California moving company sees great growth

June 22, 2011

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BENICIA, Cal. — Metropolitan Van and Storage – an Atlas interstate agent – has expanded its moving company to two new locations in Northern California. Based in Benicia, Cal., Metropolitan now serves the West Sacramento and Mountain View, Cal. markets and joins over 500 Atlas agents across the United States and Canada.

"Metropolitan's growing business is evidence of the dedication they give to each customer. We are proud to have them as part of the Atlas family," said Steve Hermann, vice president of agency development at Atlas Van Lines.

In operation for over 50 years, Metropolitan Van and Storage provides full-service local and international moving, as well as packing, shipping, logistics and storage. Metropolitan will open a new branch in West Sacramento, Cal., and has acquired Thomas Transfer and Storage of Mountain View, Cal., which will now operate under the Metropolitan name.

"We are excited for these new opportunities," said Dennis Paulley, president of Metropolitan Van and Storage. "As we move in to new markets, we will continue to provide the superior moving service that our customers have come to expect."

Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, 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 moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. Visit for more information on the company and Atlas agents.