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AMSA Releases Issue Three of Industry Trends

The newest edition of Industry Trends has been released and it focuses on the southwestern part of the United States, where economic conditions are different within the states in that region. While Nevada and parts of California are still struggling, states such as Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico have been quite profitable. What was a main reason for Nevada and California’s struggle? Mostly the housing crisis.

Helpful Holiday Travel Apps

AAA projects that 92 million Americans will be traveling during this holiday season between December 23rd and January 2nd. To help you with your holiday travel, we’ve put together a list of important apps that will make life easier.

Moving Fraud Meeting Focuses on State Partnerships

In the industry-wide battle against rogue movers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held a Moving Fraud Meeting in Washington D.C. last month to outline stepped up efforts to combat the rising threat.

Ricardo Ramos, Director of Global Marketing, Joins “Movember & Sons” for a Second Year

It’s almost the end of Movember…the time of year when the moustache takes over the world for one month. Ricardo Ramos, Arpin Group’s Director of Global Marketing, is happily participating in this event for the second year in a row to raise awareness for men’s health. Movember is the global men's health charity that encourage men to grow and women to support the moustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiaties.

Thanksgiving Dinner Preparations

In the spirit of the holidays, we have advice from Movingtoday.com when it comes to cooking a successful Thanksgiving dinner in a small kitchen. If you fall under this category, you have to get creative with your cooking plan. Small kitchen layouts mean very little food prep area and not much space to actually cook.

Arpin and Cardi’s “Sandy” Relief Drive Was A Huge Success

Due to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Arpin and Cardi’s Furniture teamed up once again to hold a relief drive to collect items for those affected in New York and New Jersey. The turnout was quite incredible.

AMSA Releases Issue Two of Industry Trends

The moving and storage industry continues its slow, steady recovery from the depths of the housing crisis as shipment numbers continue to rise, according to the latest American Moving and Storage Association’s Industry Trends Report. Overall shipment numbers for the first half of the year were up 1.5% over last year, which isn't as much as the increases seen in the past two years, but still positive.

Our Thoughts To Those Affected By Superstorm Sandy

In the wake of the aftermath, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge those affected by Superstorm Sandy. There are millions of people on the East Coast that have lost power for days and some have even lost their homes.

Arpin’s 2012 Agent Convention Rocked the Desert. Literally!

Last week, Arpin Group hosted the 2012 Agent Convention where agents and employees alike gathered together for a series of fun filled meetings, workshops and other activities. The four-day event took place at the magnificent La Quinta Resort & Spa in wonderful Palm Springs.

RAMP Created To Ease Driver Shortage

The AMSA is always looking for new ways to help the productivity and effectiveness of the moving industry. To do this, programs are created to target specific areas that need improvement. At a Louisville, KY news conference last week, Mayor Greg Fischer and other officials officially kicked off the AMSA's RAMP program. 

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