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 Greenville, 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 Greenville. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in Greenville 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 Greenville, 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:
Along with divorce and the loss of a job, moving is listed as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through in their lifetime. When you consider the packing, the lifting, the scheduling, and the general disruption that moving can have on your life, it’s easy to understand why.
As the premier moving company in Greenville, 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 Greenville 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.
Do you already have reliable transportation but still need a team of professional movers to handle your heavy lifting? Strong Men Moving now offers labor-only moving services in Greenville for both residential and commercial moving projects.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
Greenville and the surrounding metropolitan area is a hot spot for business. Dozens of companies scout Greenville each year as a new place to call home, where they can broaden their horizons and find new clients. What some businesses do not take into account is the logistics and headaches involved with moving to a new location.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in Greenville. 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 Greenville, 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.
Did you find a bunch of unwanted junk after moving to a new office? Do you have an old, stinky couch taking up room in your basement? Don’t sweat it – we will remove the old junk from your home or office quicker than you can say, “trash it!”
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:
If you’re like most average folks living in the U.S., you probably have hundreds of items lying around your house that need to be packed before you can move to a new home. Packing can be a massive source of frustration, especially for busy families and professionals who don’t have the time or patience to pack.
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 Greenville, 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 Greenville 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!
If you have a large-scale cleanout project, we can help with that, too. Our home and commercial cleanout services are great if you need to dispose of a large number of items in a short period of time.
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 Greenville 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 Greenville, 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.Get Help Now
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in Greenville, 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].
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Transcom Worldwide AB, a global customer-experience specialist that provides customer care, sales, technical support and credit-management services through contact centers and work-at-home agents, has selected Greenville County as its "epicenter" for building a North American network to support clients, the company announced Wednesday.The company will create at least 450 new jobs in the initiative, with the potential to grow to as many as 1,000 associates in Greenville over the next few years, the company said...
Transcom Worldwide AB, a global customer-experience specialist that provides customer care, sales, technical support and credit-management services through contact centers and work-at-home agents, has selected Greenville County as its "epicenter" for building a North American network to support clients, the company announced Wednesday.
The company will create at least 450 new jobs in the initiative, with the potential to grow to as many as 1,000 associates in Greenville over the next few years, the company said in a press release.
“South Carolina and Greenville specifically have a talented pool of prospective employees, is an accessible and attractive area for clients to visit and features a welcoming business community and diverse economy," Donald Berryman, Transcom executive vice president and chief commercial officer for North America, said in the emailed announcement. "We look forward to growing our base and serving customers through our expansion into the Upstate.”
Transcom executives selected Greenville from an initial list of 125 U.S. locations after multiple scouting visits and meetings with business leaders, elected officials and economic-development partners, according to the company.
Transcom will use a hybrid model for the Greenville center, with employees in-office and working from home. While part of the plan is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the model fits with the company’s remote client and customer-service roles.
The new Greenville operations are to be led by a soon-to-be-announced Transcom vice president of CSM client delivery who is "a veteran of regional organizations" with related expertise to Transcom’s capabilities.
The company will take up over 33,000 square feet at 650 Executive Center Drive in Greenville. The space is expandable to hold as many as 1,000 associates as demand requires.
"ReadySC," a workforce training program, will assist with recruitment and training, and hiring has already begun for technical customer support representatives and team leader positions. Information on all open positions can be obtained from career listings on Transcom’s website at transcom.com.
“We wanted a community with a large, quality workforce, as we envision that Transcom could expand operations here in the future to as many as 1,000 positions on a long-term basis,” said Kyla Starks, managing director and senior vice president of Transcom. “We believe that Greenville is that place and that we can stay here for many years.”
Founded in 1995 in Sweden, Transcom has more than 30,000 employees at 69 centers and working from home across 26 countries worldwide, serving approximately 200 clients globally, according to the company.
Transcom provides 1.5 million customer interactions daily in 33 languages and across numerous industries.
Featuring use of artificial intelligence, the latest technologies and highly trained service teams, Transcom serves as "the voice of its global customers, combining intelligent technologies with passionate talent to create smarter people experiences," according to the press release.
“Transcom is a world-class company, and it speaks volumes that they decided to locate their first North American operation right here in South Carolina," Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. "This announcement serves as another testament to South Carolina’s strong business climate."
"Greenville County Council is pleased that Transcom, the global customer experience experts who use leading-edge technology and customer insight to provide excellent customer care, have chosen our community to launch and grow their U.S. operations,” said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation board member Willis Meadows. “We believe that the company is a perfect fit for our growing knowledge-based economy and wish them continued success."
Check back for more on this developing story.
Macon Atkinson is the city watchdog reporter for The Greenville News. She's powered by long runs and strong coffee. Follow her on Twitter @maconatkinson.
GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville Technical College representatives said in Spring 2022, students can go to any technical college in the state, and pay $0 for tuition for certain programs (high-demand fields).“This new initiative is the result of recent announcement by the governor of South Carolina and it’s something that is available to all 16 technical colleges, which we’re one,” said Dr. Matteel Knowles, Vice-President for Student Services for Greenville Technical College.“And it’s...
GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville Technical College representatives said in Spring 2022, students can go to any technical college in the state, and pay $0 for tuition for certain programs (high-demand fields).
“This new initiative is the result of recent announcement by the governor of South Carolina and it’s something that is available to all 16 technical colleges, which we’re one,” said Dr. Matteel Knowles, Vice-President for Student Services for Greenville Technical College.
“And it’s a wonderful opportunity to assist our students. The ones we have now and those who are interested in coming to us, to come and attend for Greenville Technical College or any technical college during the spring 2022 semester, with no tuition cost.”
Earlier this month, Governor Henry McMaster announced a $17 million investment into the state’s workforce, through a new pilot program initiative called, SC Workforce Scholarships for the Future.
“So the state received $17 million for the spring semester, and so, each of the 16 technical colleges are allocated a certain portion of that, based on the size of the institution, and some other things, and what’s interesting is this phase is for the spring 2022 semester. The governor has requested that the General Assembly consider additional funding that would extend the program for two more years, into 2024,” Dr. Knowles said.
School leaders said Governor McMaster has called upon the General Assembly to provide $124 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, to extend the program through June 2024.
“It’s really for any student, there’s an emphasis on the career and technology education programs because this is a workforce development initiative, and it’s funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds, which you’ll referred to as GEER funds. So the idea is that we have programs that meet the needs that many employers tell us they have,” Knowles said.
Some employers said there is a shortage of workers right now, adding that this initiative brings them hope.
“You know, we were really excited when we heard the Governor’s announcement the other day, and we’re especially thrilled that healthcare was one of those high-demand job areas that were called out,” said Karen Schwartz, Vice-President of Operations at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “We had a lot of folks who said I’m tired, I just need to take a break. So, we’re continuing to see a shortage of RN’s. We’re also seeing a shortage of nursing assistants, our personal care technicians, so again, Greenville Tech offers those programs, so it’s wonderful for us, because they can get those degrees,” she said. “I think if we look at the impact that we’ve seen over the last couple of years relative to the healthcare labor workforce, we’ve seen some pretty severe shortages. And in areas that Greenville Tech can offer, degrees and training for,” Schwartz said.
Schwartz said for nursing, the starting salary for a registered nurse is in the high $20 per an hour.
“It’s a wonderful professional opportunity for people, and being able to go in and get the education, tuition free, certainly, is a big boost for our industry,” Schwartz said.
Mike McCormick, Technical Plant Manager for Bosch Rexroth, said in regards to shortages of skilled technicians, it’s an industry wide issue.
“Every company is fighting to succeed and if they can’t succeed here, they’re going to find a place to succeed where there is the talent pool. So, it really is essential to us to solve this problem,” said McCormick, Technical Plant Manager & Vice President at Bosch Rexroth. “The big challenge for our company and really all the companies in any kind of high-tech manufacturing is having a pipeline of talent to bring our factory to life,” he said. “And right now, I can tell you there are a lot of open positions in all manufacturing because the pipeline simply isn’t there,” McCormick said.
An email from Greenville Technical College said, “the scholarships allow people enrolling in high-demand career preparation in fields including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality/tourism, construction, transportation, distribution and logistics, criminal justice, early care and education, human services, and more.”
“All these things are high-demand, high need fields, where our employers are telling us constantly, we need people,” Knowles said.
“Really we need a consistent talent pipeline from the technical colleges, and this new proposal from the state of South Carolina, will ensure that we have that pipeline, as well as the students are not going to go into debt and have to worry, should I pay tuition or should I put food on the table,” McCormick said.
McCormick said students can jump start their career in jobs like CNC machinery, where one can start out making $25 per an hour.
In regards to starting spring semester at Greenville Tech, Knowles said the process is really easy, but there are basic eligibility requirements, like being age 18 and over, and earned a high school diploma.
“They have to be employed part-time or full-time, or take the financial literacy course at a technical college, or do a 100 hours of community service,” Knowles said. “We will automatically apply this scholarship to each student’s account. If a student is already with us and they’re not brand new for the spring, same thing,” she said.
“In a nutshell, yes. We have jobs waiting. We have employers saying okay, have they finished. Have they finished?” Knowles said.
School representatives said they’ve also heard from other employers like Michelin, and Table 301 who are optimistic about the scholarships giving them expanded access to qualified people to fill jobs.
Michelin released this statement to us:
At Michelin North America, we are committed to partnering with the technical schools which are a critical resource for our state. We welcome the investment in advanced manufacturing education which is aligned with our workforce development initiatives in this region.Michelin North America, Inc.
Click here to view more information and Greenville Technical College’s requirements.
GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Many people gathered for the second ‘Chanukah on Ice’ in downtown Greenville on Thursday night. People from all walks of life celebrated the holiday for its fifth day.“So today, we have the element of celebration. We have the Hanukah music here. We have the lighting of the Menorah which is really the real way we celebrate the holiday, and we obviously have food,” said Rabbi Leibel Kesselman, with the Chabad Jewish Center of Greenville. “We have the traditional donuts, and Lat...
GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Many people gathered for the second ‘Chanukah on Ice’ in downtown Greenville on Thursday night. People from all walks of life celebrated the holiday for its fifth day.
“So today, we have the element of celebration. We have the Hanukah music here. We have the lighting of the Menorah which is really the real way we celebrate the holiday, and we obviously have food,” said Rabbi Leibel Kesselman, with the Chabad Jewish Center of Greenville. “We have the traditional donuts, and Latkes, donuts fried in oil. The Latkes also, they are potato pancakes that are also fried in oil,” Kesselman said. “That’s to commemorate the miracle of Hanukah that the oil lasted instead of one day, it lasted for eight days, and that’s what we celebrate here 2,000 years after, a little over 2,000 years after the great miracle.”
Kesselman said people from all walks of life came together to celebrate freedom, while forming a sense of unity. Some residents said that’s why they wanted to be a part.
“It’s a Jewish holiday, and I’m Jewish and I wanted to celebrate traditions with the family and have fun,” said Edo Nakdimon, a parent. “It means a lot when the community is working together and have community events for everyone,” he said.
“Well I just love the community. I’ve been around the Jewish community a lot, helping my mom fundraise it and work on it, so everybody can have a really fun time,” said Aiden Nakdimon, an 11-year-old participant. “As I said the people here are really nice and I just feel like, I feel like the community is one big pack of people,” Aiden said.
“Well it’s the holiday of light. So there’s a lot of hope involved with Hanukah,” said Caroline Warthen, a parent.
“I think everybody really likes the message of freedom, of hope, of unity, especially in these times. People are going through very difficult times and now that we have this togetherness, it’s really very encouraging for a lot of people,” Kesselman said. “Part of the message of Hanukah is, that every day we have to increase light. So, as much light you brought to the world yesterday, you always have to increase the light to do more good deeds and make this world a better place to add some goodness and kindness.”
Every night of the holiday, one candle is lit on a menorah to celebrate the miracle of oil lasting eight days during the second century BC.
An annual educator supply and demand report indicates teacher shortages in the state are at an all-time high since the report was first conducted in 2001.The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) Educator Supply and Demand Report, said approximately 1,060 teaching/service positions were vacant in South Carolina during September and October. This is an increase of mo...
An annual educator supply and demand report indicates teacher shortages in the state are at an all-time high since the report was first conducted in 2001.
The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) Educator Supply and Demand Report, said approximately 1,060 teaching/service positions were vacant in South Carolina during September and October. This is an increase of more than 50% compared to last year and the largest number of vacancies reported by districts since the Supply and Demand Survey was first administered in 2001.
The data does not include substitute teachers, only full-time and part-time board certified teaching/service positions.
According to Greenville County Schools Director of Media Relations Tim Waller, the school district has hired a total of 21 regular teachers since Sept. 1, but also had a total of 33 teachers terminate their employment with the school district since then, which is 13 additional teachers who have resigned since The Greenville News asked the district on Nov. 22. The district also hired 76 certified substitute teachers since Sept. 1, but 32 substitute teachers have resigned since that date.
Greenville County Schools reported last month the district has hired 193 new substitutes since August and is continuing to recruit and hire more because some teachers do not want to work at this time because of COVID, said Waller earlier this school year.
The district has 1,700 substitutes on file and has used 710, he said in September. Typically, the district hires 600 substitutes per year but this year they want 750, Waller added.
Waller said 304 substitute teachers have left since the beginning of the pandemic by either resigning or abruptly stopped substituting by not accepting calls to work.
According to the CERRA report, a total of 83 S.C. public school districts, career and technology centers, and state agencies submitted a survey for the 2021-22 school year. Below are some key findings from the survey:
S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said in a news release on Tuesday that the report should "serve as a wake-up call for decision makers at the state and local levels."
“There is no individual more crucial in ensuring South Carolina students have the academic instruction and support needed to rebound and accelerate their learning than a high-quality teacher in every classroom," she said. "This report is a stark reminder of the tremendous challenge our schools face in recruiting and retaining classroom educators.”
According to the release, the department is investing a portion of the agency’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Funds) to grow proven educator recruitment and preparation programs including South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program, Call Me MISTER, and Teach.org. The department is ?also using federal funding to support school and district leaders to build expertise in best practices for recruiting, retaining, and developing high-quality teachers.
Prior to the start of the 2022 legislative session, the department submitted a budget request that includes a $162 million increase in teacher salary for the 2022-23 fiscal year, according to the release. This amount includes an adjustment to step increases for years 1 to 5 on the state minimum salary schedule and a 2% across the board teacher pay increase.
Districts reported more vacancies in nearly all teaching/service fields, with the exception of small decreases in a few areas such as art and school librarians, according to the report.
Fields with the largest escalation in vacant positions included early childhood/elementary, special education, mathematics, science, English/ language arts, social studies, and literacy/reading, the report showed. Vacancies in early childhood/elementary and social studies more than doubled this year, with unfilled literacy/reading slots almost reaching that level and the increase in vacancies among school psychologists also is "noteworthy" as this number multiplied by three, rising from 13 last year to nearly 40 this year, the report said.
Education and Family Issues Reporter Krys Merryman can be reached at 864.420.7111 or [email protected] Continue the conversation or join a new one on our Education and Family Issues in Greenville Facebook page or on Twitter @krys_merryman.
Are you looking for a place where you can drop off your letter to Santa in Greenville? Writing letters to Santa is such a joy for kids and their parents. The innocence they have at those ages is precious, isn’t it? After they are done writing out their letter, there are places here in the Greenville, SC area where kids can drop their finished masterpiece and send it on to the North Pole.We’ve gathered up the information for all of Santa’s mailbox locations near Greenville.Usually, Santa will respond to these l...
Are you looking for a place where you can drop off your letter to Santa in Greenville? Writing letters to Santa is such a joy for kids and their parents. The innocence they have at those ages is precious, isn’t it? After they are done writing out their letter, there are places here in the Greenville, SC area where kids can drop their finished masterpiece and send it on to the North Pole.
We’ve gathered up the information for all of Santa’s mailbox locations near Greenville.
Usually, Santa will respond to these letters as long as they have a legible return address on them so don’t forget that important part!
3125 State Park Road, GreenvilleThis family puts up the Santa mailbox usually at Thanksgiving.
100 N Main Street, Fountain InnThis mailbox is in front of Lilies on Main in Fountain Inn. The mailbox is up starting November 9th and all letters will receive a reply within three business days (this is a pretty efficient Santa we must say). Be sure to put your child’s name on the letter and you can pick it up at the flower shop.
510 Agewood Drive, SimpsonvilleYou can not only send a letter to Santa here but also take a photo with him and get hot chocolate and a candy cane. This home is open November 25, 28, December 5, 12, 17, 19, and 24.
Dickens of a Christmas in SpartanburgThis one-night event has a Santa’s mailbox for letters. It happens on December 7th, 2021 from 6-9 pm.
902 Whitemarsh Ave, Simpsonville (34.6944731, -82.2951430)This is the big Anthony’s Family Lights annual home display. They have a Santa mailbox and a big holiday light display.
Downtown Seneca, SCLook for it downtown starting November 29, 2021.
All About Kids Resale and ConsignmentTheir address is 503 South East Main Street, Simpsonville. Make sure you have a return address listed.
For places to see Santa, don’t miss our Santa Sightings List full of places to see Santa this year. And, for all the holiday-related events in the Upstate, check out our 2021 Holiday Events and Things to do Near Greenville.