D&R Riggers & Movers has been in business since 1955. At that time it was the commercial division of Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems (the residential moving division). We grew in the rigging, commercial and industrial moving industries, plus the crating and shipping industries. In fact, we grew so much that we decided to form D&R Riggers & Movers -- now its own separate division.
New Name, Same Great Service
Although our name has changed, we still have that same reputation: reliable, knowledgeable, and professional. We are one of New England’s most-respected machine rigging, commercial, and industrial moving, crating, storage, and hauling companies serving New Hampshire, Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and Maine. We are known throughout New England for our commitment to quality and service.
The Rose Family
The Rose family’s goal was, and always has been, to provide the moving public with innovation, creativity, quality, and customer satisfaction. More than 60 years later, the company continues to provide that same commitment to “quality service all the time, every time!” a full 95% of our business is repeat business. We have the right equipment on hand, an extensive and well-maintained fleet, expert and professional personnel, and the right attitude to serve you. D&R Riggers & Movers is rated an A+ company from the Better Business Bureau.
Some Interesting D&R Case Histories
We like case histories. They’re the best because they demonstrate how well a company solves problems and helps its customers achieve their goals. Can we interest you in some of these case histories? If one of these triggers a question or two, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Relocating a medical manufacturing line from Italy to a new factory in Burlington, MA was no easy task. The line was to be housed inside a clean room located below grade with no ramp or elevator. Low ceiling clearance complicated lowering the machines from the balcony above the pit.
D&R Riggers & Movers developed an innovative staging plan to sling and lower the machines part way onto cribbing, then re-sling the machines to lower them the rest of the way. The result? Another challenging clean-room installation completed (incident-free) by the D&R Riggers & Movers experienced rigging team!
D&R Riggers & Movers were asked to provide customer rigging services to relocate a large walk-in oven from one area in the customer’s factory to another. The massive size of the oven presented a challenge because of tight clearances within the plant. However at 6,000 lbs. it was not especially heavy and could be pushed by hand using Steerman rigging skates. Despite a narrow doorway, the oven was able to be moved in one piece, minimizing production down time and moving expense.
diggins & ROSE was selected to relocate this Manchester, NH window and door manufacturing plant into a new 600,000 sq. ft. plant. Our expert blend of office, industrial, and machinery moving was exactly what was needed to orchestrate a carefully planned 2-year schedule to reduce production downtime.
D&R planned all daily manpower and equipment requirements to move 14 production lines, maintenance, parts, raw materials, and office areas. Crews ranged daily up to 18 riggers and movers with all support equipment. The company reported no claims, no lost production, and the move was finished on budget.
Also, a spray booth was originally scheduled to be disassembled and reassembled at a new location at a cost of $50K in addition to weeks of lost production time. Diggins & ROSE was able to move the spray booth in one piece by custom designing and fabricating a steel angle iron skid on site and removing the booth through the wall of the building. It was loaded and transported as a 16′ wide load from Manchester, NH to the new location in Londonderry, NH.
This long-term client requested relocation of multiple new and existing Jacquard Looms into a new location. Problem: Moving Jacquard looms ordinarily requires removing the Jacquard head from the mezzanine and harness, requiring many hours per loom to rethread the harness. Solution: By using creative rigging techniques to move the Jacquard head, mezzanine, and harness intact, diggins & ROSE significantly reduced downtime.
Diggins & ROSE was invited to bid on a machinery crating project requiring the crating, packaging, and international shipping of a large spin testing chamber. The size and weight of the main chamber presented some crating challenges. Additionally we learned that three identical machines were on order and would also need crating and international shipping overseas. An oversized 12′ wide standard heavy timber skid could have been utilized, but diggins and ROSE felt there was a better solution.
Diggins & ROSE suggested the idea of fabricating a skid made of steel I-beams with wood nailers and a steel deck that could be split into two 6′ wide sections. Once the machine was crated and delivered, the skid could be easily disassembled into two 16′ x 6′ sections and returned to the U.S. for reuse (along with the technicians’ tools) in a 20′ container.
A separate isolation skid was built for the sensitive electronic controls (details shown in slide 4) and additional equipment was skidded, barrier-wrapped, and vacuum-sealed. Since the customer’s facility lacked a dock, we forklifted the units to a tilt-bed Landoll and used that as a dock for loading these items into a 40′ overseas container.
Our customer loved the concept and based on this innovative, outside-the-box solution, awarded the contract to diggins & ROSE. At this writing, the special skid is back in the US, ready for the second machine to be crated and shipped.
When this international company closed one of its Massachusetts plants and redistributed machinery and equipment to five other locations, including internationally, diggins & ROSE handled the entire move, including custom crating for international shipment.
Anything to Share With Us?
Maybe there’s some D&R history you’d like to share with us? Or maybe you have some questions about either company: about Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems or about D&R Riggers & Movers. Feel free to reach out using the contact information below. Thank you for your interest in, and support of, our businesses.
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