Wheaton World Wide Moving

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Wheaton World Wide Moving is a moving and storage company based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with more than 250 authorized agents. It handles household moving, corporate relocation, international shipping, military and government relocation and special commodity shipments.

Wheaton World Wide Moving
IndustryMoving & Storage
Founded1945; 79 years ago (1945)
HeadquartersIndianapolis, IN, US

History edit

  • 1945: Clipper Van Lines founded by Earnest S. Wheaton
  • 1951: Changed name to Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., following lawsuit with Pan Am[1]
  • Late 1950s: Expanded domestic and international services
  • 1973: First carrier in the nation to hold complete 50-state authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission
  • 1986: Named one of the top 101 service companies in America
  • 1987: Changes name to Wheaton World Wide Moving
  • 1989: Named one of the top 101 service companies in America
  • 2000: Becomes a corporate sponsor of Give Kids the World, a non-profit for children with life-threatening diseases
  • 2012: Acquires Bekins Van Lines, Inc.

Awards and highlights edit

Wheaton Moving supports the Give Kids the World program, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses visit attractions in central Florida by providing transportation, meals and attraction tickets.[2]

Wheaton's chairman, Stephen Burns, was named 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Lake Michigan Area Program.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Pan American World Airways v. Clipper Van Lines, 98 F. Supp. 524 (E.D.N.Y. 1951)". Justia Law. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ "Giving back: charities and philanthropy". Wheaton World Wide Moving. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ Burns, Stephen. "Indiana's Entrepreneur of the Year: Wheaton World Wide Moving CEO honored by Ernst & Young". Retrieved 24 May 2014.

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