William B. Meyer expands

William B. Meyer expands

Stratford, Conn.-based, William B. Meyer Inc., an agent for United Van lines, has acquired assets from Bay State Moving Systems, another United Van lines agent. William B. Meyer will now operate from locations in Hartford, Conn., and in Springfield, Mass., in addition to its headquarters in Stratford and its existing facility in Bedford Hills.

This acquisition will increase the company’s hauling capacity for United Van lines by 50 percent, the company said. All of the company’s business lines, including corporate relocation and household and commercial moving services, will be supported by sales, customer service and operations personnel in the new markets.

The purchase supports the sales activities that had existed for the company in these areas. A family-owned and operated company, William B. Meyer expects this acquisition to continue to diversify its customer base, add new markets and provide growth opportunities.

Transportation services will range from northern New Jersey to southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Areas also covered include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, the metropolitan New York area and New York state as far west as Albany.

“We are very excited about this new acquisition and are confident in its success,” said Tom Gillon, president of William B. Meyer “As one of the largest transportation, logistics and storage providers in the Northeast, this will lead to additional ways for William B. Meyer Inc. to expand- our service offerings in more markets.”

“As we celebrate our growth over the past 90 years, we are pleased that we can offer the convenience of our new Springfield and Hartford locations to our clients,” said Chuck Mattes, executive vice president of the company.

With this new acquisition, William B. Meyer has increased its warehouse capacity to more than 900,000 square feet. The company specializes in household goods storage and records management storage with off-site data protection services, in addition to corporate, household and commercial relocation. Its expertise also includes home delivery, office interiors, library relocation, order fulfillment, courier services and rigging.

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