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Broad Menu of Services Streamlines Office Move and Decommissioning

Location

Atlanta, GA

The Facts

  • 20 workstations relocated
  • 34 offices relocated
  • 25-FT reception desk relocated
  • 12 truckloads decommissioned
  • 50 IT disconnects and reconnects

Key Services

  • Space planning
  • Office and workspace relocation
  • IT disconnects and reconnects
  • Decommissioning
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CHALLENGE

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGA), an organization invested in the economic success of African Americans, was moving to a newly constructed office located across a busy intersection from their current location in October 2019. They needed a trusted office moving expert that could handle multiple services, including space planning, relocation, and IT disconnects and reconnects, while minimizing downtime for employees.

The project was complicated by delayed construction and a bomb threat during the move process. This resulted in relying on a partner to move all items to a staging area, last minute recycling and donating of surplus furniture to meet their move out timeline, and relocating items to the new office once it was complete.

SOLUTION

Because Suddath® offers a wide range of services from traditional office moving to value-add services like space planning and IT disconnect and reconnect, ULGA was able to bundle services to save time and money using a single, trusted provider.

Due to construction delays on their new-build office, ULGA needed to vacate their current office before the new location was ready. Because of our broad menu of services, Suddath quickly accommodated by supplying additional teams to work 12-hour shifts, completing 12 truckloads of items for decommissioning in 5 days in order to meet the tight timeline to vacate their previous office. The decommissioning included recycling and donating items, giving the organization a tax write-off.

As Suddath set up the staging area to temporarily hold items that would be relocated once the new office was complete, there was a bomb threat in the area that caused a three-hour delay. The team resumed working once it was safe and stayed late to ensure the staging area was ready on time.

When the new office was complete, the Suddath team came up with a creative solution to utilize an underground walkway to move items from basement to basement. This sped up the relocation process by circumventing crossing the busy Atlanta intersection between the two offices. This solution streamlined the move and minimized downtime for ULGA’s employees.

RESULTS

  • Added decommissioning services during move process to meet vacated space requirements
  • Devised underground solution to streamline moving across major Atlanta intersection
  • Navigated 3-hour delay from bomb threat and met staging timeline

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