Reads Moving Systems Of Carolina, Inc. (1714) under new ownership

September 8, 2006

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — According to Robin Sturm and Robert Cox, owners and Michael L. Shaffer, Atlas chairman and chief executive officer, Reads Moving Systems of Carolina, Inc. located at 1072 Drop Off Dr., Summerville, South Carolina has been purchased by Don Wishman, Carl Merrick, Mark Meade and Mike Mulligan. Their branch office is Reads Moving Systems of Richmond, Inc., Petersburg, Virginia. The agency is part of a network of over 400 agencies representing Atlas nationwide.

"We want Reads' customers to receive the best service possible," explains Wishman. "Atlas gives us the opportunity to achieve this world-class service all across the U.S."

Reads offers complete facilities, including 32,500 s.f. of warehousing. The local 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.