This is not your typical packing and moving job.
Throughout the past few weeks, and continuing for the next few, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines crews have carefully packed, transported and unloaded items ranging from test tubes to specialized microscopes to book collections of PhDs to the new University of Toledo College of Pharmacy facility.
The pharmacy college, which in the past eight years has seen its enrollment nearly double to more than 1,500 students, is relocating its location on the main University of Toledo campus to the Health Sciences Campus.
The new College of Pharmacy building started in early Fall 2009 and the dedication ceremony for the $25 million facility is scheduled for Sept. 3.
The new pharmacy center includes modular laboratories, a 500-seat lecture hall, various sized classrooms, video conferencing rooms, research areas, a public drug information center, a pharmacy museum, offices and many other amenities. The building is designated to receive a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. This certification indicates that the building meets high standards for energy performance, construction pollution prevention and recyclables collection.
Some of the special considerations for the Stevens crews with the College of Pharmacy move include the careful packing and coordination of 24 laboratories and the specific equipment for each lab, and packing and movement of regulated chemicals and substances that must be kept at constant temperatures throughout the move.
The move will be completed by mid-August.
The move of the College of Pharmacy to the Health Sciences Campus helps to integrate the pharmacy studies, faculty and students with other efforts and disciplines taking place on the Health Sciences Campus, including disease treatment research and techmology.