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Social Distancing Solution for Medical Devices Manufacturer

Key Services

  • Space planning
  • Furniture removal
  • Facility support
  • Warehousing
  • On-site services

The Facts

  • 350+ chairs removed
  • 100+ tables removed
  • 56-hour project in less than 3 days
  • 180 conference rooms reconfigured for social distancing
  • 12 buildings
  • 2 campuses

Client Testimonial

Everyone knows they can count on Suddath but in prep for social distancing, Suddath knocked it out of the park! Working with Suddath means you have a team of people that are highly knowledgeable where all workers are skilled experts. You aren’t just relying on one central point of contact but the whole team and the people you partner with are 99% of your success.

- Facilities Manager
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CHALLENGE

For a leading manufacturer of medical devices, maintaining operations during the COVID-19 crisis is more important than ever. Due to the nature of their work, many employees needed to be physically present in the office and manufacturing areas to continue operations. Because the organization needed to manufacture life-saving devices while keeping employees safe, they were looking for a partner to provide social distancing services with minimal business disruption.

With two campuses with various buildings, our customer was looking for a solution that could be implemented to maximize space for its production teams and production support teams. There was an added complication that the customer had limited accessibility to one of its cafeterias, therefore they needed a safe place for employees to take lunch breaks, which typically happen at the same time, while meeting the social distancing rule.

SOLUTION

As their trusted commercial moving partner, Suddath® made it easy to convert traditional spaces into safer workspaces in a tight timeline. Having executed similar services during COVID-19 for companies around the country, Suddath provided space planning solutions to adhere to the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines of keeping people six feet apart, and performed 56 hours of work in less than three days to minimize business disruption.

Our teams performed the following:

  • Removed conference room chairs to establish 6-foot rule
  • Placed social distancing decals on all tables in break areas and temporary dining locations
  • Removed chairs at all break area and dining are locations
  • Increased dining capacity be converting unoccupied space into a temporary dining area
  • Delivered additional appliances for cafeteria and breakrooms

Because Suddath offers a wide menu of services, including temporary storage, we were able to remove and store tables, chairs and other items. Not only did this make it simple to execute these tasks within a tight timeframe, but by storing them locally with Suddath, it will be easy to quickly bring all items back into use when the pandemic is over.

Beyond offering an array of services, Suddath provided peace of mind knowing the job would be done right during this stressful time. Because all Suddath employees are fully trained and adhere to the highest quality standards, our customer knew that tables would be properly set up, any necessary adjustments would be executed, and the highest level of standards would be adhered to.

RESULTS

Over the course of one weekend, Suddath was able to minimize business disruption to create a safe environment for employees to continue to create devices that save lives. By creating a repeatable social distancing solution, tailored to the needs of each building, Suddath supported a safer work environment for more than 10,000 employees.

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