Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Planning Your Facility Move

Starting off the New Year, 2013, we've seen quite a few facility moves. Whether that is any indication of a trend for this year is unclear.  Although, at least so far, more companies we've seen, seem to be planning and making strategic decisions to combat the economic climate as opposed to the “all hell’s broke loose” decisions they've been forced to make of the last several years.  Our team gets a lot of satisfaction by being part of our customer’s team.  As there’s much more to a plant relocation than pick up the machines and move, we help our clients plan everything from electrical to process piping to HVAC and concrete foundations.

One small facility move that we performed last week consisted of moving three Mazak CNC milling machines in excesses of 15,000 lbs (handled quite nicely with a Versa-Lift 25/35) and several smaller mills, lathes, grinders and related equipment. Moving the larger machines out of the old facility meant dealing with very tight conditions. With only fractions of an inch on either side of the machines, we carefully moved these out the single overhead door.  The new facility was a dream for unloading the equipment.  This client planned for growth and invested more than a year of time to get the move right.  Not everyone has the luxury of a year to plan. Either way American Industrial Werks is at your service.