9:00 am - 11:30 am
Innovative Components & Concepts
Selecting the Right Location for Your Nonwovens Facility
Deciding on the location of a new facility involves much more than finding a piece of land or a suitable existing building. A successful site location decision requires satisfying financial and operating requirements and constraints while evaluating a wide range of regulatory, tax, infrastructure, logistics, workforce, capital cost, and quality of life variables. Incentives further complicate the mix with wide variances by state and even from county-to-county.
Quest Site Solutions helps industrial companies decide where to locate their facilities across the United States. Our presentation will offer an overview of the site selection process, from initial definition of the project parameters to identifying, analyzing, and selecting sites to negotiating incentives. With support from design and construction provider, O’Neal Inc., the presentation will highlight how this process incorporates requirements of the nonwovens industry including: new versus existing buildings, water quality and usage, fire protection considerations, heating and air conditioning costs, regional soil considerations and cost impact on new construction.
» Sarah White
Director, Quest Site Solutions
BIOGRAPHYWith more than ten years of experience in site selection, Sarah provides site evaluation and labor and incentives analysis on numerous major site location projects including manufacturing and distribution operations. As a Director of Quest Site Solutions, she works closely with clients on a range of projects. Her site selection experience carries across a wide variety of industries including: chemicals, food, advanced materials, consumer products, forest products, renewable energy, and more. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.