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Von Sydow’s Moving & Storage becomes agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving

Palatine, Illinois |

Von Sydow's Moving and Storage, Inc. - in business for more than 122 years in the Chicagoland area - has affiliated with Wheaton World Wide Moving, the nation's sixth-largest van line. The affiliation between Von Sydow's and Wheaton means the moving company will begin transporting interstate shipments of household goods under the Wheaton flag beginning March 1, 2010.

As a charter member of Allied Van Lines, Von Sydow's operated under the Allied brand for more than 82 years. The change to Wheaton represents Von Sydow's desire to work with a van line that better represents its own customer-first philosophy.

"We're thrilled to be a part of a growing van line with business practices and customer service that complements our own," said Brad Von Sydow, a Von Sydow's principal. "Wheaton's tag line, 'We move your life,' fits perfectly into our way of thinking and the way we approach our customers - on both local, interstate and international moves. The transition to our new brand will be seamless, and we believe our current and future customers will be quite pleased with the change."

Von Sydow's - owned by Brad, Judy and Kris Von Sydow - is a fifth generation, family-owned moving company. Headquartered in Palatine, the company has warehouse facilities with a total of 20,000 square feet of storage space. Von Sydow's performs local, interstate, international, office and industrial relocations for its residential, corporate and commercial customers.

"We're looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Von Sydow's, a company that has earned the respect of its customers throughout the Chicagoland area," said Mark Kirschner, Wheaton's CEO. "Adding Von Sydow's capabilities, attention to detail and incredible customer service to the Wheaton network of agents across the country is a move that will have a positive ripple effect throughout our entire system - we're excited to have Von Sydow's on board."

Von Sydow's Moving and Storage can be reached at: 847-934-7100.

About Wheaton World Wide Moving

Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world's most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Wheaton Van Lines now owns two household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines. With annual combined revenue in excess of $250 million, the van line is now the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., The Wheaton and Bekins brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 370 Wheaton and Bekins agents nationwide. To learn more, visit www.wheatonworldwide.com or www.bekins.com