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Hardwick earns 2018 Stephen F. Burns Extra Mile Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Announced recently at the Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines 64th Annual Partnership Conference, Val Hardwick was awarded the 2018 Stephen F. Burns Extra Mile Award. Hardwick serves as the Sales Manager at AMS Relocation, a Bekins agent in Burlingame, California.

The Extra Mile Award was introduced in 2000 to acknowledge an agent, driver or corporate employee of Wheaton | 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 Wheaton | Bekins system and adherence to the company’s mission and values: Treat everyone honestly, fairly and professionally.

“Going the extra mile seems to come naturally for Val,” said Wheaton | Bekins CEO Mark Kirschner. “Her positive attitude, work ethic and expertise serve as an example to those who would succeed in the moving industry. We’re fortunate to have her on the Wheaton | Bekins team.”

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Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is one of the world’s most highly regarded providers of transportation services. Wheaton Van Lines now owns three household goods relocation brands, Wheaton World Wide Moving, Bekins Van Lines and Clark & Reid. The van line is now the fourth largest household goods carrier. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the Wheaton, Bekins and Clark & Reid brands offer private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of the company’s largest customers. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. is partner to approximately 350 Wheaton and Bekins agents nationwide. To learn more, visit, or