Movers' Edge, September, 2007

A NEW PRESIDENT FOR ATLAS VAN LINES (CANADA) LTD.

Robert Clark, currently Vice President, Business & Agency Development, and a 14-year Atlas veteran, has been designated to be the next President of Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. He will replace Doug Auld who will retire effective December 31, 2007.

Doug has been president of Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. for 17 years and has grown the company into a major participant in the moving industry. He will be missed. Members of CAM wish Doug well in retirement and wish Bob success in his new position.

EMPLOYMENT

CAM has tapped into a source for student employees on either a part-time or full-time basis. The first responses have been encouraging. A database is being placed on the website to allow members to search for students in your local area.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA — 2007 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

HHGFAA will hold its 2007 Annual Conference in New York City from October 14 to 17. The title of the conference is “All the World’s a Stage.” The conference will focus on international relocations and will have extensive moving-industry related exhibits. Visit www.hhgfaameetings.org for complete information.

CAM’S MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY AND MAGAZINE

The Fall 2007 issue of The Canadian Mover will go to press in mid-October. Please review your online listing and update it. Remember that this is information the consumer and your fellow movers see.

SUCCESS AND SUCCESSION — CAM’s 2007 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CAM’s 2007 Annual Conference is titled “Success and Succession” and will address how an owner/manager can maximize the value of his or her moving business – sales, marketing, operations, administration and management. Speakers will address your success plan for the business whether you are going to continue running it or are thinking of retirement and selling the business.

Mark you calendar now! The conference dates are Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4 at the Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel.

CAM AWARDS

CAM’s three annual awards (Distinguished Service Award, Founders Award, Innovators Award) will be presented at its 2007 Awards Dinner on December 3. Past award winners and general criteria for the awards can be seen at online. Nomination forms have been posted. Don’t miss the opportunity to ensure that a deserving member of the Canadian moving community is properly honoured.

MOVING COMPANY FOR SALE

A southern Ontario moving company is being offered for sale. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact CAM and you will be put in contact with the owners.

CAM SUPPLIER MEMBERS’ SPECIALS

The summer rush is over and many of our supplier members will be offering specials to reduce any overstocks, rebalance their inventory and/or ensure that you get the material you need to operate this fall. CAM will publish specials from our supplier members in this space on a monthly basis. Here are a few of the specials that are offered:

  • Farrell Enterprises — Toronto

Large inventory of FARRELL Furniture Pads! FALL BLOWOUT SALE AT GREAT PRICES! Minimum 2 dozen.
Call 416-745-2711 / 800-268-0908.

  • Great Little Box Company — Vancouver

The Great Little Box Co. announces our end-of-season blanket sale. For more information, please contact Vince Pearce
at 778-835-9807.

  • Vibac Canada — Montreal

Vibac Canada offers an exclusive for CAM Member moving companies. Get 10 free pairs of work gloves when you purchase one pallet of SEALAST PP425/PP426 or VIBAC PP500/PP501 branded carton-sealing tape.

  • Your Moving Depot — Oshawa

Recognize top performers with Melton/leather jackets as low as $95.00. Contact us for fall/winter clothing specials. 1-888-415-8858