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Hilldrup Case Study: Our Atlanta Office and Warehouse

Since 2007, Hilldrup Atlanta has been helping families, professionals and businesses move. But in 2018,  it was Atlanta’s turn to move! Our team began searching for a facility that would offer more space for both our employees and our customers’ belongings alike. Fast-forward to less than 12 months and 1,300 pallet positions later, and we were able to successfully embrace the challenge of moving our team and assets with minimal business disruption.

Hilldrup Atlanta – Then and Now 

Hilldrup Atlanta constantly provides an award-winning experience for our customers – and much of that success is attributed to having plenty of secure warehousing space. Between wanting to offer enough square footage of space for our clients’ items to be stored safely, to creating an efficient workspace for our team of 40 employees, the size and location of the new facility was critical.

Originally located in Lawrenceville, GA, Hilldrup’s warehouse space in the Atlanta metropolitan market now totals 90,000 square feet with 7,000 square feet of humidity and temperature-controlled storage. Previously, our Atlanta facility offered 62,500 square feet of warehouse space and 4,000 square feet of controlled storage in total. As far as mileage for the move, our team ended up moving just down the road – just two miles away to the city of Dacula!

And yet, whether moving two miles or 20,000 miles down the road, our team applies the same plan of action.

Challenge

“While we weren’t moving too far in distance, the move created a huge upgrade in Hilldrup Atlanta’s overall facility,” explained Ed Haeussler, VP and General Manager, Atlanta. “We knew the move had the potential to impact employees because we were changing where we’ve always been, so we wanted to keep that in mind and make sure employees wouldn’t be negatively impacted.”

The biggest challenge however, was the volume of the move and the planning it required. Our team ensured that all departments – whether office staff or operations personnel – were able to operate as usual.

“This move required 150 loads of product, between office items, [Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment] FF&E, customer vaults and pallets,” explained Ed. “We needed to disassemble and then reassemble racks for the warehouse as well. We handled the logistics of all that while still taking care of our number one priority – our customers.”

STATS:

  • 12 Month Timeline
  • 40 Employees Impacted
  • 150 Loads of FF&E
  • 810 Storage Units
  • 1,300 Pallet Divisions
  • 90,000sqft of Warehousing
  • 7,000sqft of Humidity and Temperature-controlled Storage

While the final to-dos of the move were completed later on – installing more security systems and technologies around the office – the move experience couldn’t have been more well-strategized and executed.

“This is a new workspace that has never been occupied before,” said Ed. “Employees have been settling in to the new space and are extremely happy and impressed.”

It takes a team that is truly committed to overcoming all move challenges and timelines to complete such a large move for a business. Thanks to Hilldrup Atlanta’s strategic planning, organization and diligence, we continued to keep business moving forward!

 

Contact our Commercial team to learn how we can help your business with its moving, storage and logistics needs today!

 

High view of Hilldrup crates stacked in the warehouse
With 90,000 square feet of storage, Hilldrup Atlanta’s new space offers customers plenty of storage options and solutions for their most valuable items.

 

The back of Hilldrup Atlanta's new warehouse

Thank you to the Hilldrup Atlanta team who truly made this move possible with little business disruption to keeping our operations and customers moving!

 

The interior of Hilldrup Atlanta's warehouse

Beginning in 2019, our team would finalize additional details – including the placement of racking in the new space. We couldn’t be more excited about our upgraded storage offerings in our new facility!

 

The front of Hilldrup Atlanta's new building
Hilldrup Atlanta, now located at 525 Hurricane Shoals Court NE, #200; Dacula, GA, has perks for employees too. Our new facility offers more workplace solutions for our team to assist customers, additional parking and a fresh, new look!