If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.
At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.
The best part? As local, trusted movers in Columbia, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.
Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in Columbia. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Columbia are willing to do.
Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.
When we say convenience is king, we mean it. We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.
When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in Columbia, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.
Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:
As the premier moving company in Columbia, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in Columbia will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.
In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.
If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.
Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.
Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Columbia. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.
In our experience as a commercial moving company in Columbia, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:
To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.
At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:
Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.
With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.
A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:
Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in Columbia, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.
Why hire a moving company in Columbia like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:
Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.
A few common cleanout services in Columbia include:
Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in Columbia, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Columbia, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.
Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:
Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].
We hope to hear from you soon!
earlier this year shows despite a shaky economy, small business employers have made it a top priority to provide financial protection and health benefits to their employees. The report is based on the findings of a survey conducted by Colonial Life's parent company, Unum. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: ...
earlier this year shows despite a shaky economy, small business employers have made it a top priority to provide financial protection and health benefits to their employees. The report is based on the findings of a survey conducted by Colonial Life's parent company, Unum.
Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8691556-unum-colonial-life-small-business/
"While there remains some uncertainty and financial strain for many small employers, benefits, benefits education and worker attraction and engagement remain major priorities," said Richard Shaffer , Senior Vice President of Field and Market Development.
The Small Business Benefits Trend report also found:
And employees agree – the need for these benefits and the financial protection they provide have never been more important. According to a 2020 Workplace Wellness Survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald & Associates:
Yet, the financial health of a business will invariably affect its ability to offer benefits. And while federal funding provided some relief, 75% of the small employers surveyed said their overall financial health significantly or somewhat impacted the benefits they planned to offer this year.
This data point, coupled with employees' elevated interest and need for financial protection options, has led to the steadily increasing interest in leveraging voluntary benefits as a solution.
Voluntary benefits offer a customizable solution for the specific needs of businesses and their employees. They can provide flexibility to employees – catering to certain stages of life and lifestyles.
These benefits can also provide flexibility to employers by offering various funding options like 100% employee-paid or employer-employee shared funding.
*Unum, parent company to Colonial Life , Employer Survey, 2020. 321 U.S. employers with 250 or fewer employees responded to the survey from November 30 – December 11, 2020 .
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After a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co. halted all operations at the Georgia-based pipeline, South Carolina and 16 other states were placed under a “regional emergency declaration” calling for an immediate transport of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to mitigate an impending shortage. “Such emergency is in response to the unanticipated shutdown of the Colonial pipeline system due to network issues that affect the supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined petroleum products throughout the affecte...
After a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co. halted all operations at the Georgia-based pipeline, South Carolina and 16 other states were placed under a “regional emergency declaration” calling for an immediate transport of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to mitigate an impending shortage.
“Such emergency is in response to the unanticipated shutdown of the Colonial pipeline system due to network issues that affect the supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other refined petroleum products throughout the affected states,” the May 9 declaration from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said.
States and territories impacted by Colonial Pipeline’s decision to go offline include Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, according to the declaration.
The declaration grants commercial transport fleets bringing fossil fuels to impacted states an exemption from hours-of-service requirements under the Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations until June 8 or the “end of the emergency,” according to a news release. The declaration waives a mandated 10-hour break after truck drivers have reached driving limits.
“We continue to evaluate product inventory in storage tanks at our facilities and others along our system and are working with our shippers to move this product to terminals for local delivery,” Colonial Pipeline said in a noon statement today. “Actions taken by the federal government to issue a temporary hours of service exemption for motor carriers and drivers transporting refined products across Colonial’s footprint should help alleviate local supply disruptions.”
The company said that segments of the pipeline have returned online with aid but added that “restoring our network to normal operations is a process that requires the diligent remediation of our systems, and this takes time.”
A few minutes after noon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the ransomware group Darkside was responsible for the attack.
The groups could be linked to a former Soviet republic as it seems to spare Russian, Kazakh and Ukrainian-speaking companies from attacks, according to a report from Reuters. DarkSide’s site on the dark web proports to have cashed in millions from extortion and features a “Hall of Shame” gallery of stolen documents from 80 companies across the U.S. and Europe.
Following the May 7 attack, Colonial Pipeline hired a third-party cybersecurity firm and contacted several federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Energy, which is leading the response, according to the release. As of Sunday at 5 p.m., all four main lines remained offline.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest information Monday. The numbers reflect data that ended a 24-hour period at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021. DHEC has begun releasing the daily COVID-19 case numbers and deaths as totals of confirmed and probable cases. The reasoning behind this decision is the probable COVID cases are positive results from the rapid antigen test...
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released their latest information Monday. The numbers reflect data that ended a 24-hour period at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
DHEC has begun releasing the daily COVID-19 case numbers and deaths as totals of confirmed and probable cases. The reasoning behind this decision is the probable COVID cases are positive results from the rapid antigen tests.
We will continue to break down the numbers posted at the DHEC website.
There were 277 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the latest data. A record 6,824 new positive cases were reported on January 8. South Carolina had never seen a day above 4,000 before Christmas Day and had never seen more than 3,000 prior to December 9, 2020.
Today, DHEC announced 413 new cases of COVID-19 (277 confirmed, 136 probable), 4 new deaths (4 confirmed, 0 probable), and a percent positive of 4.0%.— SCDHEC (@scdhec) May 10, 2021
See today's updated COVID-19 and vaccine data at https://t.co/d0PzSPvRgJ.
According to DHEC, there is a total of 8,448 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic, with 4 additional deaths reported in the latest numbers. The highest number of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths reported in a single day was 93, reported on January 15, 2021. There are also 0 probable deaths reported today, for a total of 1,148 probable deaths.
Hospitalizations decline slightly with 341 hospitalizations reported on Monday, with 90 of those patients in intensive care and 52 on ventilators. A single day record of 2,453 hospitalizations was reported January 12, 2021.
Here are the rest of the day's numbers.
Today's cases and deaths (scdhec.gov/COVID19)
The information above as well as extensive reporting on county-level information, demographics and more is available at scdhec.gov/COVID19. The website is updated between 1 p.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekends. Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19vaccine for the latest vaccine information.
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A South Carolina county is planning to pay charities and civic groups $250 a mile for cleaning up litter. Pickens County has set aside $75,000 for the program, enough to clean up 300 miles, said County Councilman Roy Costner III. The program is designed to help struggling groups that have been unable to do their usual fundraising during the pandemic, Costner said. It would also be a way to use COVID relief money aimed at helping communities, without having officials pick and choose which organizations get the relief, he ...
A South Carolina county is planning to pay charities and civic groups $250 a mile for cleaning up litter.
Pickens County has set aside $75,000 for the program, enough to clean up 300 miles, said County Councilman Roy Costner III.
The program is designed to help struggling groups that have been unable to do their usual fundraising during the pandemic, Costner said.
It would also be a way to use COVID relief money aimed at helping communities, without having officials pick and choose which organizations get the relief, he said.
The program aims to clean up at least 25% of the county's roads while supporting local organizations and businesses, said Jamie Burns, a spokeswoman for the county.
It's a big step in a years-long effort to fight litter, said Chris Bowers, council chairman.
It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the state and using COVID money for this could be a first in the nation, Burns said.
The county will unveil more details of the Pick Up Pickens program Monday, and organizations can sign up Monday. It will be open to 501c3 organizations that have existed for a year.
There are some guidelines: Political groups and candidates aren't eligible, there needs to be before and after photos to show that it was cleaned and there would be a limit on how many miles each group does.
The plan is promising and could serve as a model for other counties in the state, said Sarah Lyles, executive director of Palmetto Pride, the state's anti-litter organization.
The small town of Batesburg-Leesville, near Columbia, did a similar program with high school students, she said, but it has not been done over large geography like a county in the state before.
In the first year of the pandemic, many litter collection programs stopped working and litter piled up around the state, Lyles said.
With social media attention to litter and a rush of litter pick-up events throughout the state, the litter is getting cleaned up right now but keeping the momentum will be important, she said.
"It built up and now it's being taken care of," Lyles said.
Keeping momentum for litter programs is essential, the slowdown in the pandemic showed how a year of neglect can become a huge problem but also how an engaged public can fix it.
Pick Up Pickens is part of a series of litter efforts by Pickens County.
County administrator Ken Roper said during a recent council meeting that enforcement of litter rules could include ordinances but would need to involve education programs, enforcement and clean-up efforts.
The county is working to become an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, a national group that helps with litter efforts. The process of joining can take about a year. Anderson and Oconee counties are affiliates in the Upstate.
Pickens County employees and departments have, since at least 2019, been encouraging people to pick up (at least) five pieces of litter on Fridays.
The Five on Fridays effort sees departments frequently competing over which one can get the most, or most interesting, litter.
Scuba divers have even picked up five pieces of litter on a Friday.
Cleaning up litter can help the state economically by helping to lure businesses, said Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, in a statement.
She regularly picks up litter at community events and has worked with Palmetto Pride for almost two years on litter programs.
"We know that clean roads and clean communities directly relate to economic development and overall quality of life," Evette said.
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A strong weekend had a sour ending for Mississippi State. The No. 4 Bulldogs couldn't finish off a sweep of No. 19 South Carolina on Sunday as MSU fell to the Gamecocks 4-3 in 11 innings. State heads back to Starkville having won two out of three games in Columbia, but the Bulldogs were disappointed they weren't quite able to get them all. "The reality is we're playing good baseball right now," State head coach Chris Lemonis said in his postgame interview on the MSU Radio Network. "Sometimes the game just doesn't...
A strong weekend had a sour ending for Mississippi State.
The No. 4 Bulldogs couldn't finish off a sweep of No. 19 South Carolina on Sunday as MSU fell to the Gamecocks 4-3 in 11 innings. State heads back to Starkville having won two out of three games in Columbia, but the Bulldogs were disappointed they weren't quite able to get them all.
"The reality is we're playing good baseball right now," State head coach Chris Lemonis said in his postgame interview on the MSU Radio Network. "Sometimes the game just doesn't play you the right way."
South Carolina trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth before rallying to tie the game and force extra innings. The Gamecocks then claimed the victory with David Mendham's walk-off RBI double in the 11th that scored Jeff Heinrich all the way from first base.
Mendham's hit put an exclamation point on a frustrating day for State, particularly offensively. The Bulldogs left 13 total runners on base and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. MSU was just 2-for-15 at the plate when runners were on base.
Still, the Bulldogs had a chance to win. After falling down 2-0 in the second inning when Mendham hit a two-run homer off of State starting pitching Jackson Fristoe, MSU scored three unanswered runs.
Kellum Clark tripled and scored on a Kamren James sacrifice fly in the third inning, then in the fifth, Tanner Allen tied the game with a long solo dinger to right.
Mississippi State climbed in front in the sixth inning. That's when Rowdey Jordan cranked a solo shot of his own down the right-field line. Suddenly, MSU led 3-2 and that score held until the Gamecocks rallied in the ninth to even things up ahead of Mendham's game-winning hit in the 11th.
It's not the ending the Bulldogs had in mind, but in the big picture, MSU still claimed a series win on the road over a quality opponent. It's hard for Mississippi State to be too worked up over one Sunday loss when so much continues to go right. The Bulldogs will try to keep things trending in a positive direction this week at Dudy Noble Field in a Tuesday night game against UT Martin and a three-game series against Missouri that begins on Thursday evening.
"Everything is big now," Lemonis said. "It's that time of year. Every game has a lot of implications to it. So we've got to get back, get a good night's rest and get ready to keep playing good baseball."
Alright, let's take a quick look at Sunday's stats, game MVPs and the Moment of the Game:
Jordan's sixth inning solo home run nearly was a game-winner if not for South Carolina's late heroics. It was Jordan's only hit of the day and it might get forgotten given the day's end result. But in the moment, it was huge for the Dogs and put them up 3-2.
Simmons is quickly becoming a reliable piece out of the Bulldog bullpen that Lemonis isn't afraid to give high-leverage situations to. With 1.2 scoreless, hitless innings of work with four strikeouts to boot on Sunday, Simmons only strengthened his case. Simmons has now had scoreless outings in four of his last five appearances. In his last 7.2 innings, he's surrendered just three hits and two runs.
The biggest swing of the day was the final one. Mendham stepped to the plate with the winning run on first in the 11th inning. Mendham then blasted a ball into the gap in left-centerfield and try as they might, the Bulldogs couldn't throw out Heinrich at the plate and the Gamecocks came out on top. Here's a look: