Chipman Acquires American Relocation & Logistics

It’s still early in the year, but we have great news: Chipman Corporation has acquired select assets of American Relocation & Logistics to further strengthen the level of quality and service for our Orange County and LA audience in nearby Garden Grove, CA. We strongly believe that this acquisition will keep our local operating division growing and positioned to be an even more-effective market leader. By strengthening workplace services, warehousing and distribution, and residential relocations, we’re excited about where our future is headed.

Our Thoughts On American Relocation & Logistics

For over two decades, American Relocation & Logistics was a successful single Mayflower agency in Santa Fe Springs, CA. As we competed against them, we grew to admire their continuous success in their workplace services marketplace as well as their achievements on the sales side, increasing their bookings and revenue across interstate line-haul services. On top of that, American has always held a reputation for delivering quality service, and their dedicated service providers and employees are the heart of this successful culture.

What’s Next For Chipman Garden Grove?

In making this deal, Chipman is now a dual agent (United 449 and Mayflower 2880) in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino County. M2880 is our new Mayflower agency, operating out of Chipman’s Los Angeles & Orange County Service Center at 7372 Doig Dr, Garden Grove, CA. We’ll be merging over 900 storage vaults, along with trailers, forklifts, commercial equipment, and other moving and logistical support equipment from American into our Garden Grove facility.

Once the transitional paperwork is completed, we’ll on-board local contractors and over-the-road drivers from American that will haul within the Chipman Dedicated Fleet. Just as importantly, 15 members of their Sales, Coordination, Billing, and Operations Team agreed to join Chipman on January 2nd, providing us with expertise and know-how.

Special Thanks To Our People – Teamwork & Excellence

We would like to acknowledge the people who made this monumental merger a reality by integrating American assets, technology, finances, and support staff. Their teamwork and pursuit of continuous improvement is why we succeed in our quest to provide premier levels of service each and every time.

Without their hard work, none of this would have been possible. We’d also like to thank the Garden Grove team for welcoming the American team with open arms, allowing for our newest employees to join our organization with the same vision, same goals, and a matched desire to provide the levels of service that our customers have come to expect.

Chipman Moves Onward To 2018

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Detroit economy on the upswing

DETROIT (WWJ) – New data released in a report called “139 Square Miles,” put out by the group Detroit Future City, shows Detroit’s population drain has slowed dramatically, and the economy is on the upswing. Detroit’s population sits right now at just under 700,000, but population growth among millennials has increased by 10,000 since 2011,…

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SACRAMENTO BUSINESS REVIEW: 2017 HUMAN CAPITAL INDEX

In partnership with SAHRA, the Sacramento Business Review surveyed the local HR community to determine trends, and to forecast the future of human capital in Sacramento. Below are the key findings: 

 

❱❱ The current focus for human capital management in the region is on employee development, i.e., training for necessary work skills and development for future changes.

 

❱❱ Local organizations predict that their most important initiative during the first half of 2017 will be recruiting new talent, although they expect low levels of turnover – an apparent contradiction.

 

❱❱ More than three-quarters of employees view their pay and benefits positively, consistent with the data in our SBR/SAFE Credit Union Consumer Sentiment Survey.

 

❱❱ Seventy-five percent of organizations anticipate championing new or significantly revised human capital initiatives for 2017, including employee recognition in non-financial forms.

 

❱❱ HR departments expect to focus on improving employee engagement and satisfaction.

Ron Grant of Chipman Relocations honored in St. Louis

ron grant

The United Excellence in Sales award went to Ron Grant, Chipman Relocation & Logistics in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from high school, Ron (pictured left) was a marine, completing two 13-month tours. From there, he worked for a number of industries ranging from managing liquor stores to owning a fiberglass repair shop. When he followed his love of outdoors to Alaska, he also found his niche – a sales professional in the moving business. Ron eventually grew weary of the cold Alaska winters and moved back to the lower 48 states. He ventured away from the moving industry to sell chemicals, but he learned one simple fact about sales that has carried him to decades of success, “selling is about relationships, so get to know your customers personally.” The moving and storage business continued to tug at Ron and in 1987 he found a home at Chipman as a national account sales representative. Thirty years later, he is now going to retire as Chipman’s top producing sales person. To stay engaged and involved in the industry, he participates in organizations such as the Worldwide ERC, PRC and PNWRC. He is also a gracious and humble mentor to several Chipman colleagues and finds time to volunteer throughout the Portland community.

Study Shows Decrease in Moves from U.S. to China

March 24, 2015

Study Shows Decrease in Moves from U.S. to China

UniGroup Relocation Study Indicates Decrease in Moves from U.S. to China
Study Shows Americans Moving East Opt for Other Asia Pacific Countries

2014 Top Origin Countries to the U.S.

1. United Kingdom
2. Germany
3. China
4. Canada
5. France
6. Australia
7. Switzerland
8. Netherlands
9. India
10. Japan
11. South Africa
12. Singapore
13. Brazil
14. Spain
15. Hong Kong

2014 Top Destination Countries from the U.S.

1. United Kingdom
2. Germany
3. Japan
4. Singapore
5. Switzerland
6. Australia
7. China
8. France
9. India
10. Netherlands
11. Brazil
12. Belgium
13. United Arab Emirates
14. Hong Kong
15. Italy

“The decrease in moves from the United States to China is a result of a slowdown of the Chinese economy. China’s economy had grown nearly 15 percent per year for the past several years, but slowed to about 7 percent growth in 2014. While this is still positive, it is a large reduction in growth from recent trends,” said Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The fact that the United States saw a moving deficit to only a few countries on the top of the destination and origin lists reflects the U.S. economy’s continued strength internationally.”

Some key trends emerged in the 2014 migration patterns:

Europe
European countries saw a high volume of inbound and outbound moves with Germany and the U.K. ranking in the top two on both the origin and destination lists. France stayed at No. 5 on the origin list and slipped three spots on the destination list from No. 5 to No. 8. On the destination list, Belgium made it on to the Top 15 list this year at No. 12. Switzerland moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 on the destination list and moved up to No. 7 from No. 9 on the origin list.

Asia Pacific
Hong Kong made it on to the list of top origin countries to the United States, coming in at No. 15. While Singapore moved up on the destination list, it dropped from No. 7 to No. 12 on the origin list. Japan held steady at No. 10 on the origin list.

Central and South America
Brazil moved to No. 13 from the No. 12 spot on the top origin list, and remained at No. 11 on the destination list.

UniGroup Relocation is affiliated with U.S. moving leaders Mayflower Transit and United Van Lines. The 2014 international migration results come after United released its 38th annual national moving study, capturing state-to-state migration patterns in the U.S.

To view archived press releases of past studies from UniGroup Relocation, visit the UniGroup Relocation Newsroom.