E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, Nation’s Oldest African-American Owned Business, Wins 2017 MBE Award

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18, 2017 — E.E. Ward Moving and Storage co-owners Dominique and Brian Brooks proudly accepted the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Supplier of the Year Award (Class II) at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) Annual Awards Gala on Nov. 17, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

E.E. Ward Moving & Storage co-owners Dominique and Brian Brooks accept the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Supplier of the Year Award (Class II) at the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) Annual Awards Gala on November 17.

The MBE Supplier Awards are presented to OMSDC certified minority businesses with annual sales between $1$75 million who provide outstanding service to the organization's corporate members. E.E. Ward was selected the winner by a corporate partner panel, including representatives from Eaton Corporation, Kent State University, and Ohio Health.

“I am proud of E.E. Ward's story of surviving slavery, the U.S. Civil War, Great Depression, The Great Recession, two World Wars and 26 presidential terms. We are grateful to be recognized as one of the most reliable and charitable multi-million dollar moving companies nationwide,” said Co-owner Dominique Brooks.

The annual gala recognizes Corporate Members and Minority Business Enterprises commitment to supplier diversity. An affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the OMSDC's mission is to certify, develop, and connect minority-owned businesses to corporate and government entities.

“North American pursues excellence by assuring superior customer service and quality performance, while serving the communities in which we live and work,” said Andy Kroll, VP and General Manager of North American Van Lines, Inc. “Winning this prestigious award demonstrates E.E. Ward's commitment to excellence in everything they do. We are honored to have them as part of our North American agent network.”

About E.E. Ward:
E.E. Ward, an agent of North American Van Lines, is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation industry offering comprehensive services including household and commercial moving, delivery services and logistics on a local, national and international level. The company has received numerous awards for its high level of service, including, BBB of Central Ohio's Torch Award, Corporate Caring Human Services Award, and Diversity in Business Outstanding Diverse Organization Award.  For more information please visit http://www.eeward.com.

About North American Van Lines, Inc.
North American Van Lines, Inc. (U.S. DOT No. 070851), established in 1933, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIRVA Inc., a leader in providing relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The moving company, with headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 500 agents worldwide, handles corporate, government, military and private relocations, and operates in the U.S., Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide.  For more information, visit www.northamerican.com.

About OMSDC:
The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (Ohio MSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing a direct link between Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and its Corporate Members. Founded in 1972, the Ohio MSDC certifies minority businesses, provides MBEs with access to procurement opportunities, and assists Corporations in the development and maintenance of effective corporate supplier diversity programs. For more information about Ohio MSDC, please visit www.ohiomsdc.org.

Media Contact
Laura McKay
North American Van Lines, Inc.
[email protected]  

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SOURCE North American Van Lines; E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.

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Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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