MACHINERY MOVING

Lockridge

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 offshore 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 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.

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 29th. 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 thanks to Coast Machinery Movers for their expertise and innovations to help keep that dream alive.

Keith Clark, President / C.E.O
Lock-Ridge Tool Co.
www.lockridgetool.com

Lockridge

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 offshore 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 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.

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 29th. 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 thanks to Coast Machinery Movers for their expertise and innovations to help keep that dream alive.

Keith Clark, President / C.E.O

Lock-Ridge Tool Co.

www.lockridgetool.com

Trulite

Trulite has purchased a 45′ long, 100,000 lbs. autoclave located in North Carolina. Our sister company, Coast International, located in Charlotte, North Carolina was contracted to remove the autoclave and load it onto our trucks for delivery to City of Industry, California.

Coast Machinery Movers, as a general contractor, has been contracted to transport the autoclave and components and install them. This included engineering design for electrical, mechanical, foundation, and tilt-up wall opening. The autoclave, including cooling tower and platform, will be positioned outside. The door opened to inside of building which required the dock door opening to be enlarged. All engineering, concrete, rigging, crane lifts, electrical, mechanical, and enlargement of tilt-up wall opening was accomplished by Coast Machinery Movers and its subcontractors.

Trulite

Trulite has purchased a 45′ long, 100,000 lbs. autoclave located in North Carolina. Our sister company, Coast International, located in Charlotte, North Carolina was contracted to remove the autoclave and load it onto our trucks for delivery to City of Industry, California.

Coast Machinery Movers, as a general contractor, has been contracted to transport the autoclave and components and install them. This included engineering design for electrical, mechanical, foundation, and tilt-up wall opening. The autoclave, including cooling tower and platform, will be positioned outside. The door opened to inside of building which required the dock door opening to be enlarged. All engineering, concrete, rigging, crane lifts, electrical, mechanical, and enlargement of tilt-up wall opening was accomplished by Coast Machinery Movers and its subcontractors.

Kojima

On September 23, 2011 Coast Machinery Movers was asked to bid the removal, transportation, skidding, crating/packaging, and the delivery to Port Hueneme 4 400T presses each weighing in at 140,000 lbs, 4 300T presses each weighing 115,000 lbs each, and 6 truck loads of support equipment. Delivery to Port Hueneme was to be completed by October 14, 2011 to load on a ship for China on October 18, 2011.

This allowed us 3 weeks to bid the job, design and fabricate steel skids, arrange for crating and packing, remove and transport equipment to our yard, skid/crate/package machines and deliver to Port Hueneme. This was a huge undertaking to be accomplished in a very short time. CMM completed on time and on budget.

 

 

Kojima

On September 23, 2011 Coast Machinery Movers was asked to bid the removal, transportation, skidding, crating/packaging, and the delivery to Port Hueneme 4 400T presses each weighing in at 140,000 lbs, 4 300T presses each weighing 115,000 lbs each, and 6 truck loads of support equipment. Delivery to Port Hueneme was to be completed by October 14, 2011 to load on a ship for China on October 18, 2011.

This allowed us 3 weeks to bid the job, design and fabricate steel skids, arrange for crating and packing, remove and transport equipment to our yard, skid/crate/package machines and deliver to Port Hueneme. This was a huge undertaking to be accomplished in a very short time. CMM completed on time and on budget.

 

 

Stampco

Coast was awarded a contract by Stampco, for a turnkey installation of a Stampco Aluminum Foil Tension Leveling Line with a washing system. The work for Stampco included hydraulic piping, all electrical work, ductwork, commissioning and start-up. This 24” X 65” line which is powered by two 50 HP motors, two 125 HP motors and two 250 HP motors and runs at 1,000 feet per minute.

Stampco

Coast was awarded a contract by Stampco, for a turnkey installation of a Stampco Aluminum Foil Tension Leveling Line with a washing system. The work for Stampco included hydraulic piping, all electrical work, ductwork, commissioning and start-up. This 24” X 65” line which is powered by two 50 HP motors, two 125 HP motors and two 250 HP motors and runs at 1,000 feet per minute.

Lift-it Manufacturing “Customer Corner”

Manufacturing Co., Inc. sling and rigging manufacturer located in Los Angeles for the last 33 years acquired a 40,000 sq./ft. building in Pomona. Coast Machinery Movers moved our equipment to our new facility.

The machinery involved in the manufacturing process included a 300 ton load tester that measured approx. 90 ft. and weighed in at approx. 25,000 lbs. and a 75 ton load tester that measured in at 50 ft. and weighed in at approx. 6,000 lbs. We also have (4) round sling machines; the largest being 110 ft. long capable of producing slings in excess of 1,000,000 lbs. vertical capacity.

The greatest challenge was the 300 ton load tester. When the machine was purchased, it was delivered in three pieces and welded together onsite. To avoid the agony of cutting and welding Coast Machinery Movers made a split minute decision to move the machine in one piece by utilizing a “stretch deck trailer” capable of handling the 90 ft. machine length. This was an amazing feat in my opinion, not only did it save thousands of dollars in welding charges but enabled us to bring our manufacturing and testing equipment back online many days sooner than planned!

I could not be more pleased with the professionalism that Marcelo and his crew displayed. These gentlemen are true professionals and the team work and precision these men displayed was something that I have seen very few times. Marcelo’s crew went above and beyond the call of duty in many areas of the move and I was extremely satisfied how the job started and ended. JOB WELL DONE!!!!!

Mike Gelskey, Jr.
Lift-It Manufacturing Co., Inc.
www.lift-it.com

Lift-it Manufacturing “Customer Corner”

Manufacturing Co., Inc. sling and rigging manufacturer located in Los Angeles for the last 33 years acquired a 40,000 sq./ft. building in Pomona. Coast Machinery Movers moved our equipment to our new facility.

The machinery involved in the manufacturing process included a 300 ton load tester that measured approx. 90 ft. and weighed in at approx. 25,000 lbs. and a 75 ton load tester that measured in at 50 ft. and weighed in at approx. 6,000 lbs. We also have (4) round sling machines; the largest being 110 ft. long capable of producing slings in excess of 1,000,000 lbs. vertical capacity.

The greatest challenge was the 300 ton load tester. When the machine was purchased, it was delivered in three pieces and welded together onsite. To avoid the agony of cutting and welding Coast Machinery Movers made a split minute decision to move the machine in one piece by utilizing a “stretch deck trailer” capable of handling the 90 ft. machine length. This was an amazing feat in my opinion, not only did it save thousands of dollars in welding charges but enabled us to bring our manufacturing and testing equipment back online many days sooner than planned!

I could not be more pleased with the professionalism that Marcelo and his crew displayed. These gentlemen are true professionals and the team work and precision these men displayed was something that I have seen very few times. Marcelo’s crew went above and beyond the call of duty in many areas of the move and I was extremely satisfied how the job started and ended. JOB WELL DONE!!!!!

Mike Gelskey, Jr.
Lift-It Manufacturing Co., Inc.
www.lift-it.com

WESTEC Manufacturing Event

WESTEC, the West Coast’s definitive manufacturing event returned in 2012 to the Los Angeles Convention Center. With it’s continuing commitment to providing the very best in manufacturing equipment – WESTEC partnered with The Freeman Company, who entrusted Coast Machinery Movers with bringing it all together.

Coast Machinery Movers assisted in the transformation of the Los Angeles Convention Center by offloading and placing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of innovation and technology. To properly showcase and stage the equipment, it takes a company with the proper equipment, the right personnel, and over forty years of experience in the industry to complete this task.

In just a few short days, Coast Machinery Movers helped hundreds of vendors get placed and ready for the biggest machinery show on the West Coast. When the show finished, Coast came in under a tight schedule and carefully loaded out all of the equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

 

WESTEC Manufacturing Event

WESTEC, the West Coast’s definitive manufacturing event returned in 2012 to the Los Angeles Convention Center. With it’s continuing commitment to providing the very best in manufacturing equipment – WESTEC partnered with The Freeman Company, who entrusted Coast Machinery Movers with bringing it all together.

Coast Machinery Movers assisted in the transformation of the Los Angeles Convention Center by offloading and placing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of innovation and technology. To properly showcase and stage the equipment, it takes a company with the proper equipment, the right personnel, and over forty years of experience in the industry to complete this task.

In just a few short days, Coast Machinery Movers helped hundreds of vendors get placed and ready for the biggest machinery show on the West Coast. When the show finished, Coast came in under a tight schedule and carefully loaded out all of the equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

 

China Lake

In 2004 Coast Constructors had the opportunity to work with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on a project at the Naval Air Base at China Lake, Ca. The project was to construct a 24,000 square foot pre-engineered metal equipment assembly and test shelter building with an 80′ high ridgeline. The work included mass excavation, storm drains, new roads, reinforced concrete footings and slabs, equipment pads, building insulation, 3 special 73 foot high sliding doors, HVAC system, wet/foam fire sprinkler system, complete electrical system including 2 diesel generators, mechanical and electrical equipment start-up. The contract required that all construction work was to be completed in 6 months. Coast completed the work in less than 5 months. The location of the construction site was in a remote mountain area of the Air Base (40 miles from the base entrance) which caused the project to be a logistic nightmare due to the very hard existing soils and sever weather conditions (6100 feet elevation). Also, the lack of electrical and mechanical utilities compounded the challenges Coast faced. Through Coast’s innovative management team working in concert with Northrop Engineers, solutions like the use of Geopiers in lieu of driven and/or cast in place concrete support piles were used. Additionally due to high summer temperatures during daytime hours the placement of the building concrete footings and slab had to be accomplished during night time hours. The erection of the steel structure during early morning hours due to wind constraints were a few of the obstacles Coast had to overcome. The completion of the project was a tremendous success due to Coast’s excellent management team and the concerted team work of all Subcontractors and the cooperation of our Customer, Northrop Grumman.

Subsequent to the building construction Coast was awarded the construction and erection of over 300 feet of special designed radar fence which was required for testing of special ship components which were developed at the test site. The fence installation was a challenge with fence heights up to 65′, installation of highly classified special radar screening and environmental issues. In addition to the challenges, this type of radar fence installation had never been constructed before. Once again, due to Coast’s THINK OUT OF THE BOX attitude this project was also completed on-time and within budget.

 

China Lake

In 2004 Coast Constructors had the opportunity to work with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on a project at the Naval Air Base at China Lake, Ca. The project was to construct a 24,000 square foot pre-engineered metal equipment assembly and test shelter building with an 80′ high ridgeline. The work included mass excavation, storm drains, new roads, reinforced concrete footings and slabs, equipment pads, building insulation, 3 special 73 foot high sliding doors, HVAC system, wet/foam fire sprinkler system, complete electrical system including 2 diesel generators, mechanical and electrical equipment start-up. The contract required that all construction work was to be completed in 6 months. Coast completed the work in less than 5 months. The location of the construction site was in a remote mountain area of the Air Base (40 miles from the base entrance) which caused the project to be a logistic nightmare due to the very hard existing soils and sever weather conditions (6100 feet elevation). Also, the lack of electrical and mechanical utilities compounded the challenges Coast faced. Through Coast’s innovative management team working in concert with Northrop Engineers, solutions like the use of Geopiers in lieu of driven and/or cast in place concrete support piles were used. Additionally due to high summer temperatures during daytime hours the placement of the building concrete footings and slab had to be accomplished during night time hours. The erection of the steel structure during early morning hours due to wind constraints were a few of the obstacles Coast had to overcome. The completion of the project was a tremendous success due to Coast’s excellent management team and the concerted team work of all Subcontractors and the cooperation of our Customer, Northrop Grumman.

Subsequent to the building construction Coast was awarded the construction and erection of over 300 feet of special designed radar fence which was required for testing of special ship components which were developed at the test site. The fence installation was a challenge with fence heights up to 65′, installation of highly classified special radar screening and environmental issues. In addition to the challenges, this type of radar fence installation had never been constructed before. Once again, due to Coast’s THINK OUT OF THE BOX attitude this project was also completed on-time and within budget.

 

Erecting a 3,000 Ton Press

Erected 3000 ton pull down forging press. The single largest piece weighed approx. 300,000 lbs. The press had to be up righted from a horizontal position to vertical, set into the foundation and held in place while the balance of components were installed. The press was held in place by the 1000 ton gantry system. The assembly work required the use of a 500 ton hydraulic crane in tandem with 265 ton hydraulic crane and the Coast 1000 ton gantry system. The project to assemble and install took 4 weeks.

 

Erecting a 3,000 Ton Press

Erected 3000 ton pull down forging press. The single largest piece weighed approx. 300,000 lbs. The press had to be up righted from a horizontal position to vertical, set into the foundation and held in place while the balance of components were installed. The press was held in place by the 1000 ton gantry system. The assembly work required the use of a 500 ton hydraulic crane in tandem with 265 ton hydraulic crane and the Coast 1000 ton gantry system. The project to assemble and install took 4 weeks.

 

Shultz Steel

Coast Machinery Movers delivered and installed the worlds largest all forged, closed die forging press at Shultz Steel. The press was designed in the United States and built in Japan. It weighs five million, three hundred thousand pounds with three of the heaviest pieces weighing almost one million pounds each. A specialized heavy ocean transporter carried the press components across the Pacific Ocean. The heavy Transport ship arrived at the port of Long Beach, CA. Coast utilized the ships 500 ton crane to offload the massive component onto hydraulic trailers, each having one hundred and ninety two tires. In the dead of night, the oversized pieces were transported through a maze of city streets and then were maneuvered into the newly constructed building and placed under Coast Machinery Movers 1000 ton gantry system. Using a network of beams, some weighing as much as 25,000 pounds each, Coast offloaded and set in place the million pound pieces of cargo with the necessary precision and care required by the manufacturer. In just ten weeks, (two and a half weeks ahead of schedule), the world�s largest press was delivered, offloaded and assembled.

 

Shultz Steel

Coast Machinery Movers delivered and installed the worlds largest all forged, closed die forging press at Shultz Steel. The press was designed in the United States and built in Japan. It weighs five million, three hundred thousand pounds with three of the heaviest pieces weighing almost one million pounds each. A specialized heavy ocean transporter carried the press components across the Pacific Ocean. The heavy Transport ship arrived at the port of Long Beach, CA. Coast utilized the ships 500 ton crane to offload the massive component onto hydraulic trailers, each having one hundred and ninety two tires. In the dead of night, the oversized pieces were transported through a maze of city streets and then were maneuvered into the newly constructed building and placed under Coast Machinery Movers 1000 ton gantry system. Using a network of beams, some weighing as much as 25,000 pounds each, Coast offloaded and set in place the million pound pieces of cargo with the necessary precision and care required by the manufacturer. In just ten weeks, (two and a half weeks ahead of schedule), the world�s largest press was delivered, offloaded and assembled.

 

Sapa

Removed obsolete Vessel and scrapped out for customer.

 

Sapa

Removed obsolete Vessel and scrapped out for customer.

 

Amforge Press

Coast transported (rail car) unloaded and assembled 5,000 ton mechanical press.

 

Amforge Press

Coast transported (rail car) unloaded and assembled 5,000 ton mechanical press.

 

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