The 2014 World Cup is underway in Brazil and the entire world is watching! And you know what? Advertisers are keenly aware of this. More than any other sporting event, the World Cup opens up businesses to the global stage, and never has it been more apparent that global opportunities are possible for local businesses.
To be honest, you won’t see Dircks Moving & Logistics buying significant ad space on TV or in print surrounding the World Cup. We’ll leave those expenditures to Nike, Sony and Emirates. But you will see Phoenix, Arizona-based Dircks handling projects around the world.
Our origin and destination services at Dircks aren’t just limited to domestic operations. For example, we routinely move members of the armed forces to locations throughout the world on behalf of the United States government.
With military bases around the globe, you’ll see Dircks handling moves for soldiers to countries such as Germany, Spain, Italy and Turkey. And while we know that Hawaii is a state, it’s technically part of our international operations and it represents a large portion of our business outside of the continental US.
Juli Hankins spearheads just about all of our military moves, and she is quick to point out that Dircks doesn’t simply contract out services to long haul drivers, storage and transfer facilities, etc., we actually perform our own forwarding services!
“I love working with military personnel on these moves, “said Juli. “Many of the service men and women I work with have never been outside of the United States. It’s not only personally rewarding to be a part of the team that successfully moves them across the world, we keep in touch and I get to hear their excitement and their stories from travel.”
In addition to military moves, we perform international employee relocations and provide mobility services for several multi-national companies such as ASM America Inc., European-based semiconductor company with US headquarters in Phoenix and offices around the world.
Dircks also specializes in distribution, fulfillment, transportation and warehousing for worldwide companies such as SunPower and its China-made solar panels and related components.
So when it comes time for international moving and logistics projects, both residential and commercial, consider this our advertisement. We might not be as flashy a a new pair of Adidas soccer cleats or Dr. Dre’s Beats, but we certainly get the job done on the world’s stage.