Global Van Lines

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Global Van Lines
Private agent-owned
Industry Moving and storage
Founded 1933
Headquarters Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Slogan The way moving is meant to be

Global Van Lines is a moving company founded in 1933 by George T. Howard as Howard Van Lines in Dallas, Texas and took its present name in 1957 when it was acquired by Trans-Ocean Van Service of Long Beach, California.

It gained some fame in the 1960s by moving equipment for NASA. For many years, its slogan was "Modern moving with old fashioned care."

It was acquired in 1981 by WKG Corporation of Houston, Texas, and sold to Contrans Corporation in 1985. In 1990 Global agents acquired the company, making it similar in form to a cooperative. It was acquired by Interstate Van Lines in 1998 and sold to Allied Worldwide in 2000, which became SIRVA. Global Van Lines previously held its world headquarters at the northeastern edge of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, where it was also a corporate sponsor. The mid-century modern building was razed in the 1990s and is now home to the Frank Gehry-designed Team Disney Anaheim. In 2000 SIRVA moved Global Van Lines headquarters to Fort Wayne, Indiana.[1] [2]