The closing of the Lipton Tea Plant is Santa Cruz, California made it necessary to quickly transfer production to their Suffolk, Virginia facility. The work included removing complex and delicate production lines from California, transporting those lines to Virginia, and re-installation in the plant. In order to save time and protect the equipment, a “Lean and Green” transportation method was selected, utilizing dedicated air-ride vans normally used to carry electronic equipment and exhibition displays. This eliminated the time and expenses required to crate and un-crate the items.
Location: Santa Cruz, California to Suffolk Virginia
Engineer: A. Hattersley & Sons, Inc.
Total Project Cost: $1 million