Way to go ACE RELOCATION!

San Diego, CA, January 31,2014—Ace Relocation Systems’ corporate office in San Diego held a bake sale to raise money for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 14 employees brought hundreds of cupcakes, cookies, fudge, and much more to contribute, and each treat was sold for $1. Throughout the day, dozens of employees stopped by the bake sale table to purchase the baked goods, and most donated much more than the $1 cost. By the end of the day, Ace had raised $268!

The money collected was sent to the organization “Direct Relief”, whose “medical assistance programs equip health professionals working in resource-poor communities to better meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people without regard to politics, religion, gender, race, or ability to pay.” Direct Relief has been rated by Forbes as having “100% fundraising efficiency”.

Kate McCoy, Marketing Specialist for Ace Relocation, said “We are so proud of the money we were able to raise for such a great cause, and very appreciative to our Ace family for the huge turnout.”

About Ace Relocation Systems

Since 1968, Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. has offered flexible and reliable relocation solutions for families, businesses and individuals in need of a high quality moving company. Family owned and operated, the company has made a reputation for itself by providing outstanding services on both a national and international level. With nine locations throughout seven states, Ace Relocation Systems is easily accessible and provides comprehensive services for both personal and professional moving situations.  Learn more by visiting: http://www.acerelocation.com or calling 1-800-YES-4-ACE.

For more information about Direct Relief, visit http://www.directrelief.org/

– See more at: http://www.acerelocation.com/2013/12/ace-relocation-systems-corporate-office-holds-bake-sale-to-raise-money-for-the-philippines/#sthash.yNNP59kr.dpuf

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Eddie Clements

Congratulations Eddie!! We were on the trucks together back in the late 80’s. He  moved my family from Sacramento to Midland Michigan!  

 

Corrigan Moving Systems’ Eddie Clements Named United Van Lines Regional Fleet Van Operator of the Year FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., December 11, 2013 – Corrigan Moving Systems, a Farmington Hills, Mich.-based full-service relocation company dedicated to elevating the moving experience for families and businesses, announced today that Eddie Clements has been named Regional Fleet Van Operator of the Year by United Van Lines for his outstanding performance and safety. Corrigan President David Corrigan made the announcement. “There is no one more deserving of this award than Eddie and we are so proud of him,” Corrigan said. “Eddie is a talented, hard working individual who is a true asset to our team, helping ensure our customers experience Corrigan quality and craftsmanship with his unwavering dedication to customer service and safety.” Clements has been a member of the Corrigan team since 2011. With outstanding safety and claims rating, Clements has traveled throughout the United States, moving everything from residential home goods to commercial office furniture and equipment. To learn more about Clements, and his Regional Fleet Van Operator the Year achievement,  – See more at: http://corriganmoving.com/news/corrigan-moving-systems-eddie-clements-named-united-van-lines-regional-fleet-van-operator-year/#sthash.4FJryfjB.dpuf

THE MOVING INDUSTRY

Recent Data About the Moving and Storage Industry from the American Moving & Storage Association
January 31, 2014

The moving and storage industry:

•Consists of 8,100 companies operating at 17,000 locations, primarily providing moving and storage services for household and office goods
•Includes van lines, van line agents, independent full-service movers, international movers, forwarders, and auto transporters
•Employs 122,600 people with an annual payroll of $3.6 billion
•Is composed of mostly small businesses
◦47.8% of industry companies employ fewer than 5 people.
◦Only 8.5% of industry companies employ 100 or more people.
AMSA members report operating a fleet of:

•50,000 trucks
•32,000 tractor units for pulling semi-trailers
•18,000 straight trucks
Moving and storage industry services include:

•Local and long-distance transportation of household and office goods
•Warehousing and storage services
•Packing and packaging services
•Process, distribution, and logistics consulting
•Merchandise sales and other services
Industry revenue from these services totals more than $16.5 billion annually. The following three areas combined account for 97.3% of revenue:

•69.6% from local or long-distance transportation service
•20.2% from warehousing and storage services
•7.5% from packing and packaging services
Interstate shipments by type, percentage (2008 AMSA):

•Household goods: 65.4% (including 11% military and 1% other federal government)
•Computers, copiers and other electronic office equipment: 27.6%
•Exhibits and trade shows: 6.6%
•Office and institutional: 0.3% (mostly local moves)
Breakdown of household goods shipments by type:

•Individuals: 39%
•Corporate: 39%
•Military: 20%
•Other federal government: 2%

I expect REMAX will have a VERY good 2014!!

ReMax Real Estate Buying or Selling

Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year

Many people think that selling a home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea.

However, there are some advantages to selling your home after the holidays and into the New Year. There will be less homes on the market, so there won’t be as much competition. Another factor is mood – buyers will generally be feeling more cheery and relaxed after the holidays, which will result in them being more likely to make the decision to buy a home. A home can have a really romantic and cosy feeling during the winter season, which could make a buyer fall in love with it.

When You Are Selling Your Home During The Winter Season, Here Are Some Tips To Keep In Mind:

·       Choose a good real estate agent who will be able to communicate with you…

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“Stevie D.” ReMax Tips For Selling Your Home In The New Year … South Barrington, Barrington, Northwest Suburbs

Arrests Related to California Moving Company Scams Not Connected to Stevens Worldwide Van Lines

 

January 31, 2011

 

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is not linked in any way to recent arrests in California’s Santa Clara County. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines’ owned and affiliated companies and agents also are not connected to the legal matters.

 

According to published reports, five people were arrested in mid-January on theft-related charges involving scams of internet-based moving companies operating in the South Bay area of Santa Clara County.

 

One of those arrested is known to be affiliated with an internet-based moving company called Stevens Moving and Storage. The company also has been listed by several other names.

 

That company has no connection to Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.

 

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is a Michigan-based moving company that has company-owned locations in Michigan, Ohio and Florida, and agent locations across the country. The Stevens Worldwide Van Lines US DOT number is 72029.  In Michigan and Ohio, some Stevens Worldwide Van Lines locations are known as Stevens Moving & Storage, but they have no connection with the California company or the individual who was arrested.

 

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines reminds families and individuals who are planning to move to be wary of internet-based moving companies and companies that offer pricing and deals that seem extremely low compared to the competition.

 

Moving industry experts estimate that every year thousands of Americans who move become victims of unscrupulous movers who don’t live up to the promised they make to customers. The methods of some disreputable movers range from dramatically changed pricing during the course of a move to furniture and personal belongings being “held hostage” until the customer pays a “delivery fee” in cash.

 

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines offers these other suggestions to avoid moving scams.

  • Get in-home written estimates. While there are several online “moving cost estimators,” almost always the only legitimate estimates are those offered by a professional mover who visits the customer’s home.
  • Use a company that is certified by the American Moving & Storage Association as a PROMOVER or is an agent of a certified PROMOVER. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is a PROMOVER.
  • Beware of movers who require a large deposit or require payment upfront for a move or demand cash payments. These are not typical practices of legitimate moving companies.
  • Beware of companies with names similar to those of large van lines or well-established moving businesses. A similar name does not mean that the online company is affiliated with a reputable company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Diego AMSA Conference

 

January 30, 2014

 

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines will be attending and sponsoring the American Moving & Storage Association’s 95th Annual Education Conference & Expo. This year’s conference will be held in San Diego, CA from February 9-12, 2014. The conference will include education sessions, an awards dinner, and even a silent auction.

With the reputation of Movers being ever-challenged, being involved in our professional associations is more important than ever. At Stevens Worldwide, we believe in quality, ethics, and transparency in what we – as a company and as an industry – do, so our sponsorship of, and participation in the AMSA annual conference this year gives us another opportunity to learn, share and network with other leaders in our business. And San Diego in the dead of winter isn’t bad either!

We view attendance at this conference as a way for us to continue to improve as a professional moving and storage company, and just one more way that Stevens is working to deliver Total Customer Satisfaction!