1-800-PACK-RAT Expands National Footprint, Experiences Record Month of Growth

Portable storage and moving company opens four new territories in March

WASHINGTON, March 28 // PRNewswire // -- 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC, a service leader in portable storage and moving solutions for residential and business customers experienced extraordinary growth in March 2008. Recently ranked the 11th fastest-growing franchise company by Franchise Times, 1-800-PACK-RAT opened its 48th, 49th, 50th, and 51st franchises, which service territories in and around the Greater Chicago Area, Providence, R.I., Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., and San Fernando Valley, Calif.

Between 2002 and 2006, 1-800-PACK-RAT averaged 750% unit growth annually. The March 2008 openings of four new franchises mark record growth in one month for 1-800-PACK-RAT.

Continuing the expansion of 1-800-PACK-RAT has been a company goal since its inception in 2002, according to Bob Poirier, President and CEO of 1-800- PACK-RAT.

"We are committed to expanding our national footprint while maintaining the highest standards in customer service. Our newest locations help in 1-800- PACK-RAT's efforts to offer additional products and services - including long- distance moving," Poirier said.

"1-800-PACK-RAT is the simplest way to store or move your belongings." Poirier said, "We designed our patented transportation system to lift a fully- loaded container without swaying or shifting and gently place it anywhere you can drive a truck. Our all-steel, weather-proof containers do not retain moisture or odors and all 1-800-PACK-RAT nationwide facilities are secured and climate-controlled."

For your storage and moving needs, call 1-800-PACK-RAT (800-722-5728) or visit our Web site at http://www.1800packrat.com.

About 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC:

1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC, is the fastest-growing portable storage and moving company with more than 50 company and franchise-owned territories nationwide. Originally founded as a regional portable mini-storage business, 1-800-PACK- RAT has become a leader in the emerging portable storage and moving industry. 1-800-PACK-RAT - the simplest way to store and move your stuff - serves the needs of both residential and business customers. For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT and for franchise opportunities please visit http://www.1800packrat.com.

SOURCE 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC


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