Crown is proud to have participated in East Whittier City School District’s donation of desks and other furniture from seven campuses to Food For The Poor. Food For The Poor is a charity focusing on the basic needs of the poor in 17 Latin American and Caribbean Countries.
Crown customers are still moving all across the country and we’re open for business as usual with added safety measures. Check out United Van Line’s FAQ page for additional info if you’re planning or have a current move.
CARB (California Air Resources Board) was established, “to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants.” CARB enforces air quality rules and regulations. CARB regulations require a financial investment on the part of carriers and shippers alike: retrofitting trucks for compliance ranges from $10,000-$40,000 per unit. Trucks that are not compliant that enter California can experience delay and fines.
Crown’s fleets (local and interstate) are 100% compliant. We engage only CARB compliant trucks for all domestic and international goods hauling. We invest in our future and the future of California by purchasing the filtration systems on the market to reduce the diesel particulate matter impacting both our state and planet.
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in coordination with Compass Family Services is re-purposing used furniture that would have ended up in a landfill to families in need. The project is the inspiration of JLL Senior Project Manager, Matthew Boone. The hotel is renovating and new furniture is being installed. Crown is honored to be managing deliveries of furniture to families benefiting from this contribution.
Green Business Profile: Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage
In 2020, the San Leandro Sustainability Office is highlighting different green businesses around San Leandro. Businesses can become certified green businesses through the Alameda County Green Business Program after completing a certain set of criteria. Among those is Crown Worldwide Moving and Storage LLC in San Leandro.
Crown is a world-class full-service global provider of transportation and relocation services (International transport, Commercial relocations, Domestic household good transportation, Storage and Asset management and Automobile transport).
Pinpointing San Leandro as both a hub of the Bay Area and close to the Port of Oakland, Crown moved its headquarters here from San Francisco in 1976. Not only did this move reduce overhead in the form of less expensive office and warehouse space, but Crown was able to decrease drive-time for local moves thus reducing vehicle emissions, fuel cost and labor cost.
Over the years, to protect the environment and its community, Crown has made numerous changes in order to become more sustainable. This meant helping avoid the depletion of natural resources and purchasing products to minimize environmental impact, toxins, pollution and hazards to workers and safety to the community. This in turn helps maintain and protect an ecological balance for society at large.
Some of the changes had the added benefit of overhead cost reduction. Crown’s installation of LED lighting and T-5 fixtures was the greatest success from a cost standpoint. As Crown’s Chairman Robert Bowen notes, “There was a considerable reduction in Crown’s electric bill afterwards and it was supplemented by a rebate from PG&E. Furthermore, the purchase of electric forklifts reduced the cost of propane and eliminated the need to store hazardous products. Getting acceptance from some employees was challenging since they were used to having products of convenience no matter their impact on the environment. However, through consistent messaging from management, they began to see the value of these improvements.”
Crown has managed to achieve a number of sustainability best practices, including:
Chairman Bowen urges business owners and managers, “Make the protection of our environment a top priority. Promote and educate your workforce to do the same, not just at work, but at home. Create a team to drive your program each and every day, otherwise, your efforts will be ineffective and not taken seriously. Finally, voice your opinion on environmental issues with your local, state and federal elected officials, your friends, your co-workers and your family.”
While the holidays are a characteristically joyous time of year, they can also be hazardous if simple safety precautions aren’t followed. Learn from the mistakes of the naughty Christmas elf as you and your loved ones celebrate the holiday season.
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Selecting a qualified mover is paramount if you want to have a successful office move. As a member of the Commercial Relocation Network, Crown is affiliated with 50 of the largest office and industrial relocation companies in the country. Members of this group are the best commercial relocation companies available in the United States.
The moving process can be easier than you anticipate, if you follow the plan provided by your move consultant and think about these questions when creating a pre-move check list:
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To make full use of their square footage and to address the pitfalls inherent in an open plan office environment CBRE has developed Workplace360. They’ve established an environment that has a variety of workspaces both private and open which allow, “workers of all levels — not just executives — to have privacy when they need it,” said Georgia Collins, executive managing director. Departments are assigned to sections of the space and there are lockers for employees to store their belongings safely overnight. An effort has also been made to make sure each desk has basic office supplies.