas of load planning, dispatch, and dispatch support in order to be able to handle any load. Key elements of this position include:


  • Work with team members to develop operational and cost efficiencies through continuously reviewing and refining of the process and procedures for transporting inbound, outbound, and direct loads.
  • Follows route guide and other direction for proper load planning for maximum weight and cubic capacity per load while meeting delivery requirements.
  • Follows route guide and other direction for proper TL, IMX, LTL, Expedited, FTC Transport and carrier utilization on inbound, outbound, and direct loads.
  • Track and trace loads until delivered to final consignee. Secure proof of delivery.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
  • Solid organizational, time management, and analytical decision making skills.


SourceLink announces a Partnership with Fairrington

SourceLink announces a Partnership with Fairrington Transportation to Deliver a Web Based Mobile Mail Tracking & Freight Management Solution


Fairrington Transportation has selected SourceLink as an industry partner to utilize their mail-tracking solution to enhance their direct mail attribution and reporting for a seamless web-based and mobile user experience


(Chicago, IL) July 21, 2014 – SourceLink, an industry-leading multichannel marketing services firm and statement solutions provider, announced today a partnership with Fairrington Transportation, who will now integrate SourceLink’s proprietary mail tracking tool for all client mailings through their existing VisiMAIL platform.


SourceLink has positioned themselves as leaders in developing a customer-centric mail and package tracking software that also boasts two mobile apps, for the tracking of letter and flat mail. Fairrington partners with SourceLink at an advantageous time, as they will be the benefactor of additional enhancements to the MultiTrac® platform in 2014 – including email package status notifications and cross-promotional marketing.


Fairrington will provide their customers a powerful marketing solution that allows complete visibility into their inbound and outbound mail delivery performance using the MultiTrac® solution as the backend to their dashboard. Fairrington anticipates that the software will help their clients more effectively manage call center staffing, inbound cash receipts, campaign performance and predictive response modeling by providing a direct, real-time relationship between each client and the USPS® to quickly resolve any potential delivery issues.


“The advanced reporting and the ability to track first class mail, as well as standard mail, were features that made SourceLink’s software appealing to enhance our VisiMAIL website experience for our client,” said Greg Rocque, Fairrington’s President. “SourceLink’s solutions closely mirrored the functionality we aim to offer our customer base in seamlessly managing their mailings.”


“Fairrington Transportation has built a world-class and rapidly growing integrated offering, and we are proud to have our software solutions as part of their forward-thinking service offering,” adds Jim Wisnionski, SourceLink’s Chief Information Officer and President, Marketing Solutions Group.


About SourceLink

SourceLink creates results-driven communication solutions. Combining strengths in marketing analytics, data intelligence, technology and production expertise, SourceLink crafts and executes data-driven direct marketing and transactional document outsourcing solutions. SourceLink’s analytic and communication solutions improve marketing ROI through greater relevance and increased response. On the production side, SourceLink solutions reduce costs through more efficient operations and postal optimization. SourceLink operates in six U.S. locations. For more information, visit www.sourcelink.com.


About Fairrington
Founded in 1981, Fairrington is the largest, full-service, printer-independent mailing logistics provider in the US. The company was built on visionary entrepreneurial leadership, values of integrity and excellence, and a commitment to develop and equip its people to provide extraordinary service. That DNA guides us to this day, driving our team of seasoned professionals to continually improve and innovate industry-leading solutions.

Fairrington Acquires DFW Crossdock Logistics

Bolingbrook, Ill.– December 4, 2012 – Leading mail logistics provider Fairrington announced today the acquisition of Dallas-based DFW Crossdock Logistics.  The move allows Fairrington to expand its footprint to the Southwest region of the United States, as well as build on its already strong presence in the Midwest and the East.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

According to Gregory Rocque, Fairrington president, Fairrington will assume or acquire substantially all the assets of DFW Crossdock Logistics, including its consolidation facility near DFW Airport, personnel and customer base.  DFW Crossdock Logistics’ operations will remain the same and will change over to the Fairrington name.

“Fairrington is a nationwide leader in the logistics industry and I’m confident DFW Crossdock Logistics consolidation clients will benefit greatly from the additional services Fairrington brings to the table,” said Glenn Lemons, president and founder of DFW Crossdock Logistics.

“Our mission is to find more responsive ways to service clients including increasing their efficiency, reducing their costs, providing visibility throughout the logistics process and improving on-time delivery.  This acquisition is an important building block in our future,” Rocque said. “Our mantra is ‘full impact logistics’ and the DFW Crossdock Logistics acquisition is one positive step in a direction to grow Fairrington and to continue to add assets to support that mantra.  Look for more to come from Fairrington.”

About Fairrington Inc.

Founded in 1981, Fairrington is the largest, full-service, printer-independent mailing logistics provider in the US. The company was built on visionary entrepreneurial leadership, values of integrity and excellence, and a commitment to develop and equip its people to provide extraordinary service. That DNA guides us to this day, driving our team of seasoned professionals to continually improve and innovate industry-leading solutions.

Behind the power and promise of Full Impact Logistics, Fairrington offers a complete range of mail service solutions, including Consolidation, Co-Pal, Direct Truckload, LTL and Co-Mail. The benefits are significant: improved response rates, tight-window delivery, increased efficiency and the greatest transparency throughout the logistics process. Our goal is simple: to help our customers conquer time, thereby becoming the world-class provider of delivery solutions that move today’s business.

About DFW Crossdocks Logistics Inc.

DFW Crossdock Logistics is a 2 year old industry leader in the crossdock/consolidation of direct mail promotions to postal facilities nationwide.

Don Kemp, Director of Warehouse Operations

Don joined Fairrington in 2004, bringing over 20 years of experience in fulfillment and distribution to our East Coast operation. His commitment to facility standardization, cost containment and accountability have extended our value added proposition for clients. Don has held positions at the operational and corporate levels managing both internal and outsourced facilities and staff. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University. Don is married with two children and enjoys travel and activities with his family.

Mark Nickel, CPA CGMA

Mark Nickel joined Fairrington in September 2012; and is the Chief Financial Officer at Fairrington.  He brings over thirty years of finance and accounting, manufacturing and distribution, supply chain management, IT project management, and operational decision-support experience.  His primary expertise is a balance of Finance, Accounting, IT and Supply Chain Management applied to both the internal company perspectives; and company Executive and Cross-Functional teams in various industries as an Advisor.

After 4 years in the Certified Public Accounting industry and 3 years as Internal Audit Manager; Mark has held previous positions as a Controller, Director, and Senior Manager.  His career has always been centered on a philosophy of customer-focused support that demands a keen understanding of the business and the industry it operates within.   The importance to align technical expertise that creates solutions; and not just identify the problems has afforded him the opportunity to facilitate projects and implement solutions that provide a good return on investment (time and resources).  He has enjoyed opportunities at Fairrington that has led to the successful implementation of a new Accounting and Purchasing system.

Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois Society of CPAs (ISCPA), and The Association for Operations Management (APICS), and Financial Executives International (FEI).

Mark graduated with honors from Greenville College receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting; and a minor degree in Economics.