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PODS on the move; local business relocates operations and hires new manager in Wilkes-Barre
In an effort to better serve the residents and businesses of northeastern PA, PODS Moving and Storage recently relocated its warehouse storage center to Wilkes-Barre and hired Kevin Barr as its new territory manager.
As of March 1st, the local business, which originally began serving Lackawanna and Luzerne counties in 2006, relocated from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre and now operates out of a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse storage center located at One Passan Dr.
Overseeing operations at the new location is Kevin Barr, territory manger. Barr joined the company in Dec., 2011 and is responsible for customer service, employee oversight, delivery scheduling and day-to-day operations.
“The best thing about using PODS is the convenience of our product,” said Barr. “Our customers love the flexibility of being able to load their PODS® container on their own time table and having the option of storing it for a little or as long as they like.”
Barr, 32, brings a strong customer service background to PODS having previously worked as a web-development company call center director and sales director for a wireless radio company. In 2012, Barr plans to foster connections with the Wilkes-Barre business and nonprofit community and offer his company’s support to local organizations.
Barr is a graduate of King’s College and lives with his wife and three children in Dallas, PA.
About Storage Mobility
Storage Mobility, dba PODS®, has 21 franchise locations and is the world’s largest independent provider of PODS Moving and Storage services for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. Areas served include California, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Pennsylvania and New York.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 350,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 million deliveries and has over 143,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.
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