Safety and Numbers

With over 125 crew members lifting everything from pianos to conference tables, 128 drivers logging close to 3 million miles on the nation’s roads, and 40 staff members fork-lifting storage containers in our warehouses every day, Workers’ Compensation Injury statistics really mean something to JK. Numbers are more than just numbers – they translate to the people we work with and see every day. These statistics mean that no one has been injured lifting and loading heavy furniture, stacking pallets 30 feet high in our warehouses, or servicing and driving the hundreds of trucks we put on the road each […]

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Household Moves on the Rise in 2010

If you can gauge the economy by how many people are moving then things are starting to look up. On January 12, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reported that private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, which could be seen as an indicator of a gradually improving economy. Industry-wide, the number of people moving their households rose nearly 5% after experiencing a decline the previous two years. “It’s been a challenging 2 years for those of us in the moving industry, but well-run companies seem to have survived, ” remarked […]

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America is Moving!

America is a country that is mobile and adaptive. People move for many different reasons. Sometimes for work, other times for family or in search of change or opportunity. The Census Bureau has been keeping track of the moving habits since 1948 and have released the report detailing how many Americans moved in 2009. This information is interesting and relevant because of the relationship between moving and the economy. There have been reports that individuals have been less likely to relocate in this troubled economy and this certainly was reflected in the 2008 Census Bureau data. That being said, with […]

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Off To School, Tears and Thoughtful Packing

It is this time of year that brings about a ritual full of both joy and emotion for so many families. In middle to late August, sons and daughters pack up their processions, put them in luggage or boxes and head off to schools located far and wide. It could be a car trip or plane ride or even bus, but one way or another they are entering a new world that requires them to relocate. For parents, it is a time of change as our children who once roamed the yard and climbed the trees are now off on […]

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Piano Moving? We Are Playing Your Tune.

According to Wikipedia, “The Piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard.” For the rest of us it can be so much more. Many families have pianos in their homes that not only offer the pleasure of music but the beauty and elegance of a crafted instrument that is often situated in their living room for all to see. Pianos come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Grand pianos, have strings that run horizontal down the length of the case from the keyboard. They come in different sizes as well. Concert grand (the largest), parlor grand […]

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“PLEASE, Take My Old Sofa!”

On a daily basis we come across a common dilemma of a person moving; “I can’t take “this” with me so if you can move it you can have it!” I think my first place was furnished all by items that were hand me downs; I loved it! Here at JK we actually have a process for customers that wish to dispose of items. We have 2 charitable organizations ready to receive any items that can be re-used and/or sold. Our goal is to divert any items we can away from a landfill. Please keep this in mind when you […]

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