1-800-PACK-RAT Acquires Storage Squad, a Leader in the Student Storage Industry

Acquisition Paves the Way for 1-800-PACK-RAT to Expand into Student Storage and Provide Exceptional Service to Students, Parents, and Colleges Across the Country

1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, a leader in the portable storage and moving industry and sister company to Zippy Shell Incorporated, announced that it has acquired Storage Squad. Storage Squad’s primary mission is to provide quality moving and storage solutions for university-based students. The company was created in 2011 by two students in Ithaca, NY, at Cornell University to better assist students who have very specific moving and storage needs that some companies could not meet. Since its inception, the company has grown to service 35 schools in 10 states and 12 cities.

The acquisition gives 1-800-PACK-RAT the opportunity to expand its overall moving and storage portfolio to provide more targeted and professional service to students, parents, and colleges across the US. Storage Squad’s unique “Mega Box” solution gives students the chance to store all their belongings quickly and easily during the move-out process. The localized storage facilities in university towns and cities give students complete control and assurance that their stuff will be taken care of and redelivered on time. The lowest price point in collegiate storage and “storage-by-the-box” philosophy makes it a terrific choice for students who cannot afford high-priced self-storage facilities and moving solutions.

“We are very excited to be working with Storage Squad to expand our storage and moving solutions across the college industry,” said Mark Kuhns, CEO of 1-800-PACK-RAT and Zippy Shell. “Our goal is to make moving and storage simple, and Storage Squad’s strong customer service and excellent reputation will help us provide these services to college students.”

“I am looking forward to working with the Storage Squad team to focus on top quality customer service and low-cost solutions for colleges, students, and parents,” said Andy McDade, President of Storage Squad.  “The company has developed an impressive reputation and ordering system. With over 70 available storage locations across the continental United States, Storage Squad is poised for even greater success in helping partner campuses and their students starting this spring.”

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About 1-800-PACK-RAT

1-800-PACK-RAT is a leader in the portable storage and moving industry. They provide customers and businesses with solutions for on-site storage, warehouse storage, local moving, long-distance moving, or any combination. 1-800-PACK-RAT has numerous facilities across the USA. For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT, visit their website at 1800packrat.com.