RECYCLE AND HELP LOCAL CHILDREN, EVERYBODY WINS

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We often recycle material by shipping it to a recycling plant.  It is certainly a great way to help save the environment.  However, Bekins recently found a way to reuse some material and help local school children at the same time.

BIG BOX FIRE TRUCKS

Brian, our Coopersville Warehouse Coordinator, recently delivered some big boxes to the Coopersville Area Public Schools.   The boxes once protected some of our biggest appliances, now they are nurturing the imagination of local preschool children.  Members of the school used their art skills to transform the boxes into large fire trucks that now reside in Alex Marin’s West Elementary Preschool classroom.

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“It is really cool, the kids love it,” Marin said.  “It gets used every single day and the children are thrilled about it.”

Marin also said that the Preschool staff is “extremely grateful” that Bekins not only donated the boxes, but also delivered them to the school.

We are happy to see a carboard box, that would have normally been crushed in a baler and sent off to a recycling plant, be reused in such a helpful way right here in our West Michigan community.

WE RecyclE each day as michigan’s greenest appliance dealer

We work hard every day to reduce our carbon footprint at Bekins. Our Coopersville Operations Center was built to house the storage space, cardboard balers and other machinery necessary for us to recycle over 90 percent of all waste that goes through our facility! That includes cardboard, cores, plastic ties, film, styrofoam and even old appliances.

It requires an extensive amount of space and money, but it is completely worth it when we are able to make such a large impact on the environment.  Our efforts have helped save 2,330 gallons of oil; 159,880 gallons of water; 162,185 Kilowatt Hours of energy; 1,370 pounds of air pollution effluents; 85 cubic yards of landfill space and 388 trees.

Look below to see a complete breakdown of how much our Coopersville Operations Center recycles in one year and how it helps our planet.

BRANDS WE OFFER EARN STRONG WORLDWIDE REPUTATION

Bekins and Classic Stereo for reputation blog

We strive to carry the best quality brands in our stores and two of those brands recently earned a high honor for their reputation.

The Reputation Institute recently named Bosch and Sony among the “10 Companies with the Best Reputation in the World.”

WHERE THEY RANK

Bosch at Bekins

BOSCH

Ranking sixth in the world, Bosch carries a full range of cooking, kitchen and laundry appliances.  Customers love their modern features, functionality and longevity.

To learn more about Bosch and the products we carry, click here.

SONY

One spot behind Bosch in the rankings, Sony, offers a wide range of audio and video products.  The seventh most reputable brand in the world offers products that typically last longer, offer superior performance and cutting edge features.

To learn more about Sony and the products we carry, click here.

Sony at Bekins

FAMILIAR REPUTATION PRINCIPLES

The study judged the brands using many of the same principles that we strive to achieve here at Bekins.  Here are a few examples:

  • High quality products and services
  • Products and services that are a good value for the money
  • Meets customer needs
  • Stands behind its products and services
  • Has a positive influence on society
  • Behaves ethically

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US?

The research validates what our experiences have taught us.  For more than 40 years we have worked diligently to offer only the best brands for our customers.

Stop by either of our showrooms to see first-hand why Bosch and Sony were chosen as one of the 10 companies with the best reputation in the world!

 

**Ranking is based on “2017 Global RepTrak – Most Reputable Companies In The World” study.  Click here for more information about their research.**