Bekins Van Lines, Inc. was founded by brothers John and Martin in 1891. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bekins offers private and corporate domestic and international household goods relocation services as well as special commodities and logistic services. The United States Military also is one of Bekins' largest customers.
In The American President, Sydney Ellen Wade moved to Washington, and her things are moved in boxes marked "Benkins".
In the film version of the musical Hello Dolly a horse drawn "Bekins Moving & Storage Co" wagon is shown in the opening sequence set at New York City in 1890. As the company did not exist at this time, this reference is an anachronism.
In Antitrust, Milo is moved to Portland using The Bekins Company.
in the beginning scenes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A Bekins box is in the mothers room as she awakes to get her son Barry.