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Seiffert earns Stephen F. Burns Extra Mile Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Announced recently at the Bekins Van Lines 63rd Annual Partnership Conference, Paul Seiffert was awarded the Stephen F. Burns Extra Mile Award. Seiffert, a direct lease driver for the van line, recently retired after a remarkable 56 years behind the wheel.

The Extra Mile Award was introduced in 2000 to acknowledge an agent, driver or corporate employee of Bekins who performs the extraordinary every day. In 2011, the award was renamed the Stephen F. Burns Extra Mile Award in honor of the company’s Chairman of the Board. Award winners’ attributes include unselfish contributions to the Bekins system and adherence to the company’s mission and values: Treat everyone honestly, fairly and professionally.

“Paul’s work ethic, integrity, expertise and genuine kindness have always made an impression on customers and co-workers,” said Bekins CEO Mark Kirschner. “Bekins has been fortunate to have Paul on the team for so many years. We’ll certainly miss him, but we congratulate him on a successful career and wish him a happy retirement.”

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