Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City Joins the Fight Against Hunger

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. (January 12, 2015) – While participating in its first annual food drive, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City collected 418 pounds of food for the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, which is enough for 348 meals to feed hungry families in the Oklahoma City area.

The event organized by Concordia Life Care Community, Senior Transitions, and Affiliated Movers of OKC, was held during the month of December. Terrace lounge Thunder basketball tickets and other prizes were raffled to encourage the local community to donate non-perishable food.

“We are overjoyed by the success of our first annual food drive and the spirit of community all of our participants and sponsors displayed,” said Nathan Howell, sales manager at Affiliated Movers. “This food will provide hundreds of meals to local families here in OKC through the Regional Food Bank.”

This year Affiliated Movers joined “Move For Hunger,” a charity that works with relocation companies nationwide. As a representative for Move For Hunger, Affiliated will continue to accept non-perishable donations from its customers, while containerizing and delivering the food to the local food bank at no charge.

Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City Wins 2014 Arpin Aces Award

Oklahoma City, OK (October 28, 2014) – Arpin Group has inducted Affiliated Movers of OKC, Inc. into the Arpin ACES program, which is designed to recognize and reward agents that are major contributors to the Arpin system and consistently deliver exceptional service to Arpin’s customers.

“The Arpin ACES program is reserved for the elite class of agents that have demonstrated outstanding customer service and performance over the past year,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “It is because of their consistently high performance, that they earn special privileges and benefits as members of this program. We are proud to welcome Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City as one our newest Arpin ACES.”

An agent is inducted into the Arpin ACES program based upon information and ratings from the past year. Agents that have been designated as an Arpin ACES member must continue to meet the criteria for inclusion in the program on a quarterly basis. The criteria for qualifying for the program include a minimum line-haul of $200,000 over the previous 12 months, at least 94 rating points, an A- or higher customer service rating and a B+ or higher claims rating, among other qualifying criteria based upon size and capacity.

Agents qualifying for the Arpin ACES program receive a reduction in Arpin’s retention on shipments handled all the way, a commitment from Arpin to receive priority in assigning work (hauling, packing, storage, etc.) and complimentary convention registrations at Arpin’s annual agent convention.

Affiliated Movers of OKC has been a valued member of the Arpin Agency Family since 2006.

Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City Wins 2014 Arpin Gold Quality Award

Oklahoma City, OK (October 28, 2014) – Arpin Van Lines has named Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City as a recipient of the 2014 Gold Quality Award. Affiliated Movers was honored at the Arpin Van Lines’ Agent convention held at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, California, in October.

“Affiliated Movers epitomizes the qualities we expect from all of our agents,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Van Lines. “Only those agents with the very best performance scores make it into this sought-after category. Winning this award is especially competitive as we continue to raise the bar for members of our Agency Family year after year.”

In order to be eligible for the Gold Quality Agent Award, agents must meet the following criteria for the previous 12-month period:
Minimum Line-haul   $40,000
Minimum Rating Points   92
Minimum Customer Service Rating A-
Minimum Claims Rating   B+

Affiliated Movers of OKC has been with the Arpin Van Lines’ agency family since 2006.

About Affiliated Movers of OKC
Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City sets the industry benchmark for quality, professionalism, and service. In 2006, we proudly joined the Arpin Van Lines’ family. Today, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City provides the highest quality of moving services with a fleet of modern equipment and a 22,000 square foot warehouse where we store our clients’ belongings and records. Our experienced employees and supervisors are all put through an in-depth background check and when they arrive on the job, they are always professionally uniformed and ready to work. For more information call 405.677.7400 or visit us on the web at www.affiliatedmovers.com.

Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City named Arpin Van Lines Prime Agent for the Month of October 2013

11/21/13

I am very pleased to share the attached award received from Arpin Van Lines to Affiliated Movers with our employees, family and friends. The agent of the month award for October, 2013 qualifies Affiliated Movers as 1 of only
12 agents out of 385 Arpin Van Line agents across the country for the Arpin prime agent of the year award for 2014. Congratulations to our staff, drivers, packers and warehouse personnel for the outstanding service you provide all our customers and in particular our Military Service personnel when relocating.

Sincerely,

Tom Howell
President of Affiliated Movers of OKC, Inc

Affiliated Honored with the 2013 Arpin Humanitarian Award

Arpin Van Lines Names Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, Inc. as
2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient

Oklahoma City, OK (October 29, 2013) – Arpin Van Lines has named Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City as the 2013 Humanitarian Award recipient.  Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City was honored at the Arpin Van Lines Agent convention held at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan, Florida, in October.

“Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City has clearly gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Van Lines.  “While many of our agents are very active in supporting their local communities through charitable giving, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City’s team members distinguished themselves by going the extra mile.  For that we wish to recognize them as an example for others to follow.”

The 2013 Humanitarian Award is given to the agent who demonstrates extraordinary kindness through its volunteerism and charitable giving in the local community. This year’s recipient, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, quickly mobilized their team to assist in the recovery efforts following the devastating tornados that ripped through Oklahoma in May.

Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City has been a valued member of Arpin Agency Family since 2006.

“We did not expect this award, but it is one we are most proud of.” said president and owner Tom Howell.

“Thank you to our employees, volunteers, fire, police, and emergency care workers for their hard work and we sincerely appreciate those family agents and friends that called, texted and e-mailed us for updates and support during a tragic time in Oklahoma’s history.”- Tom Howell

Making History at the New I-40 Grand Opening

Arpin Agent Becomes First Mover to Cross New I-40
$688 Million Highway Project

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 10, 2012) – Arpin Agent, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, made history this month when it became the first moving company to cross the new Interstate 40 cross-town highway, a $688 million project which began in 2007.

“It’s a proud day for us to join nearly 100 other local businesses and become the first mover to cross the new I-40 during its grand opening,” said Nathan Howell, manager and operator of Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City.

The new I-40 cross-town highway is the most expensive roadway construction project in Oklahoma’s history and Affiliated Movers was there as a proud participant.  Along with close to 100 local businesses, Affiliated Movers joined the caravan as the only moving company represented from Oklahoma City, with three tractor trailers and two bobtail trucks.

In attendance were Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, the Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallen, U.S. Congressman James Lankford, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.

About $570 million has been spent thus far on the $688 million project.  The highway was planned to open later this year, but instead opened to traffic about eight months ahead of schedule. The new 10-lane roadway is replacing the longest structurally deficient bridge in the state.
The elevated cross-town highway, built in 1965, has undergone repeated emergency repairs over the years. When it opened, the old cross-town highway carried 50,000 vehicles daily.  The new highway is designed to handle 173,000 vehicles daily.
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About Arpin Van Lines:
Arpin Van Lines, headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, is an industry leader in household goods moving for corporate, residential, government and military customers. With over 100 years of experience and a reputation for providing excellent service, Arpin Van Lines is the only U.S.-based family owned and operated moving and storage company that has remained dominant and successful for more than a century. Quality driven and privately owned, Arpin Van Lines’ core philosophy has always been “Creating Customers for Life®.” As The Official Mover of the LPGA and a ProMover-certified member of the American Moving and Storage Association, Arpin Van Lines has over 385 agency locations throughout the United States. Arpin Van Lines is a division of the Arpin Group, Inc., which also includes Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Renewable Energy, and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. For more information call 1-800-343-3500 or visit http://www.arpin.com.

Affiliated Movers Named Arpin Van Lines Prime Agent for February

03/08/12

Oklahoma City, OK

Affiliated Movers was honored to be selected as one of over 180 prime agents for the Arpin Van Lines “Agent of the Month” award for February. Each year Arpin Van Lines selects 12 of its prime agents, 1 for each month, to be recognized at the yearend convention. Selected agents of the month then qualify to be chosen for the prestigious Arpin Van Lines “Prime Agent of the Year” award.

“This is the second time Affiliated Movers has been selected as an “Agent of the Month” in our 5 year history with Arpin. Our dedicated team has worked hard, along with the Arpin team, to maintain a great reputation in our industry and we accept this achievement with pride.”- Tom Howell, President of Affiliated Movers of OKC, Inc.

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Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, Inc. had a successful 2011 year and it showed at the Arpin Van Line convention in West Palm Beach, Florida during the month of October. Affiliated Movers walked away with the “Greatest COD Sales Volume” award for markets with population of over 1 million and the “Arpin One Million Dollar Hauling Agent” award. It was a team effort and better-than-average economic conditions in the state of Oklahoma that helped Affiliated maintain a leadership role in sales and hauling for our van line. Congratulations to the hard working office staff, packers, loaders and drivers for getting through a demanding peak season and for maintaining a direction of growth in a challenging industry.