Birmingham’s McCorquodale Transfer has completed the move of hundreds of items for the Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum. The moving company donated its time and services at no cost. The museum’s collections, formerly in Mountain Brook’s Office Park, are now housed at First Avenue and 18th Street North. – The Birmingham News, Thursday, March 26, 2009, [SECTION D, MONEY, p. 2D]

Read the thank you letter from the Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum:

April 8, 2009

Dear Bart,

This letter is to thank you, and thank you profusely, for the wonderful and professional job your men did in moving the museum’s contents from three offices in Office Park to the Young & Vann building in late March.

(I noticed the mention in the Birmingham News, and am glad your company got the recognition it certainly earned for that job.)

I’m sure all the moves are difficult ones, but this presented many challenges to us, including our concern for the number of old and fragile artifacts, documents, and so forth and the fact that heavy cases had to be moved from various other locations. Perhaps the biggest concern was the potential cost to our small nonprofit. Your donation of the move – at no cost to us – signified one of the greatest and most useful contributions we’ve received from any company in our five-year history. I and the board members would gladly provide a testimonial for McCorquodale Transfer if one is ever needed.

Let me add that your movers were polite and considerate throughout, as was the coordinator, Seneca Reid, who smoothly organized the entire effort through our volunteer Gary Gerlach.

In closing, let me say again that the staff and board of the Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum would consider it a privilege to recommend your company and your staff to potential customers.

Yours truly,

Bayard Tynes, President
Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum