In light of our recent relocation to Grove City, OH we wanted to share with you how a moving company executes their own move. While you might envision a transformer toy shape shifting into its mobile version and driving off, the corporate relocation process is unfortunately not that simple.
Conversations about our move started back in September of 2015 alongside a project manager who assisted us with the transition. We pinpointed the weekend of April 16th and 17th as the date when our corporate offices would officially relocate. Moving our warehouse however was a much more gradual process that concluded that same weekend. We had access to our new building around a month in advance, so we continually had our own trucks and equipment moving items back and forth. On any given day we had 7-12 movers working on this effort. The location of warehouse crates is very important in the crate retrieval process, so we created a well defined strategy to move them based on content and retrieval priority.
In the weeks leading up to the office move, items started being removed from the walls and employees started packing up items they seldom use or wouldn’t need soon. Delicate items were properly wrapped, protected and packed — something our movers do best. The move also provided the opportunity to weed out clutter and recycle any items not needed. By Friday April 15th, all items has been broken down and some employees were working at desks simply floating in the middle of rooms surrounded by cardboard boxes (we must admit it looked rather funny). The marketing team also put great effort into notifying customers of the relocation and new address, so that no one accidentally arrived at the old facilities. Stay tuned for part 2 which will discuss how the actual move went!
If you’re interested in learning more about our own corporate relocation offerings, please call (614) 298-8414.