Granite City Moving and Storage
Moving with Granite City Moving and Storage
I was going to use them for a move but heard that they may be closed. I checked their website, and it is down: granitecitymoving.com
Couldn't use the service.
Ended up using Unique Movers in Sauk Rapids: uniquemoversmn.com
I will say the movers were very efficient and timely with moving everything. There were several pieces of furniture that were damaged during the move. The back of my couch had a huge gouge in it, one of the cusions for my couch has a tear in it, my dining room table had a huge chip in the corner, one of my pieces of bathroom furniture has a huge scratch and several corner chips in it, a small kitchen island I have has the enitre handle torn off with no way to repair it, the door frame entering my apartment has gouges in it, the wall outside of my apartment door has a huge gouge going about a 1/4 inch deep. Considering every piece of furniture they moved with the exception of a 5 shelf bookshelf, one section of my couch, and a 3 shelf bookshelf was damaged during the move I would not recommend or hire them again.
I just composed a sparkling review...but now we found that our handtruck is missing. It is exceptionally occupied when they indicate up....but we were content with them. Today...husband returned home to move boxes and he searched all over the place for his OLD red handtruck. Not a single where in sight. A simple error perhaps...to take it. I called them. Trust we get it back soon. I'll change my survey when we do!
I had Jim gone to my home he was extremely proficient let me know what was required dealt with my turn 100% consumer loyalty I would prescribe them to every one of my loved ones Great moving company !!!!
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The 1950's were quite different than the years to come. They were more likely to be considered "Knights of the Road", if you will, for helping stranded travelers. In these times truck drivers were envied and were viewed as an opposition to the book "The Organization Man". Bestseller in 1956, author William H. Whyte's novel describes "the man in the gray flannel suit", who sat in an office every day. He's describing a typical office style job that is very structured with managers watching over everyone. Truck drivers represented the opposite of all these concepts. Popular trucking songs glorified the life of drivers as independent "wanderers". Yet, there were attempts to bring back the factory style efficiency, such as using tachnographs. Although most attempts resulted in little success. Drivers routinely sabotaged and discovered new ways to falsify the machine's records.
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