INTERSTATE HONORED WITH AMERICANISM AWARD

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VFW Post 7327 Community Americanism Award

SPRINGFIELD, VA, March 23, 2016 – Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics, one of the country’s largest independent moving companies, was recently awarded with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7327 Community Americanism Award for its participation in Wreaths Across America. Each year, an organization is chosen for its service in furthering the aims and ideals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“We are pleased to receive this accolade from the VFW,” says Arthur E. (Bud) Morrissette, IV, Interstate’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our company is proud to have the opportunity through Wreaths Across America to honor those who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom,” adds Morrissette. 

In December 2015, Interstate driver and U.S. Army veteran, Chuck Corbin volunteered his time, logging over 700 miles transporting more than 5,000 wreaths from Columbia Falls, Maine to Arlington and Baltimore National Cemeteries. Mr. Corbin and Interstate played a critical role in the more than 900,000 remembrance wreaths placed on the gravesites of fallen service men and women on Wreaths Across America Day.

Interstate was also instrumental in managing the packaging waste in order to reduce the carbon footprint of this monumental event. Following the wreath-laying ceremony, Interstate’s Springfield headquarters served as the recycling staging area and transfer depot for the packing and debris used to keep the wreaths safe during transport.  In total, 100,000 pounds of cardboard and shrink-wrap was recycled.

Over thirty Interstate team members volunteered more than 250 hours to support this sacred event.

ABOUT INTERSTATE 


The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of moving & storage, relocation management, supply chain logistics and real estate solutions serving government, corporate and residential clients. The company maintains its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia, working with a global alliance of 1,500 service partners incorporating 17,500 professional associates in 112 countries across six continents. On an annual basis, it is entrusted with the care and oversight of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property. Interstate holds key industry certifications, including ISO 9001:2015, the FIDI FAIMPlus designation, IOMI certification, and is an 11-time recipient of the NDTA Award for Quality Service. 

To learn more about Interstate, visit our website at moveinterstate.com.

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Duane Bailey
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Interstate Service Group, Inc.
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