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November 26, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayflower to Sell Moving Van Unit: Mayflower Group Inc. said it was entering negotiations with UniGroup, a private St. Louis-based company owned by agents of United Van Lines, on the sale of Mayflower Transit Inc. UniGroup's bid to take over the subsidiary is the best offer received to date, Mayflower added. Mayflower Transit, based in Carmel, Ind., moves household goods and provides special commodity and international transportation services.
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November 26, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayflower to Sell Moving Van Unit: Mayflower Group Inc. said it was entering negotiations with UniGroup, a private St. Louis-based company owned by agents of United Van Lines, on the sale of Mayflower Transit Inc. UniGroup's bid to take over the subsidiary is the best offer received to date, Mayflower added. Mayflower Transit, based in Carmel, Ind., moves household goods and provides special commodity and international transportation services.
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January 24, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Laidlaw Inc. Will Buy Mayflower's Bus Business: North America's largest school bus operator has agreed to buy most of Mayflower Group Inc., a school bus and public transit operator based in Indianapolis, for $157 million. Burlington, Canada-based Laidlaw said the all-cash deal excludes Mayflower's moving and storage business, which is being sold to UniGroup Inc.
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August 30, 1993 | Associated Press
A line of rugged work jeans made by prison inmates, already on the shelves at some of the Northwest's more fashionable department stores, is becoming a hit in international markets. Intended to give idle inmates work experience, prisoners at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution produce 300 pairs of "Riggers" a day. Unigroup, the state agency that markets the jeans, has visited Central Europe, Australia and Brazil to introduce the prison wear globally.
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March 30, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nationwide glut of moving firms that has kept a lid on consumer moving costs for the past decade is about to start shrinking. But the bargain prices are expected to keep rolling along. The moving industry--like the airline and trucking industries, it has been grappling with deregulation since the early 1980s--is suffering from having far more trucks than customers who can fill them with furniture, clothes and office gear.
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April 17, 1996 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Household-goods mover Bekins Co. on Tuesday agreed to be acquired by International Logistics Ltd., a company recently formed by the Los Angeles-based investment firm William E. Simon & Sons. The proposed purchase price was not disclosed. But based on other transactions, the price is probably less than the $230 million of revenue that Bekins recorded in its fiscal year ended March 31.
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