Specialized Laboratory Moving
& Sensitive Relocation Services -
Safe, Secure and Always in Compliance
Every commercial move is a challenge, but laboratory moves and relocations require a whole new level of detail, planning and experience.
We are located in eastern and central Massachusetts, in the heart of the US biotechnology and life sciences industry … So, we have moved our share of labs over the years.
We work with all types of commercial labs – for research, testing, diagnostics – to ensure a smooth and safe transition from one location to another.
Given the nature of the industry, and its dependence on grants and other investments, labs need to move, expand, consolidate and de-commission all the time.
There is nothing routine about a lab relocation.
Commercial laboratories are highly sensitive business operations involving expensive and often-fragile equipment that cannot easily be replaced. Sometimes, a piece of equipment could house many years of vital research that cannot be replicated. There is no room for error with these types of moves.
Commercial labs often operate in heavily regulated environments that require extensive monitoring, safety protocols and documentation. We will work with your compliance team to ensure your move is meeting all monitoring (chain of custody), safety and other transportation regulations.
Where we serve
We are a Massachusetts-based company with offices in Framingham, Boston and Worcester. We serve businesses with departing locations in New England and the Northeast, but our destinations can be anywhere in the world.
Call us at 508-877-6600 to set up an appointment
Our Proven Process
Over the course of 40+ years, AST Business Movers have established a proven process that will assure you of a smooth move and peace of mind.
It’s a four-step process …
1. Pre-Move Planning
2. Pre-Move Preparation
3. Moving Day (or Days)
4. Post-Move Cleanup and Quality Checks
Here are the essential elements in our move process:
We provide all the moving equipment
Before the move, our team will provide you with the necessary moving equipment. The moving industry has come a long way in recent years. And that goes for the equipment we now use to make our moves safer, most efficient and less costly.
- Purge and Shred Bins
- Crate and Dolly
- Computer Packing
- Building Protection
We train your move coordinator
At the beginning of this process, we will ask you to assign a move coordinator. This will be an individual or a team of people who will be responsible for interacting with our moving team. We will train your coordinator (or team) to acquaint them with our entire process and be aware of all upcoming responsibilities.
We understand IT moving
Technology plays a vital role in every business today. You cannot afford an extended disruption or worse, a permanent loss of data. We offer IT moving as part of our business and lab moving services, but also as a standalone service.
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We provide non-union or union crews
Union moving crews are essential for some businesses – for not for all. We respect that choice and can provide your moving assignment with union moving crews upon request. Just let us know ahead of time and we’ll be sure to meet your requirements.
We offer flexible scheduling
Depending on your needs, we can provide off-hours scheduling to minimize interruption of your business day. For larger moves, we can also provide staggered scheduling to spread out the move over several days so only one department is interrupted at a time.
We have the capacity to handle rescheduling
90% of initial moving dates are reschedule due to issues with build-out, leases, delivery of furniture, etc. AST Business Movers has the capacity of over 100 trucks and 350 professional movers and we have always accommodated our clients changes in date. ALWAYS!
We manage the permits and building requirements: Certificates of Insurance and proper parking permits make sure your moves happen on schedule.
If you are thinking about moving your business, we invite you to call us for an introductory and confidential discussion. We urge you to call as early as possible. Planning is a big part of this process.
Please call Peter Griffin at
508-877-6600 or email
Price & Service Guarantee
Every service we offer comes with a ironclad price and service guarantee. When we give you an estimate, it will be detailed and guaranteed. You also don’t get billed until the job is done and you are completely satisfied with the work. We’ve been doing it this way for 30 years and we don’t see any reason to stop.