Demand A “Boxless” Move
Save $$$$$ Save the Planet
A “boxless” move means moving your contents in the furniture rather than the contents and the furniture!
1. No Downtime – What’s better than saving the drudgery of emptying lateral files, desk drawers, or warehouse small parts bins? Since employees don’t stop to pack and unpack, they keep working and you stay in business. The dollars saved by avoiding nonproduction employee downtime is all the justification your company needs to not hire a lower-priced mover.
Desks are moved by tipping them on end and onto a four-wheel dolly, but you don’t have to pack up the contents to avoid a jumbled mess at your new location. With Space Gobblers™ inflated inside the drawers, items are immobilized and held in place.
2. No Disruption – Files are accessible practically up to the moment they’re rolled out the door.
No packing and unpacking eliminates lost and mixed up files.
3. No Damage – With “boxless” move technology, cabinets are lifted straight up minimizing the risk of damage to both cabinets and floor surfaces.
4. It’s GREEN – A “boxless” move supports your company’s GREEN Initiative program and answers the cry for GREEN technology. Not having to pack contents reduces the need for boxes and other packing materials, so less ends up in the landfills. Moving the contents in the furniture rather than the contents and the furniture reduces volume, which means fewer truck loads and, therefore, less fuel used and pollutants emitted. Space Gobblers™ are also reusable and long-lasting.
By addressing the common complaint of employee loss time and distruption, the “boxless” move is changing the way businesses relocate. Find a Certified “Boxless” Mover in Your Area.
January 22, 1997 Wall Street Journal
Can I Put You on Hold? We’re Moving Our Offices
ATLANTA–Office moves without boxes? Ed Katz’ inventions are making that a possibility.
The 52-year-old head of Peachtree Movers Inc. several years ago was almost driven out of business by larger competitors. So, he puzzled over customers’ most common complaint–the packing and unpacking of boxes and the disruption they bring, even for a move of only a few miles.
Soon Mr. Katz had invented the “space gobbler” and “spider crane,” products that eliminate the need to pack and unload. “Businesses can work up until the time of the move,” says Mr. Katz, “and come to work after the move with everything in place.”
Here’s how the machines work: The spider crane moves lateral file cabinets fully loaded by lifting the files high enough with suction to roll a specially designed steel dolly underneath. Cabinets lifted straight up by suction suffer no torque damage and eliminate the possibility of mixing up or losing files.
Office-furniture giant Steelcase Inc., which voids file-cabinet warranties if they are moved loaded, is making an exception for files moved with the spider crane after testing it with a fully loaded five-drawer cabinet weighting 1,000 pounds. “It’s almost impossible to drop the file or damage it with the spider crane,” says Frank Doezema, Steelcase product manager.
The space gobbler, meanwhile, offers similar relief from loading and unloading desks. Using plastic air bags inflated at the office with portable blowers, movers can essentially shrink-wrap a desk–and its belongings–keeping all the contents in place.
MCI Communications’ Atlanta-area office uses Peachtree Movers weekly. “We can’t afford the downtime,” says Greg Mueller, MCI project coordinator. “Moves that took two or three days are now done in one day.”
— Monica Langley