Hartford Despatch, a moving company based in East Hartford, has let go most of its 25-person staff as it transitions to a warehouse operation only.
“We’re getting out of the moving operations,” said president Anson Mooney. “I’m only going to have a skeleton crew of three or four.”
Mooney said the taxes and regulatory environment in Connecticut were too high to make it worth it to stay in the moving business.
All moves that had been scheduled for coming weeks and months have already been transferred to another local Allied van lines operator, Mooney said.