RISMEDIA, Sept. 12, 2008-North American Van Lines, Inc., in partnership with SIRVA Relocation, LLC, has been selected by the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Oklahoma City franchise (formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics) to relocate the team from Seattle to Oklahoma City. The cooperative effort to handle the move-led by North American Van Lines Agents A-1 Freeman Moving Group, Inc., and Lile International Companies-began in late July and is expected to continue through the start of the NBA’s 2008-2009 season.
The awarded contract includes moving and relocation management services for the Oklahoma Professional Basketball Club’s offices and equipment, team personnel, players and coaches, as well as all related business services and household goods relocations.
“The selection of North American and SIRVA Relocation to move the entire Oklahoma City Professional Basketball Club’s assets speaks volumes to our company’s collective expertise and professionalism,” said Mike Wolfe, president, SIRVA Moving Services. “Our capabilities are ideally suited to such a complex relocation experience, and we are honored for the opportunity to demonstrate our superior service under these circumstances.”
Based in Oklahoma City, A-1 Freeman is North American Van Line’s largest agent in the Southern United States. The company currently manages approximately one million square feet of warehouse space in seven locations in three states, and operates more than 400 pieces of equipment.
Lile International Companies, which is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a 100-percent Women-Owned Business, specializes in relocation, warehousing and distribution services. The company is comprised of numerous facilities strategically located throughout the Pacific Northwest.