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Ventura, CA, United States, 2008/09/19 - As PODS, Inc. in Clearwater Florida celebrates a historic company milestone with the delivery of its millionth PODS container, PODS franchises in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, owned by Steve Yapp, also celebrates.
As PODS, Inc. in Clearwater Florida celebrates a historic company milestone with the delivery of its millionth PODS container, local PODS franchises in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, owned by Steve Yapp, also is celebrating.
“As a PODS franchise owner it is a thrill to be a part of the millionth PODS container delivery,” said Yapp. “We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support and patronage since their business added to this momentous occasion.”
Upon opening his three PODS franchises in May 2005, Yapp immediately began contributing to the local community with the donation of PODS containers in several counties. In 2007 donations amounted to more than $78,000.
Beneficiaries of Yapp’s generosity throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Malibu, San Diego and Los Angeles counties include Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, Catholic Charities, and wildfire and flood relief efforts in Moorpark, San Diego and Malibu.
About PODS, Inc.
Founded in 1998, the PODS network currently provides service to a population of more than 236 million consumers. To date, PODS has completed more than 175,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has nearly 137,000 PODS brand containers in service. PODS moving and storage services are available in 48 U.S. states and throughout Canada and Australia.
“PODS provides unique benefits for people who need to move or store their belongings for their home or business,” said Tom Ryan, president and chief executive officer. “Our popular white containers offer increased flexibility, convenience and control over expensive moving companies or rental trucks, that is why we have over 92% customer satisfaction. It is exciting to see this new combination of moving and storage grow.”
The concept is simple: PODS delivers an empty storage container and the customer loads it at their leisure. When packing is complete, PODS picks up the container and can store it in one of its secure Storage Centers as long as needed, or can move it across town or across the country.
PODS containers are constructed of a steel frame with specially-designed aluminum skin panels, can withstand 110-mph winds when partially filled, and have a load capacity of more than 3 tons. PODS containers are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet.