LANSING, Mich., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For a company that could locate or expand anywhere, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, which frequently tops national lists of notable companies, has chosen to expand their international headquarters here, where it all began, in Lansing, Michigan. Today, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. announced plans for expansion, creating 125 jobs locally, which will lead to the creation of 7,000 jobs nationally.
In attendance today was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who relayed the State of Michigan and Michigan Economic Development Corporation's level of support for the project and expressed his excitement to help support a Michigan-based company in their growth. LEAP packaged the deal of the state incentive of $355,000 from the MEDC matched by $5,000 from Delhi Township.
Located on Belle Chase Way in Delhi Township, Lansing, MI, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is expanding their international headquarters by investing $3.9 million in their new building over the next 18 months with plans to hire 125 additional staff over the next five years. Additionally, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® plans to hire 7,000 new staff nationally, over the next five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Brig Sorber declared his decision to keep the company's headquarters in Lansing an easy one. It is the place he and his family have called home his entire life.
"Our roots are here and they are deep. I'm so proud to announce we will expand upon what we've already built." Sorber adds, "With every passing day, the business climate in Michigan grows stronger and stronger, and I'm happy our company is part of that progress through the addition of more jobs to the Lansing area. We thank Governor Snyder, the MEDC, LEAP and Delhi Township for their critical support and partnership during our decision making process."
The expansion announcement today builds upon the momentum the company has recently enjoyed, growing more than 50% over the past three years in addition to the international growth the company has had since it started in 1981 with two men and a truck. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® and its related franchisees currently employ approximately 4,000 people and operate in 34 states and four countries.
"LEAP is very pleased to package this deal on behalf of the region that enables the international headquarters of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to substantially expand its operations right here," said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP. "Adding 125 headquarter jobs and 7,000 jobs nationally, all emanating from a home-grown firm like this, again shows that the Lansing region is leading the state in economic development activity."
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. For more information about LEAP, please visit www.purelansing.com.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company in North America. It includes more than 230 locations and over 1,400 trucks on the road. Each location is independently owned and operated and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations complete both home and business moves as well as packing and unpacking services. For more tips on packing call your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office or visit www.twomenandatruck.com.
Dawn Kroeger, Two Men and a Truck
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