2 Things To Do When Planning On A Factory Move

22 June 2017
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If you have to move your factory, you can run into all kinds of problems. There's a lot of work and logistics that go into making sure that everything gets from your old factory to your new factory. If you are going to do it, you are going to need to do a lot of planning before you get started. So, what are some things you need to think about and do before you start relocating?

Check Equipment Codes

Different states have different regulations when it comes to industrial equipment. Something that is just fine in the state that you are in may not be acceptable in the new state because it violates their regulations and codes. It's better to find that out ahead of time because that will allow you to get the time to buy the new equipment that you need to replace the unacceptable equipment. One benefit of doing that is that instead of having the new equipment shipped to your old plant, you can have it sent to the new plant and have it installed there so that you don't have to worry about transporting it. 

Update Current Plant Plans

You may not think that you need to have updated plans for your current site since you will be moving and all, but having those plans is important. One reason for that is that if your site has been added onto and updated regularly, you may not have an accurate plan of how much space you have and where everything is. Another reason for having an updated plan is that you can use it to help figure out how to place all the new equipment in the new site so that it will work most efficiently and get all the power and other things that the equipment needs. The layout of your current site may not work as well as you would like, and having a current plan with all the equipment marked on it as it currently stands will help you visualize your entire plant easier since it's all right there. 

If you do have to a move your plant from one state to another, there are a lot of things that you are going to have to do. Trying to get everything done can be difficult to do while you are trying to work. That's why you should talk to a plant relocation service that specializes in moving factories. They will be able to help you with all the logistics and do all the actual moving for you.