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Happy New Year

With 2012 now in the rear view mirror….what’s next?

For millions of Americans 2013 will be a MOVING year. Some will be moving across the street and some to far away lands. The basic elements of moving are the same. PICK A GREAT MOVER…HAVE A GREAT MOVE. Its that simple!

Questions for Your Mover

How long have you been in the moving business?

Are you licensed for local and long-distance moves?

Do you carry workers compensation insurance?

How long will my move take?

Are there items not allowed to be moved?

How much will my move cost and what am I charged for:

Packing and unpacking

Packing Materials

Mileage

Weight

Are your employees full-time, certified and background checked?,Will I have one point of contact during my move?

Can my possessions be stored temporarily?

Do you offer crating for items needing special attention?

What services do you offer for appliances?

How will my heirlooms or high valued items be handled?

How do you protect my home against damage?

Am I protected against loss or damage?

What happens when damage occurs?

Can I do my own packing?

Can I purchase packing supplies from you?

How long will it take to pack, load, unload and unpack?

What are my payment options?
Review your moving estimates in detail. Be sure you understand all charges.

Moving tips for military families

The arrival of new permanent change of station (PCS) orders usually means that a military family will soon be moving out of state in order to live closer to another base. Relocation is a regular part of life for these families, but the process isn’t always easy. Taking basic steps and following a regular routine can eliminate many of the common stressors associated with military moving.

Attend briefings
Offbeat Homes writes that military spouses should attend PCS briefings and take note of any important information. Active-duty soldiers are focused on learning about their new assignments and responsibilities, and bringing significant others to these events can prevent missing any key points about the relocation process. The news source notes that some bases provide timelines and checklists to streamline packing and transport procedures.

Explain the move to children
Moving is a part of military life that is difficult for children. Kids can struggle to adapt to new homes and may feel out of place once they aren’t near their friends. Parents should sit their children down as soon as the PCS orders come in and explain that they’ll be relocating in the near future. Kids should be encouraged to spend time with their peers and exchange contact information so they can stay in touch after the move.

Save ahead
Many military families are eligible for allowances that cover some relocation expenses, such as paying for military moving services, hotel rooms and gas while traveling. Some stipends don’t cover an expenditure’s entire cost, so movers should make financial preparations before moving.

Additionally, some allowances are reimbursements so you’ll be responsible for covering your expenses until you arrive at a new base. You may not be eligible for every allowance either and be forced to use your own money. Saving small portions of every paycheck can help you make sure that you can afford to pay for every necessity without hurting your long-term finances.

Research nearby neighborhoods
Many bases allow military families to live off-site and usually provide financial assistance for residential housing. Most facilities provide service members with housing options and real estate listings. Researching neighborhoods can help movers find comfortable homes and avoid temporary housing options when they arrive.

Spouses and soldiers can ask their friends for recommendations, as well. Because relocation is such a regular part of military life, many families can provide valuable insights into the neighborhoods that offer the most amenities and how much financial assistance movers can expect.

U.S. metal fabricator announces relocation plans

November 27, 2012

 

U.S. metal fabricator announces relocation plans

A corporate relocation is one of several changes for metal fabricator Taylor-Wharton International (TWI). According to Gasworld, the company intends to move its headquarters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, to Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of its new business strategy.

The announcement comes after TWI recently named a new Chief Operating Officer. Eric Rottier, Chief Executive Officer of TWI, said the company will be better equipped to help its customers by moving to a new location.

“We’re entering a new phase for the organization that includes an exciting transformation of how we conduct business, service our customers and interact as team members,” Rottier told the news source.

It takes time for a business and its employees to prepare for a relocation, and the trained crew at Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is here to offer assistance. The professional relocation movers at Stevens possess the knowledge and skills to help workers transport all of their belongings between addresses. Stevens provides equipment, moving trucks and expertise to ensure that a company’s workers receive the support necessary to complete relocations on schedule.

Provide employees packing assistance during corporate relocations and contact the trained crew at Stevens.

Global satellite communications provider opens Virginia headquarters

November 27, 2012

 

Global satellite communications provider opens Virginia headquarters

TrustComm, a global satellite communications provider that works with businesses and government agencies, is taking its central operations to Virginia. The Washington Post reports that TrustComm has set up a new office in Stafford, Virginia, which will bring it closer to the nation’s capital.

Houston previously served as the central location for TrustComm. However, the company’s decision to move to Stafford could help its employees better assist members of nearby government agencies.

“We want to be very local to the decision makers,” said Bob Roe, TrustComm’s chief executive. “The other piece of it was I needed to be able to attract very specific, qualified people.”

A corporate move across states affects many people, including employees, their families and their friends. With assistance from a world-class moving company, staff members can receive support throughout the relocation process.

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is helpful for corporate relocations because it employs trained professionals who will support a business’ workers during every step of a move. The crew members at Stevens have completed thousands of relocations and offer packing advice and equipment to ensure that workers get the assistance they need for moving day.