Unformatted text preview: small item or telephone message to get to someone else across town. It wasn’t until 1911 that George Casey was hired to solicit the business. In 1913, Everet McCabe, former owner of Motorcycle Delivery Company, merged with the Caseys and the company changed its name to Merchants Parcel Delivery. In 1917 the forth father, Charlie Soderstrom, joined MPD and increased the delivery fleet. Twelve years after being founded, the company expands service to Oakland, CA and finally changed its name to United Parcel Service (Incorporated in 1919). By 1922 UPS was the common business to business carrier in the west. 1934 started UPS’s coast to coast shipping. These stepping stones would put UPS as the #1 shipper in the world today. Now in over 200 countries and owning over 600 jet planes, UPS owns the largest fleet of jet planes out of any company or airline in the world....
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- Spring '08
- United Parcel Service, United States Postal Service, Jim Casey, American Messenger Company, Motorcycle Delivery Company