The Suddath Companies today announced the launch of its new local moving brand, MoveDay, in Orlando. With this new brand, Suddath will help make local moving easier and more efficient for customers as the Orlando area continues to see an influx of growth in the housing market.
OMNI Member INSA have advised us that the Ecuadorian National Customs Service has issued new regulations that limit household goods imports to Ecuador. The new regulations come into effect in August 2021. INSA have drawn up some advise about the new regulations and have kindly allowed us to share these here in both English and Spanish.
Dear OMNI Colleagues. It is with regret that we share the following message from Mark Pitcher at The Moving Company, relating to the passing of JP Meiring. Our condolences go out to JP’s friends and family at this sad time.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce JP lost his fight he has been facing over the last 3 ½ years on Thursday April 29th. JP was surrounded by his family at his home. He never gave up, having endured more treatments than most of us could.
JP was a true fighter but has been taken at the early age of 47. Even though we knew JP was facing this battle he leaves a tremendous void in our lives.
JP’s incredible intelligence, friendship, infectious humour and fun attitude towards life is going to be sorely missed by us, his friends and colleagues throughout the global moving industry and of course his absolutely beloved family, Natasha, Ella and Luke.
JP’s passion for life, for the global moving industry and for his family was testament to the outstanding calibre of person he was. JP was a rare blend putting him in a very special group.
The world was a better place for having you JP, and you will remain in our hearts forever.
I know you would have gone to the gates via the first class que, and will be looking down on us now. RIP my ‘brother from another mother’.
The family has set up an online remembrance book for those of you who knew JP well and would like to leave a message for the family to read over time.
Vaccination doses for 750 employees and relatives.
Hasenkamp offers its employees and their relatives the opportunity to be vaccinated at the workplace. So far, vaccine doses for 750 people have been ordered and are to be vaccinated by the end of May. In this way, Hasenkamp is not only taking responsibility for its own employees, but also for its customers.
The Suddath Companies, today launched a new local moving brand, MoveDa, which uses customer insights, professional moving teams and technological innovation to modernize moving and solve some of the moving issues that cause the most consumer anxiety and pain. The MoveDay brand is rolling out first in Jacksonville and Orlando before being introduced in other major cities around the country.
Please be aware that there is an ongoing General Strike which is causing significant delays at the Chilean port of San Antonio, and possibly others across the country. The situation at Valparaiso is better, but may change at short notice. Please check with your destination agent for real-time information.
Thanks to those OMNI members that have provided updates thus far.
M. Dyer Global is OMNI’s Probationer in Hawaii. Steve Jordan interviewed Anthony Shipp, CEO and President to find out more about the company and the peculiarities of operating in the island state.
Anthony Shipp joined M. Dyer Global in Hawaii four years ago. He was new to the moving industry but benefitted from over 20 years working in third-party logistics and international freight forwarding.
It is almost impossible to write a short summary of Paul’s life, he achieved so much and had relationships with so many. We will all have our own memories and stories of Paul; our memories will be unique – just as Paul was unique to this world.
Paul was born in Battersea on 13th May 1947 to Peter and Jean. He grew up with his sister Lynne and his brother Malcolm. It was not until much later in his life that he was absolutely elated to find his other siblings Jayne who was living in the USA and David living in Canada.
At the general meeting of the Recognized Project Movers, part of the industry association of the Dutch moving industry OEV, we were awarded today the title Recognized Project Mover of the Year 2021.
Recognized Project Movers are specialized in the implementation of large, complex and risky relocations of companies, offices and institutions. De Haan Project Movers received this prestigious award, because in the past 12 months they scored the highest marks on quality, craftsmanship, customer focus and flexibility in business relocations.
For the second year in a row, M.Dyer Global has been listed as a Best Workplace by Pacific Business News.
Suddath has announced that it has acquired Daryl Flood Inc. (DFI). The sale, which was effective March 31, 2021, includes all of DFI’s operating companies, including Daryl Flood Relocation Inc., Daryl Flood International Inc., Dependable Relocation Services Inc., Daryl Flood Workplace Services Inc., Daryl Flood Logistics Inc. and VERSA Relocation Inc.
Steve Jordan speaks to Mark Costa-Rising, Group Sales and Marketing Director, AGM Group, about Gerson Relocation: a probationer member of OMNI and a company with a rich history.
It was back in 1961 that Michael Gerson founded his eponymous company. It grew quickly and developed a name and reputation that was synonymous with quality. In fact, during the 1980s, the company was so well known on the world stage that it was instantly recognisable just by its distinctive corporate shade of green: a trade advert, for example, simply needed a verdant splash somewhere on the page to be identified as representing this iconic brand.
Clover Group is the new Probationer member of OMNI in Venezuela. Steve Jordan interviewed Holly Rincon about the company and the difficulties of doing business in a country suffering from political turmoil.
Clover Group was started back in 1964 by Luis Alfredo Rincon who soon became well known in the moving industry. Although the company started in the removals business, it quickly expanded to include logistics services. Today, moving represents only 10% of Clover’s business.
The OMNI Board and office staff wish to express their sincerest condolences on the passing of Mario Martinez, President of Security International Moving in Peru, who passed away on the 4th of March. Mario was a much loved member of the association and will be deeply missed.
Gerson Relocation have, with a heavy heart, announced the sad passing of Chairman, Paul Evans.
Paul has been a friend, mentor, and true inspiration to many throughout his life.
Paul loved the moving industry and was driven by a passion for the business and the people
We are sure you will all join the OMNI Board and office staff in sending condolences and most sincere best wishes to his daughters, India and Charlie, and the rest of his family.
If you would like to share condolences, fond memories and maybe a picture memory please
upload to https://rememberancebook.net/book/paul-john-evans/ and they will be shared with his
family and loved ones.
Mudanzas Mundiales have advised that Luis Holst Echeverría, Mobility Manager, is no longer working with them.
“During the 9 years that he worked in the company, he performed first as Quality Improvement Engineer, before overseeing the pricing unit, until his final appointment as Mobility Manager.” said Carlos José Zuniga, President.
Aires is pleased to announce the promotion of Barbara Zuendt Overbay to the role of Vice President, Operations. In this new role, Barbara will have oversight of Aires’ Operations teams globally. She currently manages Aires’ Northeast Region teams; this promotion will increase her responsibility to include all U.S. offices as well as the company’s operations in the EMEA and APAC regions.
Since its earliest days, the trucking industry has been dominated by men – viewed as the only ones suitable for the “rough and tough” lifestyle, lifting heavy loads and long hours on the road.
This stereotype is becoming a relic as a growing number of women work as professional truck drivers in the United States. In fact, one out of every 10 over-the-road drivers is a woman, according to the 2019 Freight Waves & Women in Trucking Association survey. The American Trucking Association says that over the past 10 years, the number of women truck drivers increased by 68%.
Steve Jordan interviews Chuck Kuhn, from JK Moving Services in Sterling, Virginia—near Dulles Airport, to learn about the company he started at just 16 years of age that is now the largest independent moving company in North America.
So, what were you doing when you were 16? Chuck Kuhn was starting a moving company. I was intrigued to know why.