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Managing Challenges of Industrial Facility Relocation

Managing Challenges of Industrial Facility Relocation

There are a few processes that will often involve some significant challenges for industrial facilities of any kind, and a need to relocate to a new location is a top example. Whether for an industrial plant, manufacturing facility or any other type of setup, relocation is no small task - but is one that can be efficiently accomplished with the right planning and prioritization.

At Redi, we're happy to help clients around Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming with all their industrial construction and facility needs, including a variety of solutions for industrial facility relocation - from new metal building construction to options like safety training, civil services and more. Here are some of the common challenges that you may face if you're relocating an industrial facility of any kind, plus some essential tips for properly planning and executing such a move.

Equipment Transport

In many cases, one of the most significant challenges of an industrial facility relocation is the actual transportation of all equipment and materials. This can often be a time-consuming process, requiring careful planning as to what needs to be moved, when it will happen and how far everything must travel.

Fortunately, there are various options for transporting goods from one place to another - such as using forklifts to move heavier materials, flatbed trucks to transport larger items or specialty carriers for sensitive products and equipment. Working with a knowledgeable industrial contracting firm can help you identify the best transportation option for your needs.

Personnel Overturn

Depending on the nature of the relocation, there may also be a need to plan for personnel changes as part of the move. As such, it's important to consider any potential issues related to human capital and how those will need to be addressed throughout the relocation process.

For instance, you'll want to make sure that all current employees have clear instructions on when and how they should report back after the move is complete. Additionally, it's essential to plan for any new personnel that may be necessary as a result of the relocation, such as additional staff members or contract workers.

Prior Facility Shut-Down and Cleaning

In cases where the prior facility is being abandoned or repurposed as part of the relocation, there may be a need to completely shut down all operations before embarking on the move. This can involve complex processes such as safety checks, utility shutdowns and final cleaning of the facility - which must all be properly managed in order for the relocation process to move forward without any issues.

This is one major area where our team at Redi can be of assistance. We offer comprehensive site shut-down services, from safety inspections to facility cleaning and even final utility shutdowns - ensuring that your prior location is completely ready for its next purpose.

Inventory Management

While this area is often similar to equipment transport in many ways, inventory management is its own distinct challenge, requiring careful tracking and documentation to ensure that all items are properly accounted for throughout the relocation process. This can also involve working with a third-party logistics provider to handle any shipping or transportation needs - as well as ensuring that personnel is available at both the current and new locations for loading/unloading products.

As you're managing inventory ahead of a facility relocation, it's essential to create a comprehensive inventory list and keep all information organized and up-to-date. This will help the move go much smoother - as it minimizes any confusion or delays regarding which items are being moved, when they're being transported and how they'll be handled upon arrival at the new location.

Timing Factors

One major area to be aware of when planning a relocation is timing factors. This includes considering any potential delays in terms of equipment transport, personnel turnover and inventory management - as well as thinking through any external factors that may impact the move's timeline.

For instance, you'll want to take into account seasonal weather patterns for both locations - such as whether snow or extreme heat could cause problems with transporting items or make it harder for personnel to do their work. Additionally, you'll want to research any local events or holidays that could potentially delay the move - such as parades or festivals that may cause traffic jams and other issues.

Overall, there are a number of challenges to consider when it comes to relocating an industrial facility - and working with an experienced partner like Redi can help ensure that the move is accomplished as efficiently and effectively as possible. From equipment transport to inventory management and beyond, our team has the knowledge and resources necessary to assist in your relocation needs - no matter how big or small. Contact us today to learn more about our full range of industrial construction services around Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada.

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