Moving Family

The four sons of Holland-born Sjoerd Bekins felt fenced in by the family's small moving business in Lincoln, Neb. In 1895, they set out in four directions (Omaha, Texas, California and Washington) to build the biggest moving & storage business in the world. They did.

Last week, on their 50th anniversary, the Bekins Van & Storage companies, located in Omaha, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle, had 37 warehouses throughout the west, 430 vans, 1,270 employes (plus some 14 key Bekinses). Still operating on the happy family plan, the companies run a trainlike...

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