Key Services

  • Aircraft parts, sheet metal fabrication and machine shop packing and unpacking
  • Large mezzanine reconfiguration
  • Packing and unpacking of sensitive radar equipment
  • Technology disconnect & reconnect

The Facts

  • Radar and collaboration lab relocation
  • 120 employees relocated
  • 250 tractor trailer loads
  • 2-month time frame

Client Testimonial

They went above and beyond any expectation to meet our deadlines even with the government’s new facility was not ready for us to move. They improvised and never at the expense of quality. I have never worked with a more competent group. I definitely would work with Suddath again and again.

- Captain Gallagher, NOAA
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Proprietary technology provides more control over office and machinery move


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an American scientific and regulatory agency within the United States Department of Commerce, needed to relocate 120 employees and their equipment from MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa, FL to Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. During the move, it was vital daily operations remain uninterrupted.

As an additional challenge, building construction was ongoing, and NOAA was concerned about delays during the overall process. In addition to potential construction delays, there was high-value radar lab equipment that required breakdown and reassembly. The office move process included relocating employees, an aircraft, aircraft parts, sheet metal fabrication equipment, and a large Mezzanine structure that would require reconfiguration. Maintaining proper maintenance of the equipment throughout the transition was essential. NOAA needed an experienced heavy machinery mover who could remain flexible but be savvy enough to handle all the requirements detailed within the project.

The Solution

As experienced warehouse and industrial movers, Suddath® provided a complete solution for relocating NOAA’s lab, equipment and employees. To ensure minimal downtime, Suddath created a strategic plan with intelligent phasing, detailed planning and validated rehearsal to ensure any unforeseen dependencies were accounted for prior to the move.

Supported by our award-winning proprietary Tracker suite of technology, NOAA had enhanced visibility into every step of the move with digitally tracked inventory and real-time information about the status of the move throughout the entire project. By providing a digital system that could be accessed anywhere from a smart phone, computer or tablet, NOAA had more control over the entire relocation process.

Although construction delays were inevitable, the Suddath team remained on task based on NOAA’s construction and deployment schedule. Our operations and project management team communicated regularly with NOAA’s team to ensure expectations were not only met but exceeded along the way.


  • Tighter control over move with proprietary Tracker Moves technology
  • Reduced downtime with intelligent phasing and detailed planning
  • Successful relocation of sensitive radar lab materials, aircraft parts and reconfigure a large Mezzanine structure
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