LANSING, Mich., Dec. 22, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the nation's largest independently-owned moving company, has landed on Entrepreneur magazine's 2012 Franchise 500® list - a ranking of the top 500 franchise business opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. The company is the only moving service-based business to make the magazine's popular list of top 500 franchises this year. It is the 18th time the company has made the prominent list.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK (www.twomenandatruck.com) ranked No. 154th overall among the magazine's top 500 franchise opportunities. The company added 14 locations in 2011. There are currently 193 stores in the U.S., 15 in Canada and one each in Ireland and England.
"What's most remarkable to me is the consistency in which we've appeared on this prestigious list," said Brig Sorber, CEO and president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. "That's a direct reflection of our franchisees and the men and women who are in our trucks serving customers every day. We are fortunate to have an amazing group of hardworking people who live out our core values every day."
The story of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK's growth from family start-up to leading independent moving company was featured in primetime television on CNBC earlier this year.
The Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs since it began 33 years ago. The list recognizes business opportunities based on areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. Each company is judged by the same criteria and a cumulative score is given. The franchises with the highest scores are included in the Franchise 500® – the "world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking."
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the largest franchised moving company in North America. It includes more than 200 locations and more than 1,300 trucks on the road. Each location is independently owned and operated and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations provide home and business moves as well as packing and unpacking services. For more information call your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office or visit www.twomenandatruck.com.
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