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Life as a furniture mover can be exhilarating. Speaking fromexperience derived during my college summers, there's nothingquite as soul-rendering as being the sole man on the downhill sideof an upright baby grand...halfway up a long flight of stairs.

Fortunately, the climb to the top has been a relatively quickone for Two Men and a Truck International Inc. (TMT) of Okemos,Michigan. The company Mary Ellen Sheets started in 1985 byproviding her two sons with a pickup truck for local moves hasgrown beyond her wildest expectations. Today, Sheets could easilyrename her franchise A Family and 350 Trucks, considering she nowruns TMT with her daughter, Melanie L. Bergeson, and son, J.Brigham Sorber, and the 350-truck company projects it will performmore than 140,000 moves in 84 locations in 22 states this year.

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