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Stevens Van Lines Opens office on Woodward Ave in Detroit

SAGINAW, Mich, May 29, 2014 – Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, a full-service moving company established over 100 years ago in Saginaw, MI, is putting down new roots in the heart of Detroit. The company recently opened a new full-service office at 1528 Woodward Avenue, to offer local, personalized service to businesses and residents throughout the Metro Detroit area. 

“We’ve been serving the families and businesses of Detroit for decades, and we’re proud to have opened this office on historic Woodward Avenue,” said Ed Melton, Vice President and General Manager at Stevens. “Detroit has a unique culture and identity with so much to appreciate, and we’re confident this office will make it even easier for us to offer quality service to the people who live, work and play in this great city.” 

With the opening of this office, Stevens joins a growing list of companies that are investing in the revitalization of Detroit. The company’s decision to locate in and restore existing office space is the start of their ongoing commitment to build on Detroit’s assets and history to help create a new future for the Motor City. 

“Our goal is to help rebuild the Midwest, and Detroit is the perfect place to start,” Melton said. “From the Tigers to the Lions, from the Dream Cruise to events at FOX Theater, Detroit has something for everyone, and we are committed to preserving that history and growing the city for future generations. Whether we’re assisting companies moving in or around Detroit or moving families, between states and internationally, we are right here to get Detroit businesses and  residents and their belongings where they want to go – quickly, safely, and with total customer satisfaction.” 

Stevens specializes in a variety of commercial and household moving services throughout Detroit and nearby cities, including Ann Arbor, Ferndale, Sterling Heights, Clawson and Rochester Hills. They also offer short- and long-term storage in climate-controlled warehouses, to ensure your most important belongings will make the trip safely. 

If you want more information on a moving company that knows and understands the needs of Metro Detroit, visit their office at 1528 Woodward Avenue, call them at (248) 681-0600, or visit their website at 

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

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.