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Bekins parent company grows network to 450 moving companies
The parent company of Bekins Van Lines, The Wheaton Group, has acquired Arpin Van Lines to immediately expand the van line network. The new partnership will allow all five brands under The Wheaton Group umbrella to better serve customers across the country with increased capacity:
- Wheaton World Wide Moving
- Bekins Van Lines
- Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
- Arpin Van Lines
- Clark & Reid
History of Arpin Van Lines
Arpin Van Lines, formerly headquartered in West Warwick, R.I., has a more than 100-year history of creating customers for life; the focus on the customer is a key identifier for the van line that has encouraged customers to choose Arpin over its competitors. The Arpin family, which has owned Arpin Van Lines for 120 years, will continue to run its family-owned agents under Arpin Van Lines as part of The Wheaton Group. Until the acquisition, Arpin Van Lines had been a division of Arpin Group, Inc. The other divisions, including Arpin International Group, will continue as divisions of Arpin Group, Inc., with no affiliation to The Wheaton Group or Arpin Van Lines.
“After many years of operating a successful domestic, interstate van line, we believe the partnership with The Wheaton Group will make the entire network stronger and afford our agents and drivers with enhanced opportunities,” said Arpin Group CEO David Arpin. “Our clients, which will see a seamless transition, also will benefit from more capacity and high-quality service at a time when it’s needed most in our industry.”
History of Growth
Wheaton will operate all five of its brands throughout the United States as the fourth largest van line in the nation. Arpin Van Lines is Wheaton’s second acquisition in 14 months, as Wheaton acquired Stevens Worldwide Van Lines in Feb. 2019; previously, Wheaton acquired Clark & Reid in 2013; and Bekins Van Lines in 2012.
“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Arpin Van Lines and its agents and drivers to our van line family,” said Mark Kirschner, The Wheaton Group CEO. “This is yet another win-win for our agency network as well as our customers. Folding the high-quality Arpin network into The Wheaton Group gives us a fantastic opportunity to diversify, provide more capacity to new and existing customers and grow business for all of our network partners.”
Please help us welcome Arpin Van Line agents to The Wheaton Group family!