WINTERS - An established moving business based in Austin has moved a branch to Winters and has located in a portion of the Selkirk Building.

WINTERS - An established moving business based in Austin has moved a branch to Winters and has located in a portion of the Selkirk Building.

Apple Moving, owned by Jon Minor of Austin, established a branch location in Winters in and officially opened Jan. 1. Apple Moving will be servicing military personnel from Dyess and Goodfellow Air Force bases. The company stores household goods for the military and will also be offering moving services to customers throughout the region.

The new branch is located on the north end of the Selkirk Building. This is the first business to be located in the Selkirk Building since its closure in 2009.

"We are very excited to welcome Apple Moving to Winters," said Laura Day, economic development director for the Winters Area Business and Industrial Foundation. "They are a stable company and are bringing jobs and a much needed services between Dyess AFB and Goodfellow AFB."

Headquartered in Austin, Apple Moving started their operation over 25 years ago with with one guy, a moving truck, and a dream.

Minor said Winters was chosen for the branch location because it is between San Angelo and Abilene.

“We do military work military moving and storage and San Angelo and Abilene are under served markets,” Minor said. “It so happened that Winters is a great location for us to be able to service both markets.”

The opening of the Winters branch marks the ninth location for the company, which besides Austin, is located in El Paso, San Antonio, Killeen, three locations in Virginia including Woodbridge, Norfolk and Newport News and Rollo, Missouri.

Minor said Connie and Richard Alonzo, who are managing the Winters facility, were employees moved from another location. The regional manager is David Buntyn. The plan is to hire at least 24 employees for peak moving times.

“Our busiest time is in the summer so that is when we will have the most people on staff,” Minor explained.

Day said jobs available include CDL and non CDL drivers, packers, forklift drivers and general floor personnel. Due to the company's alliance with the military, potential employees must go through extensive background and drug testing.

The company is known for its end to end service, meaning they wrap, pack, move and store. They offer local, long distance and international moving services for residential and commercial customers.

“Our longevity and ability to continue growing ultimately attests to our customers’ continued satisfaction with our services,” Minor said. “We believe the best moving companies are professional and honest, always serving with a customer-first mentality. With these core values in mind, we strive to give each customer the best moving experience possible."

Day said the opening of Apple Moving, positions Winters for future economic development.

"We want to show other businesses that Winters can serve as a crossroads for larger areas," Day said.

For more information contact the Winters office at 325-754-0463 or contact Minor at (512) 452-0399 Office or (512) 736-7815 or visit www.applemoving.com.