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 an auction company to sell off the remaining assets and the A&A Machinery Moving team was to remove, load and deliver the following assets.
Load and Deliver
(1) 60 Barrel Brew House which was dismantled into 5 main components, loaded, and shipped to Canada
(24) 180 Barrel stainless fermenter tanks (24’ tall x 9’ diameter)
(3) 120 Barrel stainless fermenter tanks (21’ tall x 9’ diameter)
(2) Outdoor silo
(1) Spent Hopps silo
Misc. chillers, compressors, process skids, small holding tanks, filling line, etc.
The company who originally installed the 180 Barrell Stainless Fermenter tanks cut a hole in the roof of the building and used a crane to lift the top of the tanks to stand them up. Then, the legs were welded on after the tanks were in an upright position. However, our crew, with their expertise and ingenuity, developed an alternative plan that proved to be both efficient and safe. Instead of modifying the building or the tanks, the team utilized three forklifts with jib booms to carefully lay the tanks horizontally inside the building, with the legs remaining intact. Then, the team dollied the tanks while they were in a horizontal position onto A&A Machinery Moving trucks as the site had dock-level access only. Our crew skillfully maneuvered the tanks around the site and staged them in the parking lot for convenient loading.
The crew’s successful implementation not only showed problem solving and dedication, but also the advantages of exploring innovative solutions in challenging situations. The project was completed 4 days before the removal deadline.