Atlas Van Lines awards agents with Milton M. Hill Quality Award

November 7, 2006

Media Contacts:
Sara DeWitt, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
A.J. Schneider, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas Van Lines has awarded 43 agents with the Milton M. Hill Quality Award. One of the industry's most distinguished performance awards, it was established in honor of the late Milton M. Hill of Alexander's Mobility Services, previously known as Alexander's Moving & Storage, an agent of Atlas Van Lines.

The agents who earned the award demonstrated a commitment to superior warehouse and hauling operations, as well as to excellence in 12 quality criteria. The award acknowledges agents who demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

1. Superior warehouse rating — Recipients must earn high scores in random inspections that measure impression, organization, security and risk management.

2. Hauling excellence — Agents qualify for this award based on customer service with their van operator and meeting hauling revenue requirements.

3. World-class commitment — A measure of excellence in performance rankings covering 12 established quality criteria, including customer service, customer satisfaction, estimating accuracy, claims ratio and compliance with Atlas standards of excellence.

"Milt Hill set the quality bar at a level that has raised industry standards across the board for many years," said Jim Stamm, vice chairman, president and COO of Atlas World Group. "It's a great honor to be put in the same category. The Milt Hill Award acknowledges that each of these agents embodies integrity, quality and service excellence. Although all Atlas agents uphold these standards, these award winners continue to exceed them, and help Atlas and the entire relocation industry raise the bar on customer service."

Agents that received the Milton M.Hill award are:

  • A. Walecka & Son, Inc., West Wareham, Mass.
  • A-1 Metro Movers-Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., Orlando, Fla.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., Jessup, Md.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash.
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc., San Jose, Calif.
  • Action Moving Services, Inc., Burnsville, Minn.
  • Advance Relocation Systems, Baltimore, Md.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Tustin, Calif.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Hayward, Calif.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Portland, Ore.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Baltimore, Md.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Bloomington, Minn.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, San Diego, Calif.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Alexander's Mobility Services, Garland, Texas
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems, Houston, Texas
  • Bean Moving and Storage, Inc., Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Bekins Northwest, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Celina Moving and Storage, Inc., Celina, Ohio
  • Collins Brothers Moving Corporation, Larchmont, N.Y.
  • Crofutt & Smith Moving & Storage, Landing, N.J.
  • DMS Moving Systems, Inc., Canton, Mich.
  • Golden Van Lines, Inc., Longmont, Colo.
  • Home Moving & Storage Co., Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC, Irving, Texas
  • Imlach Movers of Ft. Wayne, LLC, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • Imlach Movers of San Antonio, LLC, San Antonio, Texas
  • Imlach Movers, Inc., Trenton, Mich.
  • Mabey's Moving & Storage, Inc., Rensselaer, N.Y.
  • McCormack-Payton Storage & Moving Company, Inc., Grandview, Mo.
  • Nelson Westerberg of Illinois, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • NMS Moving Systems, Inc., Oxnard, Calif.
  • Paxton Van Lines, Inc., Springfield, Va.
  • Paxton Van Lines, Inc., Sandston, Va.
  • Powell Relocation Group, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Reads Moving Systems of Florida, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Walker Transfer, Inc., Kenova, W.Va.
  • Weleski Transfer, Inc., Tarentum, Penn.
  • Winter Moving and Storage, Inc., Bentonville, Ark.
  • Wm. Duggan Co., Inc., Walpole, Mass.

The awards were presented at the 59th annual Atlas Convention, held Nov. 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. For a list of all award recipients, visit

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 500 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.