Before we move into 2015, Wheaton World Wide Moving is looking back at the highlights from a great year 2014.
We moved people…
Wheaton World Wide Moving continued to do what it does best – move people. Wheaton’s customer-first philosophy helped thousands transition seamlessly throughout the country. In 2015, Wheaton World Wide Moving will celebrate its 70th anniversary!
We said hello…
Thirty-three smiling faces joined the team at the Wheaton World Wide Moving’s corporate office throughout the year.
Chavis Moving & Storage in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Todd Transportation Company in Rutland, Vt., and Veteran’s Moving & Storage in Jacksonville, Fla joined the ever-growing agency network throughout the United States.
We said goodbye…
Four longstanding employees announced their retirement:
VP of Operations, Gary Reynolds
Staff Accountant, Diane Schueller
Equipment Coordinator, Dave Rhodes
Warehouseman for Crown Moving & Storage, Sam Napier
We honored each of the individual’s contribution and impact on the company with a retirement dinner on December 11. Check out the photos and read about Gary, Diane, Dave and Sam here.
We gave back…
Wheaton continued to feed the hungry in conjunction with Move For Hunger. Wheaton agents offered to pick up the unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who were moving and delivered it to their local food banks. As of Dec. 15, agents have collected 348,143 lbs. of food – that’s 290,019 meals!
Wheaton World Wide Moving continued to support Keaton’s Korral at Give Kids the World. Keaton’s Korral allows children with life-threatening diseases and their families to ride horses and ponies while living out their cowboy and cowgirl dreams.
To kick off 2014, agents and members from Wheaton World Wide Moving participated in the Give Kids the World Extreme Village Makeover. The team renovated 100 vacation villas. Check out the video from the Makeover – Jason Fontaine of Central Moving & Storage makes an appearance at 4:30 in the video.
For #GivingTuesday on December 2, Wheaton World Wide Moving announced it will match ALL donations to Keaton’s Korral through January 31. We are more than halfway to the goal of $22,000! Please consider contributing to this amazing cause at www.gktw.org/keatonskorral.
Employees of Wheaton World Wide Moving delivered donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana for Santa’s Workshop. Santa’s Workshop allowed parents and siblings staying at the Ronald McDonald House to shop for gifts at no cost during the holiday season.
The Wheaton corporate office collected more than 430 items from employees in drop boxes from early November through mid-December. Items included everything from pajamas, slippers and personal care items to toys, books and puzzles. From cash donations, Wheaton also donated a selection of gift cards. The team that delivered the donations were treated to a tour of Ronald McDonald House – check out the photos from the tour.
Executive Vice President A.J. Schneider learned what it was like to live on the road and assist with moves all over the country. He traveled with Permanent Fleet Driver of the Year, Bob Krumpols, from Utah to Florida and helped out with the moves along the way. Check out A.J.’s adventures:
In the first half of the year Wheaton World Wide Moving hosted its annual sales boot camp at the corporate office in Indianapolis and regional meetings in Atlantic City, N.J., Indianapolis, Ind. and Las Vegas, Nev.
Agents also participated in the 60th annual partnership conference at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. 5-8. The four-day conference featured eight educational sessions, awards, keynote speaker Dan Coughlin and fun activities. Check out the photos from the conference.
Roaring into the Summer Week – April 21-25
National Moving Month – May
Employee Appreciation Week – Dec. 15-19
Direct Lease – Clifford Bowe
Permanent Fleet – Bob Krumpols
Intermittent Fleet – Kurt Griggs
We were in the movies and on TV…
Wolf of Wall Street – When you are watching the movie, be sure to pay special attention to the custom saltwater fish tank featured in the ‘Swiss Banker’ scene. The tank, used as a backdrop behind the Swiss banker’s desk, was moved by Basic Moving, an agent located in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was a favorite piece among the film crew and a memorable item for our moving crew. This fragile fish tank exemplifies the extreme attention to detail needed and given by Wheaton professionals when relocating items regardless of location – on a movie set or in a customer’s home.
In the movie And So it Goes with Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas, you can spot Gold Service Movers, Inc. truck and cartons throughout the movie.
Ever wonder what it takes to move an NFL team for a road game? Wheaton World Wide agent, Coast to Coast Moving & Storage does! “CBS This Morning,” chronicled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers operations for their recent game in Pittsburgh, Pa. Owner of Coast to Coast Moving & Storage, George Burd and his truck make an appearance at 2:30 in the video. Watch the video here.
Thank you for an amazing 2014 and here’s to another great year in 2015.
What were some of your favorite memories of 2014? What are you looking forward to in 2015?