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Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 08:30:21-04

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Michael Arrieta, General manager of Lansing's Two Men and a Truck joined us to talk about how they have had to change business practices to safeguard all in this time of change.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® started in the early 1980s as a way for two brothers to make extra money while they were in high school. Now, 30 years later, the company has grown to more than 350 locations worldwide.

Brothers Brig Sorber and Jon Sorber started moving people in the Lansing area using an old pickup truck. They had their mom, Mary Ellen Sheets, develop a logo to put in a weekly community newspaper. That stick-men logo still rests on every truck, sign and advertisement.

After the brothers left for college, Sheets continued to field calls for moving services while she also worked a full-time data processing job with the State of Michigan. In 1985, she decided to make things official by purchasing a 14-foot truck for $350 and hiring a pair of movers. That $350 is the only capital Sheets has ever invested in the company.

We learn more about how Two Men & A Truck has had to pivot and change to safeguard their employees and customers and we share that with all of you today.

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