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Old 01-03-2009, 10:19 AM
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Default I Am The Expert

at moving my shop, 4 moves in 8 months. I think that I should have my own section here devoted to shop moving and that I should be the moderator.
Anything you need to know about setting up phone lines and internet, new business cards and figuring out your postal code.
Judging how many flatbeds and tilt and loads you will need to move the equipment. What customer trucks you can drive and which ones require a towtruck, and how to sucessfully book the towtruck firm so that everything gets moved in one day at a rate that you can afford.

Getting the air compressors up and running, installing welding plugs, settting up tool boxes and working bays. Trying to find the parts you moved. Repairing the rental truck cause one of your guys had a boo boo.
The best is having to check your mail at four different locations.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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How do customers find you after so many moves
Still trying to be the man my dog thinks I am.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:57 AM
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Big,you can have the title of "moving expert"!
i have moved a local automotive machine shop 4 times in the last 20 years,and all im doing is rigging and driving the forklift.
to move all of that stuff is a BIG job.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:00 PM
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Big has it all on pallets and wheels, load a pallet on the forklift, hook something on the back, and drive to the new location!!

Seriously though, you need to get settled, so that we can start enjoying the pictures of the work that you're doing again.....much more fun than moving!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:12 PM
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4 moves and not picture recorded for all your friends at SFT ? Shame Shame.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:54 PM
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My plan is for my next move to be either to the nursing home or the morgue.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by big rig guy View Post
I Am The Expert
As far as I'm concerned you're The Expert at a lot of things.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:47 AM
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On dialup here at this shop and posting pics is almost impossible. At the next shop I hope to have high speed and can then get back to posting again.

My new year is off to a rocky start

Having to move the shop again
digital camera not working
two converters in my fifth wheel fried
flat tire on my truck
wifes little Morkie killed by a car yesterday
cat came home all beaten up
hot water tank sprung a leak

I sure hope things settle down.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:22 PM
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Big, I thought I had too many moves, 5x in about 10 yrs, but you da winner......but 4 moves in 8 months.....WHY!!!
You did not do it just to get the "expert" tittle did you?:evil:
Sorry for the string of bad luck, guess the start of this year has not been good for a number of us!!!

good luck
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:35 PM
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I am sorry for everyone's bad luck but thankfully everything here is doing fine.
I would like to make one more move but I think I am too old. I have friends and help here that I would not have in a new place. If I moved south I would be closer to the kids and I am sure the wife will go south after I am gone. So if we went now she would already be set up. I would like to go but I just don't think it is in me. Boy a new shop would be great though. I would probably get it built just in time to move to the old folks home. I would also have to start buying new steel.
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