Coast Update January 2012

Greetings and welcome to Coast Machinery Movers’ blog! We realize we haven’t been updating this in awhile and figured we’d sit down and get illuminate some of our great stories from last year.

But first a message from our CEO and founder, Larry Beard –

Coast Machinery Movers want to give thanks for your patronage this year. We’ve had quite a busy year; furthermore, we look forward to the challenges next year will bring. We also want to tell you that even in these cost-cutting times, Coast Machinery Movers is investing in the future. Our safety procedures and programs have been rigorously updated; in addition, we’ve been acquiring new equipment to diversify our offerings. A major part of our success has been preparing for the future; we do this by constantly looking at ways to improve our efficiency as well as safety. By offering rigging, transportation, millwright service, equipment liquidation/remediation, storage, and construction services – we aim to compliment your unique situation with our flexibility. We wish you the very best this Holiday season and can’t wait to assist you in future endeavors!

Lock-Ridge Tool Project

Lock-Ridge Tool Co. Inc., a family owned and operated company since 1962 has been a successful thriving sheet metal stamping business for years.
Recently, they found themselves at a crossroads having to decide to grow the business and try to compete in an industry that is being overtaken by cheaper competition from offshoring and such countries as Mexico or slowly go the way most businesses have been going in California. Lock-Ridge decided to invest in technology that would give them the competitive edge necessary to continue to grow and remain a force in the industry.
With the new technology came the need for a building to house it in, Lock-Ridge commissioned Coast Machinery Movers to the task of planning and building a 7,200 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building on a lot adjacent to the existing facility. Coast was instrumental in putting together a first class team of sub-contractors to complete the project in just over 4 months.
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On Friday, August 26th at 10:00 am Lock-Ridge shut down their sheet metal facility and the machinery move started. In all 13 machines and support equipment needed to be relocated, a monumental task. On hand were 4 electricians to disconnect and reconnect the equipment, 11 Amada Technicians to secure and re-install all of the equipment and most importantly a team from Coast Machinery Movers to do the heavy lifting.
On Saturday the 27th at 5:00 pm all equipment was moved, installed and ready for production on Monday the 27th. Perhaps the most impressive part of the move was everyone’s willingness to work around the clock to make this all happen. Several times Mr. Larry Beard from Coast told me he would send two crews and work 24 hours a day if that is what it took.
Operation is now at full speed and Lock-Ridge has increased their force by 7 people since the move. Currently at 54 employees Lock-Ridge has increased from 17 employees in September of 2010 to where it is now with expectation of reaching 60 by the year’s end.
Lock-Ridge is proud of it’s accomplishments to be growing the business in a time when many others are folding their tents and thank Coast Machinery Movers for their expertise and innovations to help keep that dream alive.
Keith Clark
President / C.E.O
Lock-Ridge Tool Co.

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