Reads Moving Systems of Richmond, Inc. (1701) under new ownership

July 25, 2006

PETERSBURG, Va. — According to Robin Sturm and Robert Cox, owners and Michael L. Shaffer, Atlas chairman and chief executive officer, Reads Moving Systems of Richmond, Inc. located at 333-C Industrial Drive, Petersburg, Virginia has been purchased by Don Wishman, Carl Merrick, Mark Meade and Mike Mulligan. The agency is part of a network of over 400 agencies representing Atlas nationwide.

Reads offers complete facilities, including 32,000 square feet of warehousing. 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 $949 million in 2005. 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.