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PODS continues expansion in Canada

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Moving and storage leader announces sale of Halifax, Canada franchise

CLEARWATER, FL, Oct 6 /CNW/ - PODS Enterprises, Inc., today announced the sale of a new franchise in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

"Since opening our Ottawa market in 2006, we have achieved a significant amount of success within a very short period of time," said Peter Hauderowicz, owner of PODS' Ottawa franchise.  "The PODS® brand has been well received in Ottawa and the growth exceeded our expectations. We hope to duplicate our success in Halifax by offering our flexible, industry-leading solution to moving and storage."

PODS customers in Halifax can utilize PODS containers for storage onsite or in a secure PODS Storage Center. Additionally, customers can move locally, cross-country and between Canada and the United States. Operations are tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2011.

"We are excited to bring our services to Halifax," said Christine Pierce, chief marketing officer at PODS. "PODS has experienced rapid growth across Canada, and that is due in large part to the strong local franchise network we have in place."

PODS also plans to open new franchises in Montreal and Quebec City in 2011. Operations are scheduled to begin in the United Kingdom in October 2010. 

About PODS Enterprises Inc.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to more than 240 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and soon the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 250,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1 million deliveries and has more than 140,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8-by-7-by-7 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet. The 12- foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded.

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