Case study:
Facility Relocation

The plant, located in Iowa, was closing and the product needed to be discontinued – successfully.

The Facility Relocation Need.

When corporations contact Campbell Corporation’s machine tool relocation specialists, they need and expect a comprehensive strategic approach. This Cedar Rapids, Iowa manufacturing facility was closing. Management contacted Campbell Corporation for a manufacturing relocation assessment. Our initial research developed a facility relocation project plan with a carefully-scheduled, precise series of steps to assure maximum effectiveness.

Our decades of facility relocation project management experience enabled our lean manufacturing consultants to generate a practical, effective strategy for minimizing cost. A skilled facility relocation project manager provided expert oversight. The first step was to secure the building for when operations ceased, ensuring there would be minimal damage to the manufacturing equipment. All items were carefully inventoried.

The Machine Tool Evaluation.

As a world leader in lean manufacturing consulting, Campbell Corp is uniquely capable of coordinating and executing this type of detailed analysis. Experts evaluated machine tools. Our business facility consultants conducted in-depth negotiations with auctioneers to obtain the best valuations for our client. Over the course of this entire closing and liquidation process, security was maintained during shutdown, as well as during the auction itself.

Campbell Corp carefully monitored the auction to ensure all transactions were accurately recorded. All deliveries, precisely scheduled, were completed according to plan. Our building operations consultants negotiated with a leading security firm to oversee the entire operation. Through this process, we left no detail unaddressed. We made every effort to preserve maximum value for our client’s facility and equipment.

What Our Lean Manufacturing Consultants Did.

At Campbell Corporation, our lean manufacturing consultants made sure each decision and each activity was safely and skillfully executed in the best interests of the client. Another key element was the development of a comprehensive maintenance plan to guarantee upkeep with continued integrity of the building and all of its operating components.

After the entirely successful auction, the client requested that Campbell Corporation assist the City in efforts to secure a new buyer for the building. To encourage a purchase, Campbell Corp recommended a set of specific incentives. The result was a smooth transition to a new manufacturing client, preserving jobs and a continued positive economic impact for the community.