Oregon was 2015’s Most Popular Destination

United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study Reveals Where People Move and Why

Each year, United Van Lines releases its National Movers Study which tracks the states our customers move to and from during the course of the year. Oregon was deemed as the top moving destination for the third year in a row and the Northeast lost residents for the fourth consecutive year. Through outreach to media across the country, UniGroup has secured more than 390 pieces of unique coverage on the story and it has been seen more than 390 million times. You can read more from outlets such as the Associated Press, USA TodayDrudge ReportCNBCCNNReuters and Yahoo! Finance.

The Suddath Companies Announces Acquisition of The Secor Group

Moving industry leaders share common history of growth, innovation and 220 years of combined experience

The Suddath Companies (Jacksonville, Flordia) announced that is has acquired The Secor Group, one of the nation’s oldest logistics, moving and storage companies in Washington, DC.

Both Suddath® and Secor share many inherent characteristics including long histories of growth and success and were major contributors to the development and standardization of the modern-day moving industry. Like Suddath, Secor joined UniGroup in the 1980s.
“Joining forces makes tremendous business sense. We are both history-rich, proudly rooted organizations that take moving personally each and every day whether its people, products or businesses. We are excited to build upon a shared tradition of service excellence and a winning spirit, as well as strengthen our operating position in key markets while adding scale to each of our product lines,” said Michael J. Brannigan, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. “This will be a great benefit to our customers and our team.”
“Our service-first mentality and focus on innovation aligns perfectly with the approach and culture of The Suddath Companies,” said Chuck Lawrence, CEO, The Secor Group.  “The combined portfolio of services, knowledge, operational resources, technology platforms and partner networks will collectively equip us to better meet the ever-changing needs of clients around the world.”
This was the largest acquisition to date for The Suddath Companies.

Over 17 Years, Chipman Relocation & Logistics donates $100,000 in Toys

Each year, for the last 17 years, van operators from Chipman Relocation & Logistics (Concord, California) donate money to organizations collecting toys for children in need. Those donations have been matched by Tom Chipman. This year, van operators donated $2,272 and Tom donated $4,540 bringing the total to about $7,400. Over the past 17 years, it is believed that Chipman and its van operators have donated more than $100,000 in toys to organizations such as Solano Heroes, Bluestar Moms, Children Nurturing Project and Toys for Tots.