Palmdale, Calif. - Navis Pack & Ship has opened its fourth location in Southern California this week, continuing an aggressive drive to complete a network of 260 locations across the United States and 30 in Canada in four years. Two other Navis units opened during November in Northern California and Florida, and another will open near Toronto in December.
Marvin and Tracy McClanahan are the new franchise operators in Palmdale. In addition to the Antelope Valley (Lancaster and Palmdale), their territory covers the Santa Clarita Valley (Valencia and Newhall) and the industrial northern San Fernando Valley (Chatsworth).
Marvin McClanahan had spent most of his working career in transportation and logistics and was attracted to Navis because of the great fit with his background. Tracy McClanahan plans to join their business in four years after she retires from her career as a detective with a large Southern California police department.
The McClanahans qualified for a discount on their franchise fee under the International Franchise Associations VetFran program. Several military veterans are successful franchise operators in the Navis Pack & Ship network, and the company welcomes veterans to apply.
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Navis Logistics Network has been franchising since 1984 with a retail entity, Handle With Care Packaging Store, which was founded in 1980. We specialize in packaging and shipping Fragile, Large, Awkward and Valuable items - what we call FLAV. We established Navis Pack and Ship Centers in 2001 and began to seriously franchise this concept in 2002. Navis has the same FLAV emphasis as The Packaging Store, but focuses instead on the business-to-business market. This is an uncrowded, $34 billion market expected to grow to more that $50 billion in the next four to five years. Our business model focuses on (but is not limited to) 100-200 pound items with total logistics solutions: door-to-door delivery, packaging, and full insurance coverage. It includes small residential and commercial moves. Potential customers need cost -efficient ways to ship manufactured technical, scientific, and medical equipment; computers; antiques, and fine art. More info