1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, a leader in the portable storage and moving industry has announced it was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year - Transportation category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards® today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. 1-800-PACK-RAT was nominated in the Company of the Year category for Transportation

Since starting out 2001, 1-800-PACK-RAT has grown to be one of the largest suppliers of portable storage containers for those looking to make a local or long-distance move or store their belongings. In addition to a robust commercial sales side, 1-800-PACK-RAT also has three strong divisions within the company, including Forward Freight, which provides logistics and transportation support, and Forward Relocation, which provides full-service moving solutions for both corporate and military moves, and Ace Moving & Storage, which is a moving and storage provider in the Washington, DC metro area. In 2018, 1-800-PACK-RAT merged with Zippy Shell to provide customers with even more options and flexibility when it comes to their moving or storage needs.

“Being named a Gold Stevie winner gives us tremendous pride in the kinds of services we provide to our customers,” said James Burati III, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at 1-800-PACK-RAT. “1-800-PACK-RAT strives to make any customer’s moving and storage experience as simple as possible, and being recognized for that kind of customer care is extremely gratifying for everyone at our company. We thank the judges and the Stevie Awards for this honor.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding.  They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.