Long Time Arizona Mover Joins Atlas Van Lines' Agency Network

Ralph's Moving and Storage brings a near century of expertise to Atlas customers


February 10, 2014

Media Contacts:
Jonathan Spur, Ralph's Moving and Storage
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Aaron Chenoweth, Atlas Van Lines
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TUCSON, Ariz. (February 10, 2014) — Locally owned and family operated since 1926, the services of Ralph's Moving and Storage incorporate more than 88 years of moving, storage and logistics expertise. Today, the Tucson-based mover adds to its company's rich history by joining leading mover Atlas Van Lines and its expansive agency network. Serving Southern Arizona, Southern New Mexico and the city of El Paso, Texas, Ralph's Moving and Storage will continue serving this region with its focus on residential, commercial, intrastate (within the state) and interstate (across state lines) moves, as well as full-service storage.

"As we enter this new era, we do so with strategic goals in place for significant growth in years to come," said Robert F. Wicks, president of Ralph's Moving and Storage. "Our work with Atlas Van Lines signifies a meaningful milestone and allows us to better achieve these goals while upholding our shared synergies of safety, quality and service."

In the last year, Ralph's Moving and Storage has further improved its reach and business having experienced a 30 percent increase in storage transactions, 15 percent increase in intrastate moves, and 10 percent increase in local and interstate moves. Given the company's recent growth, it has added 18 employees to its roster covering drivers, sales and customer service needs. Additionally, Ralph's Moving and Storage has signed new contracts with various universities, governmental departments and large technology providers. To further increase business across all areas, the company has forged joint partnerships with numerous real estate agents operating throughout Southern Arizona.

"It is an honor to gain such a reputable agent that has provided renowned service and will be a great complement to the existing representation in the Tucson market," said Steve Hermann, vice president of agency development at Atlas Van Lines. "Atlas and Ralph's Moving and Storage undoubtedly share the same ideals and are passionate in providing the best moving experience possible whether it be household or commercial. As we move forward together, we welcome our new agent to the Atlas family and commit to helping it expand its footprint in the industry."

Consisting of nearly 500 interstate agents across the United States and Canada, the Atlas Van Lines agency network facilitates thousands of household moves worldwide each year.

For more information on Ralph's Moving and Storage, visit www.ralphstransfer.com. For more information on Atlas Van Lines, its agency network or its moving services, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.

About Atlas Van Lines
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. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving 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, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.

About Ralph's Moving and Storage
Locally owned and family operated in Tucson, Ariz. since 1926, Ralph's Moving and Storage is a moving, storage and logistics company that ensures the highest levels of quality and safety. Regardless of the size or distance of a move, the company executes moves with unrivaled service and a near century of expertise in mind. For more information, visit www.ralphstransfer.com.

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