A moving company is moving into downtown Detroit. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has opened an office at 1528 Woodward, bringing half a dozen more jobs with it.
“We’re really excited about it,” says Ed Melton, vice president of moving and storage for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. “It’s going to be a great move for us.”
The Saginaw-based firm is a full-service moving company that got its start in 1905. It now employs 275 people in a number of offices across Michigan. This is the company’s first office in downtown Detroit.
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines’ new Detroit office employs six people. The company is currently looking to hire a sales person, along with a handful of drivers and movers. The firm got the idea to open the downtown Detroit office after speaking to the folks at Bedrock Real Estate Services, which manages the real estate holdings of the Quicken Loans family of businesses.
“It became clear that if you want to get business in downtown Detroit, you need to contribute to it,” Melton says. “Bedrock is a strong believer in that.”