PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith Truman Marketing Director Judith@eeward.com 614.562.3727E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. Receives Better Business Bureau 2012 Torch Award for EthicalEnterprisingCOLUMBUS OHIO, June 4, 2012 – Columbus Movers, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. LLC, an agent of North American Van Lines, Inc. and Specialized Transportation, Inc., has been selected by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Center for Character Ethics to receive the 2012 Torch Award for EthicalEnterprising? The BBB Center for Character Ethics, a national award-winning program, is the premier public recognition of organizations that intentionally pursue ethical enterprising. A panel of judges selected E.E. Ward based on criteria that demonstrate a high level of trust among its employees, customers, and communities. “While Central Ohio has proven to be home to so many great companies operating with high character, the Torch Award recipients clearly demonstrated superior character on a daily basis, and consistently exceeded marketplace standards for ethics in their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business,’ said Kip Morse, President & CEO of the Central Ohio BBB and its Center for Character Ethics. “We are honored to receive this recognition. When my partner, Brian Brooks, and I purchased E.E. Ward in 2001, we agreed to define our business practices by adhering to a philosophy dedicated to the highest level of ethical performance with our employees, our vendors, and our community partners,” said co-owner Otto Beatty III. ‘For more than 130 years, E.E. Ward has been dedicated to providing its customers with an unmatched sense of comfort and security when relocating and storing their possessions. This is our legacy and continues to be the standard for achieving continued success.”
Columbus Moving Company, E.E. Ward is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation company industry offering comprehensive services including household and commercial moving, delivery services, and logistics on a local, national and international level. E.E Ward has received numerous awards for its high level of service, including, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio’s Business Integrity Award, Angie’s List Super Service Award, Finalist for National Minority Corporate Supplier of the Year Award, South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council 2010 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year, and Columbus Board of Realtors Preferred Vendor for Moving Services. E.E. Ward has been recognized as one of the nation’s oldest African-American-owned businesses. For more information please visit www.eeward.com.