At a time when growing and expanding your business can be challenging, one moving franchise continues to create jobs in its home state of Michigan and across America. The family owned franchise business, Two Men And A Truck, announced it will expand into 300 new U.S. markets with franchised operations and will grow its presence to 500 sites, while also bringing 125 new jobs to its Lansing, Mich. headquarters.
In a press conference held on Feb.27, which included Two Men And A Truck executives and Gov. Rick Snyder, the governor stressed the importance of growing local businesses.
“Quite often, people spend their time saying we’re hunting for out-of-state companies, we’re trying to bring them in here, and we’re doing a fair amount of that,” Snyder said. “The fundamental comeback in Michigan is by having successful companies right here in Michigan grow and flourish, and there’s no better example than the company right here.”
Two Men And A Truck experienced 36 consecutive months of growth, are projecting a 23 percent growth for this year and on target to achieve $325 million in sales.
“We believe in the brand, we believe in staying in Michigan and we believe in the growth we’re seeing, but we’re going to need great people here,” explained Two Men And A Truck President Randy Shacka.
Two Men And A Truck, which has placed greater emphasis on customer service and marketing efforts, has logged 390,000 moving trips in 2012 and currently has 234 locations in the U.S., 19 in Canada and one in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Even though the housing market has not returned to prerecession levels and the economy isn’t booming, our numbers continue to demonstrate growth,” stated Shacka.