Atlas Van Lines receives award for health and benefits program

Retirement, wellness and professional development plans recognized

November 23, 2005

Media Contacts:
Kristen Burnett, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797
A.J. Schneider, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas Van Lines was recognized as a company that embraces family-friendly practices at the 2005 Family-Friendly & Diversity Practices Award luncheon on Oct. 14. Atlas received the Family-Friendly Health and Benefit Programs Award.

By honoring companies within the Tri-State area of southwestern Indiana, northwestern Kentucky and southeastern Illinois, the program hopes to strengthen the community and increase the number of family-friendly companies serving its residents.

Independent judges examined Atlas' health and benefits programs, such as its 401(k) and retirement programs, education assistance programs, personal and professional development programs and opportunities for recreation and team events. Atlas, with 432 employees, received the award in the medium-sized company category.

"We strive to create a healthy work environment for all of our employees and that includes a family-friendly health and benefits program," said Mike Shaffer, Atlas chairman and CEO. "We believe that's a good thing for our employees, and we believe it strengthens the Evansville community as a whole. We're honored to receive this award."

Now in its sixth year, the award program is presented by the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Workforce Investment Board and the Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $860 million in 2004. Atlas World Group companies employ more than 700 people throughout North America. More than 600 Atlas agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit for more information on the company and Atlas agents.