Finding the perfect location for a new industrial facility is one of the biggest decisions a company must make. Site selection decisions have long-lasting consequences and generally involve a painstaking process that takes months, if not years, to complete. Finding an existing structure or identifying a vacant parcel for new construction requires a review of many factors such as: location, topography, price, transportation and utility infrastructure, local business climate, community attractiveness and availability of quality labor force. Corporate Logistics specializes in finding perfect locations for its industrial business clients.
Site Selection From a Corporate Perspective
Corporate Logistics conducts site selection from the perspective of corporate decision makers. We begin by developing a thorough understanding of the client’s operations and objectives and then start to match needs with possible location opportunities. Included in our services are:
- Comprehensive location studies, conducted nationwide, identifying optimum sites for new facilities.
- Searches for existing facilities that meet client criteria.
- Long-range development programs integrating facility requirements with other components of corporate planning.
Identifying Essential Search Criteria
Corporate Logistics can help identify essential geographic criteria that support a client’s business objectives. Afterwards, we use our unique resources to search for locations that offer the best match.
Plastics Distribution Center, Leominster, MA
North Pacific Group Lumber Transload,
N. Charlestown, NH
Finding the Ideal Location
- Computer capabilities for gathering and analyzing data and modeling operating conditions.
- Database and library resources containing information essential to location decision making.
- A network of professional contacts throughout North America who can provide firsthand updates of local business conditions.
Once our criteria are established, Corporate Logistics begins a nationwide or region-wide scan for favorable conditions. Among the issues we address are:
- Labor force: availability, quality, cost, work ethic, labor/management relations, and presence of
- Infrastructure: Siting buildings, transportation modes, utilities (energy, water, etc.), and
- Local business climate issues: taxes, incentives, legislative/regulatory climate, and fiscal
- Community attractiveness: housing, schools, image, and presence of similar professionals.
Turn-Key Facilities Design - Construction - Management
Construction/Operations Support Serving Owners or Contractors
- Feasibility studies; analysis of transportation requirements.
- Site assessment:
- Land acquisition.
- Geotechnical investigations.
- Planning issues.
- Environmental impact statements.
- Public hearings.
- Engineering design, plans and specifications.
- Project financing:
- Presentations to financial institutions and potential stakeholders.
- Identification of possible government funding sources.
- Agreements for construction or construction management.
- Construction of facility.
- Development of operations plan.
- Facility operation and maintenance.
Development of RFP/RFQ.
Development and review of contract specifications.
Extra Work Contract Claims
Analysis of contract ambiguities, site conditions, and methodology.
Documentation of claims and development of appropriate back-up.
Submission of claims; presentation at dispute review board, arbitration, or other forum.
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