Celina Moving & Storage, an Atlas Van Lines agent, opens Texas branch

September 14, 2010

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

CELINA, Oh. — Celina Moving & Storage, an Atlas Van Lines agent, is opening a new branch in Bellville, Texas. This is the first branch the 50-year-old company has opened outside its hometown in Ohio. As an Atlas agent, Celina Moving & Storage is one of more than 500 Atlas agents across North America.

"We spotted an opportunity to grow our business, and we grabbed it," said Rob Kraner, owner of Celina Moving & Storage. "Being a part of the Atlas Van Lines network will give us instant name recognition in southeastern Texas, and this new branch will allow Celina Moving & Storage to serve more customers throughout the U.S."

Celina Moving & Storage provides local, long distance and international transportation services as well as packing and storage. The firm's warehouse offers 77,800 square feet of storage space.

"Atlas congratulates Celina Moving & Storage on its expansion, especially in this challenging economy," said Steve Hermann, vice president of agency development at Atlas Van Lines. "Celina's growth is a testament to its management's good business practices, but this expansion will also help to strengthen Atlas Van Lines' reach into new markets."

Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. 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 relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, new fixtures and furniture. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com and www.atlasvanlines.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.