Gentle Giant Moving Company Acquires Seattle-based TempStore Moving Company

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Gentle Giant Expands Local and Interstate Operations with First West Coast Facility

This acquisition also supports our dual purpose of raising people's expectations of a moving company and developing leadership opportunities for our employees.

Gentle Giant Moving Company (http://www.gentlegiant.com) today announced the acquisition of TempStore Moving Company. Gentle Giant, a premier residential moving and storage company, continues to operate under the Gentle Giant name with its headquarters in Somerville, MA, and with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Seattle. This acquisition is part of Gentle Giant's geographic expansion strategy.

TempStore Moving Company has provided local moving and storage for residents and businesses in the Seattle area for more than 7 years. As of May 7, 2008, Gentle Giant acquired all assets of the TempStore business and plans to operate as Gentle Giant Moving Company. The company received official authority to operate as Gentle Giant Moving Company (West), LLC in the state of Washington on June 23rd.

Among TempStore Moving Company's employees were two full time crew members who are also former Gentle Giant employees. They have once again become part of the Gentle Giant employee population, and one has been appointed as the company's new Seattle Branch Manager.

"Acquiring TempStore and establishing our first West Coast branch in Seattle accelerates the nationwide expansion of the professional, award-winning local and interstate moving services that Gentle Giant provides," said Larry O'Toole, President and CEO of Gentle Giant. "This acquisition also supports our dual purpose of raising people's expectations of a moving company and developing leadership opportunities for our employees."

Gentle Giant Moving Company plans to introduce operational enhancements to its Seattle branch office that will enable increased recruiting and training of employees as well as growth in its capacity for interstate moving services that will be provided exclusively by the company's own interstate division. The goal of Gentle Giant Moving Company has always been to provide full-service moving by the greatest team of movers ever assembled, with "no questions asked" customer service, with the mission of making every customer a customer for life.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Named one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003 and 2005, eight-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, six-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its sixteen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit the company online at http://www.gentlegiant.com.

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