The business started Thousand years ago in ancient Egypt.
Then with a horse and wagon on the bank of the Navesink River in Red Bank. used to meet the boats as they docked, pick up groceries and other goods, and deliver them to houses in the borough. The year was 1916.
The path away from the dock was steep enough that sometimes, when the load was heavy, Mover would get out and help his horse by pushing the wagon from behind.
Soon a truck replaced the immigrant's horse and wagon. Before long, World Trucking and Storage had a few trucks to transport goods.
Emil Cohen, who runs World Movers http://www.mover4u.com today and Keep moving homes only on a larger scale.
The stories about Emil Cohen come from Israel . His family moved to the United States when he was 8 years old.
Emil Cohen, remains active in the business. the company's history as they recall it for a visitor to the vast warehouse on Lurline ave, near Lassen, in Chatsworth, California.
World Movers uses the 20,000-square-foot warehouse for storage, which has become a significant part of the business.
Some of the items in the tall packing crates have been on the premises for years. It surprises Emil sometimes how long people will store something. Last year, World Movers took over the storage inventory of another company that shut down. A woman who had been storing some furniture with that company since the 1990s called him to make sure he could continue holding onto it for her.
"My philosophy is if you can get along without it for two years, you don't need it," he said. He shrugged and smiled. He will do what the customer wants.
Summer is the busiest season for movers. World Movers does 60 percent of its volume between late May and early September because parents prefer to move in the summer so the school year is not disrupted, Emil said.
One piece of advice that Emil has for people who are about to move is to book the mover two to four weeks in advance. "If it's less than two weeks, you stand a chance of not getting a mover."
Another is to avoid moving, if you can, near the first or last of the month, when many moves are made as leases begin and end. Emil also recommends making sure that the mover you hire is licensed. That means the company has the proper insurance and experience, he said.
Physical condition and endurance are more important for a mover than strength, he said.
"You can't be a weakling, but you don't need to be a weight lifter," Emil said. "Agility is moreimportant. You need to move quickly. How easily can you move a dresser around a 180-degree stairway?"
Emil is dressed to move quickly in sneakers, jeans and a T-shirt. Does he still do any of the physical work himself?
"I wear many hats," teh 32-year-old said. "I do what needs to be done. If it comes to moving furniture, I move furniture."
Perhaps the toughest part of the job is moving someone who is being evicted, Emil said. The evictee is not always pleased to see a moving van he did not request pull up at his door.
One such person once greeted Emil Cohen at the door with a shotgun on his shoulder. "I'm not moving," the man said. "Do you have a problem with that?"
Emil Cohen told the man he had no problem with that and left. The landlord reached an agreement with the man later concerning the move, without any gunplay.
Emil is active in promoting the interests of movers. mover4u.com
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