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Incredible GENEROSITY for this EXTREME makeover!

Thank you for all the donations and for giving us your time last Monday.

It was a day we will never forget. We wish each and every one of you could have been there to experience the joy on the faces of the women and children who ALL MOVED IN THAT VERY DAY!

We asked for furniture and household items for FOUR mothers and children transitioning out of homelessness and you did not hesitate. Not only were we able to give St. Raymond’s House everything they needed for a fresh start but you showed them there is a greater community that cares.

A special thank you to Chipman Relocation and Logistics for providing over 50 employees for the day and for believing in our mission. We couldn’t have dreamed for a better partner.

AND thank you to LOPC in Lafayette for spreading the word and giving us the space to Gather!

PLUS, WE HAVE A WINNER for the Warriors Raffle! Thanks to everyone who participated! Please see winner below!

This is an amazing transformation, you won’t want to miss! Thank you for making this dream come true for FOUR families last week!

Thank you!
Donna and Chris, Grateful Gatherings Founders

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

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.

Fast Dispatches

August 16, 2016

The building of the New Jersey Warehousemen & Movers Association was destroyed in a fire and their offices were displaced…

Bekins Northwest has opened a new location in Moses Lake, Washington…

Scott Balint has joined Stevens International Forwarders as the new operations manager…

Trevor Gentry has been promoted to client relations manager with SafePet Transports

Tim Helenthal, president and COO of National Van Lines, set a new record fundraising for Move for Hunger, AMSA’s official charity partner…

Arpin Van Lines was rated #1 household goods mover in customer satisfaction in the 22nd Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey by Trippel Survey & Research…

Oregon was 2015’s Most Popular Destination

United Van Lines’ 39th Annual National Movers Study Reveals Where People Move and Why

Each year, United Van Lines releases its National Movers Study which tracks the states our customers move to and from during the course of the year. Oregon was deemed as the top moving destination for the third year in a row and the Northeast lost residents for the fourth consecutive year. Through outreach to media across the country, UniGroup has secured more than 390 pieces of unique coverage on the story and it has been seen more than 390 million times. You can read more from outlets such as the Associated Press, USA TodayDrudge ReportCNBCCNNReuters and Yahoo! Finance.

The Suddath Companies Announces Acquisition of The Secor Group

Moving industry leaders share common history of growth, innovation and 220 years of combined experience

The Suddath Companies (Jacksonville, Flordia) announced that is has acquired The Secor Group, one of the nation’s oldest logistics, moving and storage companies in Washington, DC.

Both Suddath® and Secor share many inherent characteristics including long histories of growth and success and were major contributors to the development and standardization of the modern-day moving industry. Like Suddath, Secor joined UniGroup in the 1980s.
“Joining forces makes tremendous business sense. We are both history-rich, proudly rooted organizations that take moving personally each and every day whether its people, products or businesses. We are excited to build upon a shared tradition of service excellence and a winning spirit, as well as strengthen our operating position in key markets while adding scale to each of our product lines,” said Michael J. Brannigan, president and CEO of The Suddath Companies. “This will be a great benefit to our customers and our team.”
“Our service-first mentality and focus on innovation aligns perfectly with the approach and culture of The Suddath Companies,” said Chuck Lawrence, CEO, The Secor Group.  “The combined portfolio of services, knowledge, operational resources, technology platforms and partner networks will collectively equip us to better meet the ever-changing needs of clients around the world.”
This was the largest acquisition to date for The Suddath Companies.