PODS® Continues Support of New York City's Times Square Ball Drop
-- Each year, the moving and storage leader provides a custom solution for the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the U.S. --
CLEARWATER, Fla. (December 21, 2018) – PODS Enterprises, LLC announced today that for the ninth year it will support Times Square New Year's Eve with efficiently moving and storing items needed to welcome in the new year during the 2019 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop celebration. Through using PODS containers on-site, event staff benefit from the flexibility and simplicity of a built-in storage option that includes transportation.
Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square with its largest event being the New Year's Eve celebration, which it co-produces with Countdown Entertainment. PODS provides the organization with a custom solution to the storage and logistics challenges inherent in an event of this size. This alleviates the staff’s pain points and saves time by moving and storing the tremendous amount of handouts distributed to attendees.
“Whether you're moving down the street or organizing one of the most iconic events such as the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square, PODS offers solutions for any size storage project or move ensuring flexibility, versatility, and portability,” said John Koch, CEO of PODS. “Our team is proud to partner with the Times Square Alliance to help support their mission.”
To execute the world-renowned event, inventory is preloaded into PODS portable containers at a local PODS storage facility in Long Island, NY. This year, more than 20 PODS containers will be filled with handouts. The containers are then delivered overnight at various locations in Times Square, using PODS’ level container-lifting PODZILLA® machine. This provides easy access to items for event staff and prevents disruptions to traffic or local businesses. It also ensures the celebration is executed seamlessly and enjoyed by the billions watching around the world and the million who come to Times Square to ring in the New Year.
“The team at PODS has been an amazing partner for Times Square New Year’s Eve,” said Gary Winkler, Vice President of Events & Programming, Times Square Alliance. “They have gone above and beyond in working together with our team to provide a solution that allows us to safely and securely off-load and store handouts for the revelers in Times Square, including hats, balloons, scarves, and mittens.”
To learn more about PODS’ moving and storage solutions or to find a storage location near you, visit PODS online.
About PODS Enterprises, LLC
PODS offers moving and storage the way you need it done, with unlimited time, space, and control. When PODS pioneered portable storage in 1998, they introduced the world to a brand new, flexible way to move and store. Now an industry leader, PODS currently provides residential and commercial services in 47 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and the UK. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 900,000 long-distance moves, has nearly 4 million deliveries, and has over 200,000 PODS containers in service. To learn more, visit www.PODS.com.