Moving Industry: Who will lead it in the future?

Russ Taylor November 2, 2010 News

Where are the young up and comers in the household goods industry?

I have attended numerous industry association conferences over the last while. I found myself looking at the same familiar faces that I have seen for years now.

As I approach 50, I started asking myself "Where are the next generation of leaders?"

As the average age of a van foreman increases year after year,so is the average age of the owners and managers of household goods moving companies. Indeed, I have met very few young people entering our industry.

Household goods moving and storage is a multi billion dollar industry in North America. It will be very interesting to see what effects this talent shortage will have in the shaping and productivity of our industry in the future.

We at Taylor Moving hope to stay ahead of this curve. Our ownership average age is 44 years and our key departmental managers average 41 years old. We due place a value on life experience yet at the same time relish to enthusiasm and curiousity of youth. In order to stay ahead of the curve, we believe a balance of the two is critical.

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