Local Atlas Van Lines interstate agent under new ownership


August 12, 2008

Media Contacts:
Barbara Cox, Atlas World Group, 800.638.9797, ext. 2275 coxb@atlasworldgroup.com
Kristen Fuhs Wells, Hetrick


BASALT, Colo. — Aspen Moving and Storage, an Atlas Van Lines interstate agent located in Basalt, Colo., has announced a change in ownership. The agency was acquired by Brian Watson from former owner Grant Cohen on July 30. Steve Walters, a 24-year veteran in business development, will oversee daily operations at the agency.

"Customers in the Basalt area have come to expect nothing but the best from Aspen on their interstate moves," said Greg Hoover, president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines. "I'm confident that Aspen's new leadership will maintain that level of high-quality service we've all become accustomed to and will bring even more relocation expertise to the company."

Aspen Moving and Storage is a full-service relocation company with an 8,700-square-foot warehouse. The agency provides packing, crating, protected storage, and local, long-distance and international transportation services.

"It's an honor to be part of this great company," said Steve Walters, president of Aspen Moving and Storage. "I'm excited to build on Aspen's reputation for high quality. I also plan on growing our customer base in local and long-distance moves."

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted record revenues of $943 million in 2007. 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 www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.

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