Key Services

  • Office relocation
  • Breakdown and re-assembly of metal shelving racks
  • Heavy machinery relocation
  • Fitness center disassembly and relocation

The Facts

  • 75 truckloads
  • Fitness center relocation
  • 400 units of metal shelving
  • 30 dedicated movers, riggers and installers

Client Testimonial

From the initial walkthrough, to the final box, we were blown away by the operational strategy and execution Suddath applied.

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Relocating a Local County Government’s Parks and Planning Facility in Maryland

The Challenge

A local county government in Maryland needed to relocate their Parks and Planning facility in Rockville, Maryland to their new state of the art facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They needed to relocate 75 truckloads of case goods, systems furniture, heavy-duty maintenance equipment, plumbing, carpentry, auto and welding shops, a fitness center, and 400 units of metal shelving (containing parts). Many of the larger items were located on a second-floor loft, without elevator access. The county government’s contractor stated the facility relocation would need at least 14 days to complete as well as the assistance of a third-party rigger and installation company. The current facility was scheduled for demolition in 10 days and the county was in desperate need for a company with enough man power and experience to get the job done on time.

Project Goal: To develop and execute a strategy to successfully move each item safely to the new location within the short amount of allotted time.

The Solution

The current location was scheduled for demolition in 10 days; to further complicate the project, the county asked Suddath® to complete the project in just seven days to better accommodate the demolition team. Suddath went to work immediately and dedicated a 30-man team of movers, riggers and installers to meet the tight deadline. Our team used a forklift and platform to lower various items from the second-story loft to the ground level, and completed the project in only four days. By formulating this unique strategy and outside-of-the-box thinking, Suddath was able to save time by eliminating the need to utilize the stairs and gave the demolition team ample time to prepare the facility for their phase of the project.

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