Oldest Black-Owned Business in the US Expands to the Carolinas with New Offices in Charlotte and Raleigh
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EE Ward Moving & Storage Co., the nation’s oldest black-owned company, recently announced that it has expanded its operations in the Carolinas with new offices in Charlotte and Raleigh. Additionally, as the country prepares to celebrate Black History Month, EE Ward Moving & Storage Company, recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the oldest black-owned and operated business in the United States, will be the first black-owned agent. to receive the northAmerican® Van Lines Agent price of the year. The prize giving will take place February 7 in the company’s new offices in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Columbus, OhioThe New York-based EE Ward Moving Company was founded in 1881 as a stop on the Underground Railroad and today has become one of the most trusted moving companies in the country. From 2014 to 2017, the company experienced significant demand for moves to and from North Carolina, which corresponded to current migration patterns and the growing desire of people on the move to choose North Carolina as a place to live, work and retire. This, combined with a fruitful partnership with Richard Petty Motorsportsprompted the company to open offices in Charlotte and Raleigh.
“With so many pieces lining up and new partnerships forming, it was definitely time for us to expand into the Carolinas,” said Brian Brooks, president and co-owner of EE Ward Moving Company. “Our company was founded on the principles of quality service and strong morals, which has sustained our growth since Columbus at Charlotte and more recently Raleigh. We are grateful for this historic recognition from North America Lines of vans and remain committed to providing moving and relocation services that our customers and partners can trust.”
The North American Van Lines Agent The honor of the year is awarded to the agent who receives the highest overall ratings for service quality, transportation growth, sales growth and safety performance, as well as who demonstrates the “power du bleu” by supporting his fellow agents and clients.
” Security. Quality. Customer service. Teamwork. These four elements have been the basis of the North American Agent of the Year award since its inception,” says Kevin Murphyvice president and general manager of northAmerican Lines of vansInc. “Awarding agents, like EE Ward Moving & Storage Company, demonstrate a true commitment to providing our customers with the best possible service and quality moving experience. We are honored to have an agent of their caliber on the staff. of the North American family and welcome them into the circle of Agent of the Year winners, an accolade they so richly deserve.”
In addition to the Agent of the Year award, EE Ward Moving Company has received numerous honors and accolades over the years, including the BBB International Torch Award for Ethics Finalist 2020, NorthAmerican Van Lines Overall Quality Agent 2020, the CARTUS Commitment to Excellence Gold Award 2019 and the 2017 American Moving and Storage Association Moving and Storage Agent of the Year Service Excellence Award. More recognitions can be found here.
About EE Ward Moving & Storage Co.
EE Ward Moving & Storage Co. is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation industry offering comprehensive services including commercial and household moving, delivery services and logistics. EE Ward has received numerous awards for its high level of service, including 2020 northAmerican® Van Lines Overall Quality Agent, 2020 International BBB Torch Award Finalist, 2019 CARTUS Commitment to Excellence Gold Award, 2019 Medical Mutual Pillar Award, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio 2018 Torch Award for Ethical Enterprises, 2017 AMSA Moving & Storage Agent of the Year, and Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council 2017 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year. EE Ward has been recognized as the nation’s oldest African-American company. For more information, visit www.eeward.com and follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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