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August 4, 2010


 AURORA, Colo — Graebel Movers, Inc., a division of Graebel Companies, Inc., recently completed a relocation of library assets for the American River College in Sacramento, Calif. The move required books be transferred to multiple campus facilities while the new library was being built, then moved into the new library once completed.  


American River College (ARC), one of the largest community colleges in California, built a new, three-story library, Boettcher Library, and hired Graebel to facilitate the moving and storage of nearly 62,000 library books. Books were temporarily stored in multiple portable facilities on campus.  Graebel and ARC worked together to ensure the books were organized prior to the first move, so they could be easily located for students and staff during the construction.


After 16 months in the campus storage sites, Graebel set up multiple cleaning stations to remove dust and dirt from the library materials, which included fragile archives prior to the transfer. Larger machine carts were also used for oversized archives to allow them to lay flat and protected.  Graebel used its precise call tag data system to deliver materials properly to their assigned locations.


The transfer took three days to complete, with the first day coinciding with graduation. “We arranged our plan so crews could continue working inside, but not be visible to the public during graduation. No noise was associated with our activity, including truck transport, during their commencement ceremony,” explained Rob Turnage, Graebel commercial account manager.


“We thank the entire Graebel team for getting our books in place,” says Connie Ferrara, public services librarian for ARC. “This move required a lot of attention to keep everything in order, and project conditions were not ideal. Narrow entries and aisles, as well as rainy weather, were obstacles. Thank you for pulling through for us. We enjoyed working with your noble crew, and our students can now easily find the resources they need.”


About Graebel Companies, Inc.

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: