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Budd Van Lines acquires Merchants Moving & Storage
For customers of both independent van lines an expansion of reach, services
SOMERSET, NJ (February 22, 2019) – Budd Van Lines recently acquired Wisconsin-based Merchants Moving & Storage, marking the merger of two prominent corporate relocation specialists. The partnership will increase the combined companies’ efficiencies through a larger national footprint of service centers, surveyors, move counselors, and most importantly, drivers. The combined fleet of pack-and-haul driver teams will offer clients greater capacity during the crunch of the peak summer season.
Budd Van Lines, which is based in Somerset, NJ, and Merchants Moving & Storage each will continue to utilize the state-of-the-industry Team Pack & Team Haul service model that has helped make them industry leaders. While many van lines outsource certain aspects of a relocation to outside agents, packers, and van operators, the Team Pack & Team Haul system dictates that one driver team handles each move, from start to finish. It’s a customer-friendly approach, that’s less complicated, and more personalized. The results for corporate clients are consistent, reliable service with the safer handling of goods. Budd and Merchants have a combined 140 years of experience delivering Team Pack & Team Haul.
“Even beyond Merchants being a terrific company, one key synergy we perceived was the tremendous similarity between Budd and Merchants,” explains David W. Budd, Sr. CEO of Budd Van Lines “Both are family-owned, employee-focused, independent van lines active in our communities. I’m confident this merger is going to be a great fit for the customers of both companies, as well as for everyone else involved.”
Via the merger, Merchants customers now have full access to several Budd innovations, including Load-It-Once – the first patented, modular moving system for executive shipments in North America – Eco-Crates, and video surveys.
“The transition process is underway, and we’re very much committed to making it as smooth as possible for the Merchants team,” Budd adds. “We embrace Merchants’ 100-year tradition of excellence, and we’re dedicated to creating new professional opportunities for everyone who worked for Merchants. Jennifer Eastman, President of Merchants, will remain a key member of the team to assist with the successful integration of employees and management of clients. Of course, our first priority will be to maintain the strong client-service reputation that has differentiated Budd and Merchants.
“There are additional details to share – including a timeline for officially welcoming our new clients to the Budd family. In the meantime, I am excited to share this news, as I am confident this addition creates a strong partnership for continued growth and the ability to serve our current and new customer base. To symbolize the spirit of this merger, we’ve incorporated elements of the Merchants logo directly into Budd’s logo.”
Additional details about Budd Van Lines are available online at www.buddvanlines.com.
About Budd Van Lines
Budd Van Lines is an independent national van line specializing strictly in corporate relocation. It offers a unique service delivery model, Team Pack & Team Haul. This model is recognized by the household goods industry as the most consistent, reliable and highest in customer satisfaction.
Merchants featured in the Belle City magazine
Jennifer and James Eastman, Merchants’ owners were featured in the most recent edition of the Belle City magazine. Read the full feature here.
Merchants Delivery recognized as Woman Owned Business by Worldwide ERC
Merchants was featured in the March 2018 issues of Mobility Magazine, published by Worldwide ERC.
See the full feature in the Mobility Magazine.
Merchants’ selling record-storage division – focusing on core business
Merchants is excited to share that we are refocusing entirely on our specialty, the moving and storage business — and have sold Archives, Inc., our record-storage division. Iron Mountain acquired Archives, Inc. on March 1, 2018, and is committed to working with current customers to continue to build upon the high level of service that Archives, Inc. has provided over the years. Thanks to all of our wonderful Archives record-storage customers – we look forward to helping you with your relocation needs!
Merchants Receives Heritage Committee Award
Saturday evening, on February 18 at the 5th Annual Heritage Ball, the Heritage Committee of Racine, WI honored Merchants Moving & Storage with the Large Business Award, for outstanding service to, and support for the growth, progression and unity of our community. Thank you Heritage Committee for this honor. Our mission at Merchants is to take care of our customers, our people, and our community.
Merchants Assists in a Local Adopt-a-Cop Effort
Shout out to our very own Nurse Becky – firstly for coordinating this spontaneous act of appreciation for local cops, secondly for allowing us to help out by donating boxes. When a community works together – great things happen!
Take the Furniture, Leave the Food!
If you’re moving and using Merchants Moving and Storage Company in Racine, Merchants will take your unwanted, uneaten food and donate it to the Racine County Food Bank.
Merchants Moving & Storage Co. + Move For Hunger, New Partnership to Help Feed the Hungry
Merchants is happy and excited to announce our new partnership with Move for Hunger. This fantastic non-profit has been partnering with movers all the country to collect unwanted and unused non-perishable foods from people who are moving. Food that Merchants’ customers donate will be routed to the Racine County Food Bank, which services area pantries.
Merchants Moving & Storage Co. Proud to Help the People of Flint, MI
We were humbled and proud to help the people of Flint, MI during their present water crisis by transporting two truckloads of water to the Flint, MI Emergency Center.