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.
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
- Searches for existing facilities that meet client criteria.
- Long-range development programs integrating facility requirements
with other components
of corporate planning.
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.
- Computer capabilities for gathering and analyzing data and modeling
- 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
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 critical skills.
- Infrastructure: Siting buildings, transportation modes, utilities (energy, water, etc.), and telecommunications.
- Local business climate issues: taxes, incentives, legislative/regulatory climate, and fiscal responsibility.
- Community attractiveness: housing, schools, image, and presence of similar professionals.
Turn-Key Facilities (Design-Construction-Management)
- 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
- Bid Protests
- DBE issues. 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 forums
- Settlement negotiations