AURORA, Colo. (August 20, 2010) — This week, Graebel Movers, Inc., a division of the Graebel Companies, Inc., released a case study regarding the recent commercial relocation of Office Products Recycling Associates (OPRA) and its subsidiary, Global Re-Source Funding (GRF). Graebel Movers’ service center, Graebel Kansas City Movers, Inc. was awarded the relocation by this global leader in reverse logistics.
OPRA has relocated five times since its inception in 1995, each time moving into a larger facility. For the latest relocation, OPRA needed a relocation company who could precisely execute the move so as not to cause costly down-time or inhibit its ability to handle order fulfillment. Awarded the project, Graebel met with OPRA multiple times to jointly plan the relocation. During the three-day, weekend move, Graebel packed office furniture, supplies and warehouse rack systems and moved over 500,000 products to the new warehouse.
OPRA is a global leader in reverse logistics of recycled products. Through direct sales and fundraising activity, it collects over 2,000 SKUs of ink and toner cartridges and electronics. The items are sent to certified re-manufacturers worldwide to rebuild and remarket goods to consumers at a lower cost. Keeping this in mind, and being an eco-friendly company itself, Graebel used reusable crates and carts throughout the project, protected the buildings with Mat-a-Door® protective pads, and wrapped sensitive equipment in reusable pack materials. Relocation services included disassembly, transport, and re-assembly of rack systems; and the relocation of 400 pallets of inventory to the new facility.
“Our relationship with OPRA and GRF continues to expand,” says Paul Wilson, business development director at Graebel. “As good corporate citizens, we are helping to connect them with a potential partner, strategic to their operation. Graebel is more than a mover. We view our clients as long-term partners, assisting them to grow their businesses whenever an opportunity presents itself.”
About Graebel Companies, Inc. (www.graebel.com)
Graebel is a global relocation company that provides worldwide relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, move management and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a wholly owned, privately held company boasting a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology and processes, and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100. Graebel Relocation was honored with first-place among relocation companies in the 'HRO Today' 2010 Baker's Dozen. 2010 marks the 60th anniversary for Graebel in the relocation and moving industry. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com