Sunday, July 14, 2013

Plant Relocation: Working with a Multi-Phased Master Plan

Relocation of a plant is an extremely demanding task, but a large portion of the work is done in the planning. All plant relocation projects must be handled through a master plan with multiple phases and sub-phases.  There are many different segments to every operation – employees, machinery, IT, packaging, shipping and receiving, etc.  In plant relocation projects, it is important for the contractor to understand the client’s profit centers within the company prior to planning and phasing a project.

Early phases of a plant relocation project always require installation of a “backbone” of utilities and IT network.  This can include electrical substations and distribution, IT racks and switches, building automation systems, and process control systems.  These early phases require larger expenditures because the investments will support all of the future swing-over phases.  To ensure a seamless transition, minimizing expenses and downtime are key.

Logistics are highly important in any plant relocation project, and in addition to moving equipment, a project may also involve purchasing new equipment and/or upgrading or repairing existing equipment.  The complexities unique to every plant relocation project require detailed user requirement specifications and the input of multiple disciplines to make sure the multi-phased approach works.

The basis of every plant relocation project is to ensure that the backbone is properly set in place so that the rest can follow.  R. Baker & Son has vast experience in partnering with plant relocation clients to help develop a comprehensive, multi-phased project plan.  To find out more about plant relocation and how R. Baker & Son can help plan your next project, please contact us at 732-222-3553.

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in business since 1935, is a premier specialized contractor operating in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with over one hundred employees and an exemplary safety record (we have been directly involved in four sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards). R. Baker & Son is financially strong, with bonding capabilities over $10 million. Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery- and plant-moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, selective demolition, warehousing, wrecking and razing, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, salvage, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, and investment and asset recovery..

Demolition, wrecking and razing, rigging, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business / SDVOSB, salvage, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and machinery moving, building demolition, riggers, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, interior demolition, investment and asset recovery.

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-222-3553
Fax: 732-450-0311