Chicago, IL (Vocus) March 4, 2010
North American Van Lines Inc., one of the world’s largest moving companies and a subsidiary of SIRVA Inc., announced the addition of three new van line agents in Iowa, Indiana and New Jersey.
Covering a large portion of Iowa, Hawkeye Moving Services, Inc. is an Iowa City-based moving company that will now be affiliated with the northAmerican moving network. They will continue to offer domestic, international, office and industrial moving and storage, in addition to hotel installation and rigging services.
“Many of our team members have worked under the northAmerican brand in the past, so it was an obvious fit for us,” said Dan Gerot, owner of Hawkeye Moving Services. “With our team’s extensive moving experience, combined with our new affiliation with the northAmerican network, we expect to raise the bar this year and exceed our customer satisfaction goals.”
North American Van Lines also welcomed Hoover the Mover as a new agent in Fort Wayne, Ind. Even though the agency is new to the network, Bill Raftree, owner of Hoover the Mover, and Tad Levy, general manager of Hoover the Mover, aren’t new to the northAmerican family. Both have served in operations, sales and management capacities at North American Van Lines’ corporate headquarters before branching off to start their own moving company in Fort Wayne.
“Having worked inside the northAmerican organization, we understand the advantages of becoming affiliated with the network,” explained Bill Raftree. “We’ll continue to provide exceptional domestic, international, office, logistics and industrial moving and storage services to our customers, but now we’ll have the additional support and technology that comes with this partnership.”
Also new to the northAmerican network, Twin Oaks Moving Company will now serve New Jersey and Philadelphia markets under the northAmerican brand. This full service New Jersey-based moving company specializes in consumer and military moves.
“Despite the tough economy, Twin Oaks had a record-breaking year in 2009,” said Mike O’Connor, owner of Twin Oaks Moving Company. “We wanted to continue our momentum and we think this partnership will be an integral part of achieving our growth plans for 2010.”
“We’re focused on strengthening our network this year,” said Dan Robertson, general manager of North American Van Lines. “Adding highly respected agents, to these key markets, will provide better coverage and service to our customers.”
Hawkeye Moving Services is an Iowa City moving company servicing: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Iowa City, Ottumwa, the Quad Cities and Waterloo. They’re located at 2930 Industrial Park Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. Additional information can be found at http://hawkeyemoving.com/.
Hoover the Mover is a Fort Wayne moving company servicing northeastern Indiana. They’re located at 4307 Arden Drive, Fort Wayne, Ind. 46804. Additional information can be found at http://www.hoovermover.com.
Twin Oaks Moving Company is a New Jersey moving company servicing: central and southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia suburbs. They’re located at 499 Sykes Ville Rd., Wrightstown, N.J. 08562.
About North American Van Lines, Inc.
North American Van Lines, Inc., established in 1933, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIRVA, Inc., a leader in providing relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The van line, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, Ind., and more than 500 agents, handles corporate, government, military and private relocations and operates in the U.S., Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide. Information on the company can be found on the Internet at http://www.navl.com.
About SIRVA Inc.
SIRVA Inc. is a leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The Company handles all aspects of relocation, including home purchase and home sale services, household goods moving, mortgage services, and home closing and settlement services. SIRVA conducts more than 300,000 relocations per year, transferring corporate and government employees in addition to individual consumers. SIRVA’s well-recognized brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement. More information about SIRVA can be found on the Company's Web site at http://www.sirva.com.
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