Prairie Van & Storage (1883) under new ownership

February 13, 2006

IOWA, Clive — According to Dale Stonehocker, Owner and Michael L. Shaffer, Atlas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stonehocker Moving & Storage located at 10400 Hickman Rd., Bay12, Clive, Iowa has been purchased by Doug Stonehocker, David Hausch, and Douglas Miehe. The company now operates as Prairie Van & Storage. The agency is now part of a network of over 400 agencies representing Atlas nationwide.

Prairie offers complete facilities, including a 20,000 s.f. warehouse. The moving and storage company provides packing, protected storage and local, long distance and international transportation services.

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.