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Mobile Cranes 101

Posted by AME Inc. on 7/30/16 8:00 AM

How well do you know mobile cranes? Let's discuss what a mobile crane is as well as the different types of mobile cranes we use at AME.

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Topics: Cranes

3 Plant Relocation Tips That Will Save You Headaches

Posted by AME Inc. on 6/30/16 8:00 AM

You know the saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When planning your plant relocation, here are three pieces of information to gather sooner rather than later. All three are important items you'll want to discuss with your plant relocation specialist.

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Topics: Plant Relocation

Our Process: How We Prep for Your Plant Relocation

Posted by AME Inc. on 5/24/16 8:57 PM

Once you hire AME for your plant relocation, we get right to work and thoroughly prepare. This prep typically covers four areas:

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Topics: Plant Relocation

3 Questions AME Asks to Ensure Seamless Industrial Equipment Installations

Posted by AME Inc. on 4/27/16 7:00 AM

You’ve signed the agreement for AME, Inc. to facilitate your next industrial equipment installation or factory relocation, but what’s next? Do you just show up at the job site when your new tire manufacturing line is completely setup? Not exactly.

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Why Plant Relocations Are More About Project Management Than Heavy Machines

Posted by AME Inc. on 4/13/16 7:00 AM

When you think of plant relocations and equipment installations, it’s natural to picture hydraulic cranes, optical alignment equipment, millwrights and hand signalers on the jobsite. But what about project managers? While they’re not as visible, they are just as critical to a project’s success… especially if you want it executed safely, on time and within budget!

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Topics: Plant Relocation

How to Objectively Evaluate Equipment Installation and Relocation Agreements

Posted by AME Inc. on 3/30/16 7:00 AM

It’s a best business practice to source multiple request for proposals when you have an equipment installation or plant relocation project. Of course cost is one of the major factors, but there are also a handful of other critical elements to consider when choosing the best option for your organization’s rigging and millwrighting needs.

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Topics: equipment installation agreement

How to Hire Affordable Plant and Equipment Relocation Experts

Posted by AME Inc. on 3/22/16 7:00 AM

 One of the most common questions we’re asked is “How far will the AME team travel for a project?”

Even though the AME, Inc. offices are based in North and South Carolina, we work with many large corporations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that not only have locations in the Southeast, but throughout the entire United States, as well as Canada, Mexico and Europe. We even just completed overseeing a press install in China!

While it’s easy to assume that partnering with an out-of-state industrial contractor would be more expensive, the AME team can travel to most areas in the U.S. and be less expensive than local options.

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Topics: plant and equipment relocation

Asked and Answered: Industrial Precision Concrete

Posted by AME Inc. on 2/29/16 1:27 PM

precision_concrete.pngWhen a project requires industrial concrete that meets specific measurements, AME uses a Precision Concrete technique that includes preparing, forming, pouring and finishing surfaces for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

But what is Precision Concrete? Does every project require this procedure? In this article, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding Precision Concrete and how this process is revolutionizing the way industrial concrete is poured.

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Topics: Concrete

Manufacturing Equipment: 3 Factors for Solid Foundation Installation

Posted by AME Inc. on 2/15/16 1:26 PM

Manufacturing_Equipment.pngThere’s nothing more frustrating than hearing that the manufacturing equipment in your plant isn’t operating properly because it wasn’t installed on a solid foundation. While some foundations move by design, most projects require a base that won’t shift or flex over time.

The reality is that not just anyone can install your machine. You need to hire a reputable industrial general contractor who has experience not only assembling equipment, but more importantly, designing solid foundations. Neglecting to create an infrastructure that will properly support the machine over time can lead to misalignment, expensive repairs and raise safety concerns.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Productive Mechanical Equipment Installers

Posted by AME Inc. on 1/29/16 1:13 PM

Not all mechanical equipment installations are created equal, nor are the people who complete them. From tire factories to paper mills and power plants, each job deserves a project plan that’s retrofitted to your specific needs from a reputable industrial general contractor

To ensure you have the best partner, consider the following habits that separate the expert installers from the amateurs. And, as always, ask for references from past clients who can discuss each of these traits from experience.

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Topics: Mechanical equipment installation

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