INTERSTATE ACQUIRES AMERICAN RED BALL WORLD WIDE MOVERS

 
In our continuing efforts to keep the nation’s Moving and Storage Industry apprised of news of interest, Movers Search Group has reprinted, verbatim, the following press release published today:
Interstate Acquires American Red Ball World Wide Movers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Key Acquisition Advances Interstate’s Growth
 
SPRINGFIELD, VA, March 7, 2017 – InterstateGroup Holdings, Inc., parent company of Interstate Van Lines, Inc., one of the country’s largest independent moving companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Red Ball World Wide Movers, one of the oldest household goods carriers in the United States. The joining of these two successful and enduring companies will enhance Interstate’s growth plans, as well as its capabilities to serve corporate, government and private customers.  
Established in 1919 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana, American Red Ball, like Interstate, focuses on delivering a personalized customer experience. Few companies in the United States have been in business as long as Interstate and American Red Ball; together the two venerable brands have an impressive 170+ years of experience moving people and businesses around the world.  “We’re excited about the synergies between the two organizations and the opportunity to leverage best practices, technology, and talent,” says John (J.D.) Morrissette, president, Interstate Van Lines. “This union positions American Red Ball for continued growth through the extensive support network provided by Interstate. It preserves our 98-year history with a company that reflects our culture and ethics,” adds Katrina Blackwell, president, American Red Ball.  
 
As the two companies come together, operations will continue in both Springfield, Virginia, and Indianapolis, Indiana, capitalizing on the strength of the teams in both locations while increasing Interstate’s footprint and revenue sources. Specifically, Interstate will acquire American Red Ball’s national operations and agency network. American Red Ball’s international forwarding and local moving and storage business will be operated independently.
 
About Interstate

The Interstate Family of Companies encompasses a worldwide group of transportation, warehousing, relocation management, logistics and real estate solutions serving government, corporate, and individual clients. The company maintains its headquarters in Springfield, VA, working with a global alliance of 1,500 service partners, incorporating 17,500 professional associates in 112 countries across six continents. On an annual basis it is entrusted with the care and oversight of more than $1 billion in customer-valued goods and property. The organization distinguishes itself with key industry certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, the FIDI FAIMPlus designation, IOMI certification, and it is an 11-time recipient of the NDTA Award for Quality Service. 
 
For more information, please contact 800-745-6683, ext. 3220, visit MoveInterstate.com or email: media@invan.com.

Carpet racks INSTALLED!!

 

Ed Melton, Vice President  Chipman United Van Lines Sacramento is proud to announce the installation of NEW carpet racking at the National Drive warehouse. The racking can accommodate 400 rolls/ up to 18 feet long/ 320,000lbs capacity. “This investment helps us support our FF & E clients more effectively by handling inbound and outbound carpet rolls without storing on the floor or in trailers. This is in addition to our 1200 standard pallet positions”

USE CHIPMAN SACRAMENTO FOR YOUR NEXT HOTEL INSTALLATION

@EDMELTON      CONTACT ED: 916-367-1577   emelton@chipmanrelo.com

Here’s Where Uber Plans to Open a New Facility Soon — Fortune

With ambitions of self-driving cars, Uber is headed to Motor City. On Monday, Sherif Marakby, the ride-hailing company’s vice president of global vehicle programs, announced that Uber will be opening a facility in the Detroit area “in the coming months,” according to the Detroit News. The company hopes a presence in Detroit will help it…

via Here’s Where Uber Plans to Open a New Facility Soon — Fortune

Laboratory Relocation Service for UC Davis an Interesting Project

As an experienced laboratory relocation service provider, Chipman Relocation & Logistics has worked on some interesting projects. One such recent project involved moving the Hoffman Laboratory, Shock Compression Lab from Harvard University at Cambridge, MA to the new Earth and Planetary Sciences Shock Compression Lab at the University of California, Davis.

Moving a research lab can involve relocating heavy equipment, but the equipment is not always as interesting as the large system with blast tank moved for UC, Davis.

“The compression tank system and the experiments they do with the system is very cool,” says Linda Martin, Chipman National Move Coordinator. “They shoot projectiles into ice in the compression tank up to 6,000 miles per hour to determine the effect of how hard objects can hit planets or other things in outer space.”

Why ice? Ice is commonly found in the solar system. By recreating and studying the giant collisions of celestial objects, researchers can not only explain what happens in natural collision events, but also better understand the history and evolution of the solar system. You can  read more about the lab here .

Meeting the Challenges of Moving a Research Lab for UC Davis

The compression tank system was located in a basement. The only way to move the large pieces of the system was to open a hatch at ground level to a chute going up from the basement to the outside of the building. Chipman’s lab moversused a crane to hoist the compression tank out of the basement. An indoor crane was used to remove the wind tunnel motor from its frame to be moved.

The two largest tanks were transported to California on a flatbed trailer.

Compression tank loaded on trailer

“When the shipment arrives in Davis, we will have a crane on-site to lift the tanks from the flatbed truck, have wheels put underneath the tanks and take them into the new building,” said Martin.

The remainder of the system and lab goods were transported in one of Chipman’s special commodities moving vans.  Moving a research laboratory can include moving freezers, refrigerators, chemicals and reagents in a specialized moving van equipped with generators and climate controlled to keep the appliances running and at temperature during transit.

The trucks are fully equipped with a monitoring system. The drivers have the ability to monitor the temperature of each appliance as they are driving from one location to another. Drivers are trained to check LN2 levels in LN2 vessels and LN2 freezers. They are fully prepared to replenish the LN2 during transit, when needed.

Need a Reliable Laboratory Relocation Service Provider?

If you are planning an upcoming project and want first-rate, reliable laboratory relocation services, Chipman Relocation & Logistics is your source. Contact us to discuss your project.