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Chicago Firm Moving San Diego's Books

"Moving into San Diego's new downtown library is a big job, painstakingly amassing 1.2 million items under the new signature dome over five weeks, costing $450,000," the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

"The company selected for the move is based in Chicago, not San Diego. The movers were flown here and are staying at the Town & Country resort."

And that has some in San Diego hopping mad. Watch:


The Chicago firm, Hallett Movers, says on its website that it "wrote the book when it come to library moving."

Here's their in-house library moving video:


Here's Hallett on library and office carpet replacement:


Hallett is also woman-owned, and a union shop (Teamsters Loal 705). More:


Valerie Brocato, quoted in the San Diego story, also shows up in a 2001 University of Chicago alumni magazine article as an exhibitions and preservation manager in Special Collections at the library there.


Comments welcome.


Posted on July 10, 2013

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