Ocean Spray has begun the first stage of its relocation from Bordentown City, New Jersey to Upper Macungie Township in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Construction commenced on the new facilities, which are slated to open in September 2013, bringing with it an anticipated 165 new jobs. This large scale move is likely to have several corporate relocation companies competing for the job.
In 2011, the New Jersey Times reported that qualified non-union workers at the New Jersey plant would be offered attractive relocation packages. Although the drive is only about an hour and a half, professional relocation movers add value by offering full service options covering everything from the pack to the reset.
Ocean Spray cites lower utility and operational costs in Pennsylvania as key to the change of address. Corporations can consolidate moving costs by opting for professionally managed packages.
Companies following Ocean Spray's lead in order to reduce costs should look for corporate movers that offer full management of every facet of the move. This may help these businesses increase accountability and plan a fixed budget.