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. These include:

  • 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.

Finding the Ideal Location

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.

Other Services:

Turn-Key Facilities (Design-Construction-Management)
  • Feasibility studies; analysis of transportation requirements.
  • Site assessment:
    • Land acquisition
    • Geotechnical investigations
    • Zoning
    • Planning issues
    • Environmental impact statements
    • Permits
    • 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

Construction/Operations Support
(Serving Owners or Contractors)

Contract Procurement
  • Development of RFP/RFQ
  • Development and review of contract specifications
  • Prequalification
  • 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