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October 6, 2014
Author: Barb Muessig
SAGINAW, MI – Focused Logistics, a division of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, has moved its headquarters to a new office on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. Headed by new General Manager Bob Brisebois, the new office location brings the company’s warehousing and logistics services to the heart of Detroit while helping to revitalize the growing downtown area.
“We’re very pleased to have a physical presence in Detroit,” Brisebois said. “We’ll maintain our current location in Waterford, but our new Detroit headquarters will give us additional presence in this rapidly growing market and make our service more flexible and convenient.”
As the General Manager, Brisebois is responsible for oversight of Focused Logistics’ operations, including sales, project management, expenses and change orders. He works closely with the sales and project management teams to ensure client satisfaction. Brisebois began his new role on June 2, while maintaining his existing role as Vice President of Stevens’ Records Storage division. The resources and nationwide network of that division complement Focused Logistics’ growing operations.
Focused Logistics offers warehousing, delivery, installation and freight management of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) as well as operating supplies and merchandise equipment (OS&E). The company services clients in the hospitality sector, handling the delivery and installation of furniture and related items for renovations and new builds of hotels, apartment complexes, and other residential facilities. Focused Logistics uses the wide network of Stevens agents as well as other partner agencies to coordinate activities across the nation.
“We have jobs going on in many states in addition to our Michigan work,” Brisebois said. “We’re working on a project in Boca Raton, Florida, and just starting a hotel project in Cleveland. Meanwhile, we just finished a refurb job for an apartment complex and clubhouse in Ann Arbor. Thanks to our network of partners, we can work across the country.”
Brisebois sees the potential for Focused Logistics to expand into complementary industries. “We have the potential to help with hospitals or other care facilities, restaurants, retail organizations, even casinos. For any operation that would have equipment to be delivered and installed, we have the capability to assist.”
If your business could utilize Focused Logistics’ services for your renovation or new build, contact the company’s new Detroit location at 313-270-9000 or their Waterford office at 888-206-2328 or visit them on the web at www.focused-logistics.com.
About Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
Established in 1905 in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is a full-service moving company with nearly 150 agent locations throughout the United States. Stevens performs local moves, long-distance moves and international moves with storage operations available for all types. Stevens is a fifth-generation family-owned business and has been named a ProMover by the American Moving & Storage Association in recognition of their dedication to ethical moving practices. For more information, visit Stevens’ website at www.stevensworldwide.com.
October 01, 2014
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines President and COO, Joe Biskner, and Vice President of Government Traffic & Claims, Peggy Wilken, attended the AMSA’s Moving Day on the Hill event in Washington D.C. on Thursday September 18, in order to represent Stevens and discuss issues that are important to the moving and storage industry.
Among the topics discussed on Capitol Hill and in individual meetings with members of Congress were the National Safety and Operations Conference and AMSA’s Annual Education Conference and Expo. Presentations also included information on upcoming industry events, the annual AMSA awards and the “Hiring our Heroes” initiative, which helps military families get on their feet by assisting veterans in finding quality job prospects.
Other highlights from the day included Dave Hester of the A&E Network’s Storage Wars, who was also in attendance at the event, and served as an auctioneer for the 2014 auction. The Moving and Storage Institute has welcomed him back for the 2015 auction as well.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is committed to excellence for both our customers and our employees. Which is why it’s important for us to contribute to the continual improvement of the moving and storage industry, so that we may all enjoy its continued success.
All across America millions of families are selling their homes and planning a move. The moving summer of 2014 is predicted to be the most active since 2004. Keep this in mind as you pre-plan and secure dates with your mover. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is MORE than ready for the companies 109th summer season. Stevens, headquartered in Saginaw is Michigan’s only Van Line moving company and the ONLY company connected to a cause. Stevens contributes a portion of every move to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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October 12, 2013
Moving is often a stressful time for everyone involved. There are countless details to remember, things to organize and arrangements to make. So, it is no surprise that even with the help of a household moving company, a homeowner may forget a few items on his or her to-do list.
Here are four items that homeowners commonly forget:
1. Phone books. You may think that you don’t need the phone book for your old neighborhood if you are moving away. However, if you have any connections to the local community, it may be a smart idea to pack this book with you so that you can easily look up any numbers and avoid surcharges from 411 services as well as the aggravation of searching.
2. Trash and recycling bins. These possibly smelly vessels play an important function in a household, yet they often remain outside. Because trash and recycling bins are needed up to the very last minute of a move, a homeowner may forget to have them included in their moving checklist. A great amount of trash is generated when unpacking your home, and you don’t want to have to stop what you are doing to go purchase new bins.
3. Garage opener. In your efforts to provide the new owner of your home every key, instruction manual and code, you may forget to leave the garage opener. This electronic piece of equipment typically stays in your car, which is why it may not occur to you to check vehicles before vacating the premises for the last time. It can be frustrating and pricey to recode a garage, so try and leave the old remote opener for the new property owners.
4. Contents of a safe. If you have a safe included in the design of your home you may store many important documents, expensive jewelry and other various items in the unit. Because you most likely do not open your safe on a regular basis, you might forget to clear out these various possessions. Make sure to include “checking the safe” on your to-do list and remove everything from the unit. Then, delete the password or tie the key to the handle and leave the door to the safe open so that the new owners can easily find and move their belongings into it.
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