A substantial portion of our work portfolio consists of machinery moving projects. Each and every day we have multiple crews dispatched to move, load, unload or install single to multiple machines at different locations. We’re highly responsive and can dispatch crews quickly to perform this work. These projects are numerous.
Another portion of our work portfolio consists of larger projects with longer durations or projects of a critical nature requiring extensive planning or creative solutions. These are the type of projects represented below in this section. These selected projects represent some of our capabilities and the services we provide. And some are just plain interesting. What we like most about our industry are the variety and the challenges presented each and every day.
Below are selected projects that represent just a small portion of our services and abilities. Click on the projects to learn more. Discover the A&A Difference.
Project Facts Date of Project: July 2023 Location of Project: Bethlehem, PA Equipment used: Multi wheel dollies, toe jacks, misc. lumber, and a scissor lift The A&A Machinery Moving, An MEI Company team was recently brought on to relocate a delicate altar and baldacchino structure within a historic church. The baldacchino, a German-made masterpiece dating back to 1904, needed to be moved approximately 26 feet towards the front of the church to make room for additional pews. The only access to the altar and baldacchino was through a 30” wide single man door which limited the equipment that could be... Read more
Project Facts Date of Project: July 2023 Location of Project: Chester, PA Equipment used: 40/60 Versa-lift with boom and special extension and chain falls. A&A Machinery Moving was contracted by a local recycling company to handle the installation of a new Grizzly Conveyor as well as the removal of an existing model. There was a challenge, however, with limited headroom due to a beam obstructing the front of the conveyor. The A&A Machinery Moving crew successfully overcame this challenge by using a 40/60 Versa-Lift with boom and special extension. The team did a double-point pick on the unit while utilizing... Read more
Project Facts: Date of Project: July 2023 Location of Project: Maryland Equipment used: Hyster 15k lb carrying capacity forklifts with Jib booms, Hyster 8k lb carrying capacity forklift with Jib boom, Scissor lift, 10k lb carrying capacity telehandler, 40/60 Versa-Lift with Jib boom which can lift of 40,000 pounds with the base retracted or up to 60,000 pounds with the base extended, 45-ton crane/boom truck, and a 45’ articulating man lift. A&A Machinery Moving was contacted by an existing customer who acquired a brewery. The job was to remove the remaining equipment from the acquisition’s location. The customer partnered with... Read more
“Cooking” with No Downtime A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. was contracted to replace a Dupps cooker unit at a Central Pennsylvania rendering plant. The cooker unit, with an assembled weight of 141,000 lbs., was replaced during the off-hours of a second and third shift to avoid downtime and maintain production. Project Scope: Phase 1 – Receive & Prep New Cooking Unit Unload the new 125,000 lbs. cooker unit and ancillary equipment in a staging area outside the rendering plant approximately one month prior to the scheduled replacement date. While in the staging area, the cooker was modified with the addition of... Read more
Scope of Work: Perform disconnects of old press Remove and dispose old 300 Ton Bliss press Receive and unload new 300 Ton Komatsu press Transfer and place in location new press A&A Machinery’s 30+ years installing, removing, and relocating manufacturing equipment of all sizes and shapes is one of the many reasons the team was called upon by this local tool manufacturer. They wanted an experienced and safe rigging team to handle their newest asset. Project Details: As this Greater Philadelphia Area metal fabricator and metal engineering supplier continues to grow, so does their manufacturing equipment and capabilities. A brand new 300 Ton... Read more
Scope of Work: Provided turn-key rigging package to delivery and install prefabricated communications building Received prefab building directly from the manufacturer for our customer Stored in our warehouse until project schedule permitted Provided test pick of prefab building with a Versa-Lift at our warehouse prior to delivery Arranged over-dimensional permits and transportation for the 10 ft. x 10 ft. prefab building Picked the prefab building from over-top using a 60/80 Versa-Lift forklift to remove from the trailer and place in location under the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester, PA. Eliminating the need for our customer to hire and manage multiple... Read more
From Light to Dark A large North American manufacturer of commercial lighting products closed their 400,000 sq.ft. plant located in Eastern Pennsylvania. Over the years, A&A Machinery Moving had been the long-standing rigging resource, handling much of the machinery and equipment within the plant. Production at the plant ceased in Mid-October 2017, with a real-estate ready deadline set in mid-December. This timeline gave A&A Machinery Moving less than 60 days to dismantle, load, and remove all remaining assets within the plant, delivering the plant completely empty to the customer on-time. Scope of Work: In accordance to the project scope developed,... Read more
Scope of Work: Remove and load onto trucks, two (2) 3,000HP Cooper LSV-12 gas engines from gas compressor station in Clendenin, WV. Project Details: Remove two (2) 3,000HP Cooper LSV-12 natural gas engines driving KM-4 gas compressors Dismantle into major components prior to removal Two v-blocks Intermediate crankcase Lower crankcase – heaviest piece @ 45,000# Protect exterior ground surfaces from excessive weight Unique Challenges: The units were disassembled into major components prior to removal. This was necessary to due to two multiple factors which include: Removing the units in whole would have required removal and relocation of significant mechanicals, utilities... Read more
Scope of Work: Rig into place GE LM2500, 25MW combustion turbine generator (CGT) weighing 350,000#. Unit was recommissioned into an existing combined-cycle co-generation configuration that has been in layup. Unit rigged into place inside the building using hydraulic sliders. Inside building it was positioned and lowered onto existing cast-in-place anchors. A 70’ slide path with tight entrance into building consisting of approximately ½” clearance each side between unit and building structural columns. Major components were delivered to the site separately; package container module (box), combustion gas turbine, generator, air intake and miscellaneous peripheral equipment. These components were assembled with the... Read more
Scope of Work: Remove six (6) GMVA-8 Cooper integral engines/compressors weighing more than 90,000# each from Cleveland compressor station located in Kanawha Head, WV. Units were rigged and loaded with a jack-and-slide approach utilizing hydraulic sliders and 4-point unified jacking system. Site configuration and PCB contamination created unique challenges. Project Details: Six (6) 1,100HP Cooper GMVA-8 Integral engines/compressors Partial disassembly prior to rigging/loading for dimensional egress Disassemble to 90,000# loaded weight each Cylinder heads removed; dog boxes remained Unique Challenges: Units were configured in a single row inside a building, on independent grade level foundations elevated above a 4’ deep... Read more
Scope of Work: Disconnect and remove 40,500# Kato Synchronous AC Generator from Solar Taurus 70 7.5MW combustion turbine generator for emergency repairs. Unit needed to be rigged from a 2nd floor wall penetration and loaded onto truck. Following generator repairs, rig the unit back into place. Project Details: Remove air intake louvered wall panels Disconnect generator from Solar 70 turbine Remove Kato 40,500# synchronous AC generator Load onto truck Reinstall repaired generator in same manner at later date Reset/level on shims Unique Challenges: The 2nd floor wall penetration from which the generator needed to be removed was only accessible from... Read more
Scope Of Work: Installed 1,750 ton capacity press brake weighing more than 351 tons. This extremely large press brake features a 60’ long bed comprised of two individual 30’ long press brakes which can also be operated individually. Primary equipment used included two Versa-Lift™ 40/60’s with booms and mobile hydraulic crane. Project Details: Four Side frames – 68,000# each Two Rams – 116,000# each Two Aprons – 99,000# each Receiving & unloading components Assembling/erecting Press Brake Mechanical & Electrical connections Utility Connections Read more
Scope Of Work: Disconnect, match-mark, dismantle and load a 2.5 meter Valmet Tissue Machine Mod. DCT100 from Lincoln Paper in Lincoln, ME, where it was installed new in 2006. All ancillary and support equipment such as burners, refiners, pumps and tanks were included in the relocation, along with large bore (>2” diameter) piping. Our scope of work included all mechanical and electrical disconnects, the dismantling, equipment cleaning and export crating and skidding. We were also responsible for coordinating the transportation and heavy hauling provided by 3rd party through the owner. Our unique approach to skidding and packaging included large skids... Read more
Scope Of Work: Turn-key relocation of three (3) vinyl flooring manufacturing lines and associated support and plant equipment. Relocation of the 12’ wide vinyl flooring manufacturing lines conducted in three (3) phases. Scope included all mechanical/electrical disconnects, match-marks and re-installation of manufacturing lines at the destination facility including leveling/aligning and mechanical/electrical reconnects. Start-up support provided following installation of each phase. Before starting the initial phase, the schedule changed substantially due to changes in client’s business conditions and production demands. Schedule changes required the work to start earlier and be completed within a shorter duration. A&A also provided asset recovery services... Read more
Scope Of Work: Relocate a 170,000 lb. used transformer from the ground to a railcar for transport, and subsequent unloading of transformer from railcar at destination site. Crib-supported jack-and-slide system used to load and unload transformer from railcar. Primary equipment consisted of hydraulic jacks, hydraulic slider system and unified structural jacking system. Project Details: Load transformer from ground to railcar Railcar tie-downs Unload transformer from railcar to ground Read more
Scope Of Work: Relocate printing equipment from college print shop from an upper floor to basement area of building. Included in this relocation was a Heidelberg SM52 4-color press that was separated into sections weighing 10,500 lb. and 7,500 lb. respectively. The sections were lowered into the basement through a hatch area. This hatch area or opening to the basement was ‘dimensionally’ shorter than the length of the press sections. Additionally, there was no overhead lift beam or structural rigging point above the opening, nor was there adequate room around the opening to get close to it with a lift... Read more
Scope Of Work: Off-load and erect two (2) fully prefabricated distillation column modules within an actively processing pharmaceutical environment. The project was completed in two phases, seven (7) weeks apart; each phase being one module. Each 58,000lb. module was brought into the building on its side through an enlarged, grade-level temporary wall penetration. The modules were then up-ended into their operating position using 300 ton telescoping gantry and lowered onto anchor bolts in a recessed floor area. The two phases were required to be sequenced in non-preferred order with the first module installed being the once closest to the wall... Read more
Scope Of Work: Replace an infeed water box & elbow and outfeed water box and spool section from coolers at the PSEG Hudson Generating Station fossil fuel plant. The equipment was located in a basement area with tight clearances and low headroom. Our approach consisted of using two (2) low-headroom lift trucks in the basement area. The lift trucks were lowered into the basement through a material handling vertical opening where the overhead (OH) crane lacked sufficient capacity for the load. We used a Model 25/35 Versa-Lift ™ with a boom and cable hoist attachment to lower the lift truck... Read more