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


October 27, 2009

Media Contacts:
Kerri Hart, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951 hartk@atlasworldgroup.com
Liz Joss, Hetrick


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas Van Lines has awarded 65 agents with the 2008 – 2009 Milton M. Hill Quality Award. One of the transportation industry's most distinguished performance awards, it was established in honor of the late Milton M. Hill of Alexander's Mobility Services, an agent of Atlas Van Lines, and has been awarded annually since 1996. Hill was known for excellent and innovative customer service that set many standards in the industry.

Agents who earn the award demonstrate a commitment to superior warehouse and hauling operations, as well as to excellence in 12 criteria that measure quality. The award recognizes agents who demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

  1. Superior warehouse rating – Recipients must earn high scores in surprise inspections that measure organization, security, risk management and overall impression.
  2. Hauling excellence – Agents qualify for this award based on customer service provided by their van operators and by meeting hauling revenue requirements.
  3. World-class commitment – Recipients are measured on 12 standards, including customer service, customer satisfaction, estimating accuracy, claims ratio and compliance with Atlas' standards of excellence.

"Atlas agents are known for delivering exceptional service," said Glen Dunkerson, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "But this award acknowledges our very best agents – those companies that follow in Milt Hill's footsteps by consistently exceeding Atlas' stringent quality and service excellence measures."

Out of nearly 400 Atlas agents serving the U.S., the 65 who received the Milton M. Hill Award are:
  • A. Walecka & Son, Inc. – West Wareham, MA
  • A-1 Metro Movers – Omaha – Omaha, NE
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – Orlando, FL
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – Long Beach, CA
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – San Diego, CA
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – Elgin, IL
  • Ace Relocation Systems, Inc. – San Jose, CA
  • Ace World Wide Bloomington/Normal – Bloomington, IL
  • Ace World Wide Moving & Storage – Garden Grove, CA
  • Ace World Wide Moving & Storage Co. – Elgin, IL
  • Ace World-Wide Moving & Storage Co., Inc. – Cudahy, WI
  • Action Moving Services, Inc. – Burnsville, MN
  • Advance Relocation Systems – Baltimore, MD
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Tustin, CA
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Hayward, CA
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Portland, OR
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Baltimore, MD
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Bloomington, MN
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – San Diego, CA
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Nashville, TN
  • Alexander's Mobility Services – Garland, TX
  • Apex & Robert E. Lee Moving & Storage Co., Inc. – Antioch, TN
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems – Houston, TX
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems – Atlanta, GA
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems – Anaheim, CA
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems – Carrollton, TX
  • Atlantic Relocation Systems – Denver, CO
  • Bekins Northwest – Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • Bekins Northwest – Tacoma, WA
  • Brouwer Relocation, Inc. – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Celina Moving and Storage, Inc. – Celina, OH
  • Collins Brothers Moving Corporation – Larchmont, NY
  • Crofutt & Smith Moving & Storage – Landing, NJ
  • Daniel's Moving & Storage, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ
  • Daniel's Moving & Storage, Inc. – Grandview, MO
  • DeVries Moving-Packing-Storage – Spokane Valley, WA
  • DMS Moving Systems of Alabama, Inc. – Bessemer, AL
  • DMS Moving Systems, Inc. – Canton, MI
  • Golden Van Lines, Inc. – Longmont, CO
  • Guardian Relocation Inc. – Indianapolis, IN
  • Herren's Twin City Moving & Storage, Inc. – Lafayette, IN
  • Home Moving & Storage Co., Inc. – Columbus, OH
  • Hopkins & Sons, Inc. – New Castle, DE
  • Imlach & Collins Brothers, LLC – Irving, TX
  • Imlach Group – Trenton, MI
  • Merchants Moving & Storage, Inc. – Boise, ID
  • Mitchell Moving and Storage Company – Seattle, WA
  • Nelson Westerberg – Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Nelson Westerberg – Mableton, GA
  • Nelson Westerberg – Somerville, NJ
  • NMS Moving Systems, Inc. – Simi Valley, CA
  • NMS Moving Systems, Inc. – Oxnard, CA
  • Paxton Van Lines of North Carolina – Charlotte, NC
  • Paxton Van Lines, Inc. – Springfield, VA
  • Paxton Van Lines, Inc. – Sandston, VA
  • Powell Relocation Group – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Reads Moving Systems, Inc. – Hatboro, PA
  • Reads-Perkins Moving Systems, LLC – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Shetler Moving & Storage of Ohio, Inc – West Chester, OH
  • Walker Transfer, Inc. – Kenova, WV
  • Watson Van & Storage Co., Inc. – Houston, TX
  • Weleski Transfer, Inc. – Tarentum, PA
  • Winter Moving and Storage, Inc. – Bentonville, AR
  • Wm. Duggan Co., Inc. – Walpole, MA

Atlas Van Lines presented the award at Atlas' annual convention, held Oct. 21-24 in Orlando, Florida. For more information on Atlas' annual awards, visit www.atlasworldgroup.com/about/awards/.

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $908 million in 2008. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate 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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