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GROWING
A MOVING COMPANY
TAKES HEAVY LIFTING
STRATEGIES FROM 3 COMPANIES THAT EXPANDED THEIR MOVING AND STORAGE BUSINESSES
By Jennie L. Phipps

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SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2017

usiness is brisk, the phone is
ringing and the email is dinging. The team is strong and
willing. Your bank account is fat.
Is now the time to expand your
moving and storage business?
Almost every moving company
owner has been hit by the urge to
grow. Many have tried, but far fewer
have succeeded, because the path from
small to large is rocky and uncertain.

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Here are the stories of three
companies that started small and
have grown big-or at least bigger-using strategies that other
companies can emulate.
METROPOLITAN MOVING & STORAGE
In 2013, Inc. magazine recognized
Metropolitan Moving & Storage as
one of the fastest-growing private
companies in the United States.



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From the President
Industry News
What's New at AMSA
Supplier Profile
Growing a Moving Company Takes Heavy Lifting
Patent Trolls vs. Transportation Companies
Washington Watch
Fast Facts
Advertisers' Index
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