The moving company started in State College last summer as “more of a test market,” but is now permanent, said co-owner Matt Patterson.
“It’s an ideal city for us and we decided to move forward this year full steam, so we consider this year as our announcement to the city,” Patterson said.“We just went through a massive expansion and are now operational in State College and currently have a staff of about 80 Penn State students.”
Bellhops went through an expansion from 47 cities in 2013 to 122 cities in 42 states in 2014, Patterson said.
“We won’t stop there,” Patterson said. “We intend on being in 250 U.S. cities by 2015 and testing the international waters, setting up operations in certain cities in Canada.”
The company plans to serve more than 400 students and residents in State College in 2014, Patterson said.
For more information, visit www.getbellhops.com or call 888-836-3939.
Firm makes acquisition
A report from Nittany Engineering said that with the acquisition comes a new manager to oversee its land development and surveying division — Wayne Engle, president of Knapka.
Nittany Engineering will continue to provide engineering and surveying services to Knapka clients, as well as strengthening services for existing and new clients.
“The combined strengths of the two firms will provide more efficient services and resources for all customers,” said spokeswoman Jill Decker in a statement.
Storage facility opens
An email from Mark Sapia, of MustStash, said the company will pick up, store, and then drop off clients’ belongings when they return to the area.
After ordering, clients simply pack a “trunk,” “closet” or “basement” unit, and then lock it. MustStash will then pick up the unit, and store it in a “clean and secure environment,” and deliver it anywhere within the Centre County region, Sapia said.
MustStash Warehouse’s parent company is Windstream Solutions, 2780 Benner Pike, Bellefonte.
For more information, call 317-1170.