Dowling Houy’s Project Overview:
- Project Duration: 12 months
- Square Footage: 25,000 Office / 55,000 Lab
- Location: Billerica, MA
- Core Business: Electronic Paper Display
- Headcount: 235
Dowling Houy’s Project Scope:
- Furniture Management
- Move Coordination
Dowling Houy served as the project manager for this relocation project which moved E Ink from its original Cambridge location to Billerica. Since E Ink did not want to shut down its operations, Dowling Houy created a phased schedule to strategically migrate both the Manufacturing / Lab and Administrative offices, beginning in May 2013 and ending in September 2013.
Dowling Houy wrote and issued the Mover RFP, oversaw that walk through and interview process and provided E Ink with a detailed summary of the top three bidders.
Dowling Houy ran all move meetings for both the lab and office moves and issued weekly minutes. Dowling Houy created the To / From employee database which also tracked the move phase to which employees were assigned. This was used by E Ink’s internal Welcome Committee for Day One Orientation and Safety meetings.
E Ink purchased new workstations and offices, but reused files, seating and conference room furniture. Dowling Houy provided a detailed inventory and database and tracked by phase when furniture migrated to the new building. Dowling Houy created the move labeling system for all staff and Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FFE) that was relocated to Billerica. These actions resulted in no downtime at the two primary locations.
Dowling Houy staffed all office moves (no E Ink personnel participated) and provided Post Move Support for each of the five Administrative moves. Dowling Houy was engaged after the moves to provide E Ink with an inventory of all FFE left in their Cambridge facilities and worked with them to determine liquidation vs. disposal of these products.