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Press Release

IMAWA Presents Awards and Scholarships

03.01.2014

Bloomington, IL – During their 61st annual convention and trade show held March 10-11, 2014, in Normal IL, the following award and scholarship were presented to National Van Lines, Inc.:

Maureen Beal, CEO of National Van Lines, received the prestigious Orin C. Hutchcraft Quality Service Award. This award has been presented each year except two since 1992 to a member of the IMAWA family who best personifies “dedication and superior service above and beyond the call of duty as a member of the moving and storage industry of Illinois.” Ms. Beal is the 3rd generation CEO of National Van Lines, which has been a member of IMAWA since 1953.

SCHOLARSHIP:
An NAIT Charitable Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500 each was presented to Michael Hartung, whose parents George and Patty are full-time employees of National Van Lines, Broadview. Michael works at National, too, when he’s not in school. Michael attends Eastern Illinois University pursuing a degree in math.

About Illinois Movers:

Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association, first chartered in 1906, is the only statewide not-for-profit trade association for moving and storage companies licensed to do business in Illinois. Its members range in size from a one-truck family business to the national headquarters for several national van lines. Licensed household goods movers provide transportation services within Illinois for more than 250,000 shipments per year — an average of nearly 700 per day. Movers employ 15,000 people, and they own or lease over 13,000 vehicles. Among its member services, IMAWA provides continuing education workshops, a college scholarship program, annual convention, mass purchase programs, and legislative representation. IMAWA has adopted charities including Special Olympics Illinois and Move For Hunger, and our members provide volunteer hours and services within their communities. IMAWA provides extensive consumer information, including an Internet website at http:// www.imawa.com , on how to make smart choices when preparing for a residential or commercial move; and it regularly acts as a liaison between its members and consumers, regulatory agencies, and the media. Visit IMAWA on the Internet at http:// www.imawa.com.

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