|September 27, 2011|
(Aurora, COLO) – In an announcement from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) member services, Jen Ayres, stated, “Congratulations to Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc. for being announced the Runner-Up for Relocation Management Company and for Graebel Movers International, Inc., being named the highly commended nominee for International Moving Company of the 2011 EMMAs! This is a fantastic achievement.” 2011 marked the first-time that two of the Graebel Companies’ divisions, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., and Graebel Movers International, Inc., have participated in the EMMA awards. Nominees from around the world gathered at the FEM gala dinner and awards ceremony that was held in Chicago, Illinois recently.
The annual EMMA awards provide relocation suppliers and corporations with global mobility programs with the opportunity to separately participate in different award categories. These categories include seven supplier and ten individual corporate categories along with five more classifications that are open to both suppliers and global mobility buyers alike. Companies that participated in the twenty-two categories furnished answers to the FEM questions in a no more than two-page synopsis with up to three additional one-page supporting documents for each category. Short-list nominees were required to solicit testimonials for the FEM panel of judges’ final evaluation.
Graebel Companies, Inc., chief executive officer, Bill Graebel shared, “The FEM organization has quickly carved a unique niche in our industry and our organization is proud that two of our divisions performed highly in their first-EMMA entries. In addition to the EMMA results, 2011 has marked the second consecutive year that Graebel has earned first-place in the “HRO Today” Relocation Baker’s Dozen. Baker’s Dozen rankings are determined in a confidential, unbiased survey among the Fortune 500 that is performed by the publication. Additionally, for the seventeenth straight year Graebel has achieved the Platinum award from the Overseas Movers Network International (OMNI).”
“We are genuinely honored and humbled to have received these and other honors such as the Energy Star rating at our World Headquarters in 2011. Indeed, our 60-plus year mission has focused on providing cost-efficient and effective services of the highest calibre to everyone we serve. In today’s economy perhaps more than ever, clients vote with their check-books, therefore I am pleased to report that Graebel is on record pace to break our more six decade old business records companywide this year, too,” concluded Graebel.
Over 200 nominations in the twenty-two categories were received in 2011 and according to Brian Friedman, founder and chief executive officer at FEM, “We were quite simply blown away by the sheer volume and quality of the EMMA nominations this year. The global mobility profession has taken the EMMAs to its heart and the level of excitement and anticipation about winning an EMMA is truly incredible”.
About the Forum of Expatriate Management:
The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) was created to be a virtual and real-time community of global mobility professionals. Members have the FEM website as an information and news portal and have the ability to network with their fellow professionals worldwide. FEM is also a network of real-time Chapters where mobility professionals meet on a regular basis. The organization was founded in 2008 and is based in London, United Kingdom. The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Centaur Media plc. To learn more about FEM visit: www.totallyexpat.com
About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international household goods moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. On-the-ground services are performed in over 150 countries for the Fortune 500 and global 100. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and Graebel centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Divisions include: Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The privately-held company boasts a strong balance sheet, an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce, and business intelligence reporting and management systems that include portals and apps. Graebel has been ranked the #1 company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen relocation list for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2010. To learn more about Graebel visit: www.graebel.com.
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