Site Selection Projects
HERRON CONSULTING provides corporate location optimization, site selection, business relocation analysis, incentives negotiation and
economic development consulting services to major US and global companies as well as small businesses. Our site selection
consultants offer clients individualized solutions for remaining competitive in a global marketplace. Following are a few examples of
the successfully completed assignments representative of this work:
AREVA North American Heavy Manufacturing Facility Site Selection.
HERRON CONSULTING location consultants provided site selection and incentives
negotiation services for AREVA's first North American heavy manufacturing facility,
slated to employ more than 500 technical, scientific and production personnel
engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of reactor vessels. Following
rigorous identification of suitable manufacturing locations, we performed detailed
site assessments, economic incentive negotiations with states and communities, and
financial analysis of candidates.
Global Facilities site selection. Our location consultants conducted comprehensive location optimization programs for chemical,
food processing, pharmaceutical, metal working, microelectronics, and general manufacturing projects. Search areas have included
Mexico, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore to name a few regions.
Tate & Lyle. Our site selection consultants managed and worked in a
multidisciplinary team environment to advise the company on optimum locations for
their next sucralose production facility. The search area included North and South
America, Europe, and Asia. We interfaced with communities, states, nations, and
industrial parks to uncover suitable manufacturing locations and specific sites,
assessed labor markets and training programs, examined business environments,
vetted site infrastructure, and negotiated incentives. In 2007 the $196 million plant
was constructed in Jurong, Singapore.
Automotive Site Selection Consultant Experience
- BMW. Automotive assembly plant located in Greer, SC.
- Daimler. Vans and drive train components; project study areas included North
America and Mexico.
- Volvo. US automotive assembly plant; project search area included
- Purem. Automotive filter systems; search area included NC, SC and GA.
- Valeo. Automotive wiper systems; search area included NY, TN, SC and GA.
Aerospace Site Selection Consultant Experience
White-Collar, Food & Beverage, Bio, General Manufacturing
- Boeing. Performed comprehensive site selection for the Evolved Expendable
Launch Vehicle (Delta IV) program, which involved the evaluation of 38 sites
representing 23 cities located in 17 states. The facility, now operated by United
Launch Alliance, was developed at the selected site in Decatur, AL.
- Williams International. Completed a comprehensive site selection program
for an aircraft jet engine manufacturing plant and MRO facility. Developed the
facility and site specifications and site selection criteria, developed a financial
model, prioritized the alternatives and negotiated the incentives packages and
development agreements with the finalist communities.
- Confidential Client - UAV production. This project included assembly, flight
testing and systems integration for a next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle.
Developed the project specifications and prepared the RFI, conducted initial site
verifications and recommended a short-list of potential sites.
- Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Assessed airport sites at several
locations in the Phoenix region for their suitability to accommodate the proposed
Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" production facility.
- Chennault International Airport. Assessed airport related sites for their
suitability to accommodate the proposed EADS aerial refueling tanker production
facility, and prepared a financial impact assessment of the project's effects on
local and regional economic activity.
- Eclipse Aviation. Participated in the site selection program's initial round of
work to identify suitable sites for a general aviation aircraft production facility.
Confidential Wind Turbine Manufacturing. HERRON CONSULTING location
consultants assisted a major global company to develop next-generation wind
turbine manufacturing capacity in the Eastern US. When completed, Project
Falcon will contribute to a significant reduction in our dependence on imported oil
over time, and will substantially reduce the carbon footprint typically associated
with electric power generation. Our services included site selection assistance
and related consulting expertise.
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Advanced Manufacturing. Recently we assisted ceramic tile producer
Ceramica del Conca to select the site for their first US manufacturing operation.
We provided comprehensive site selection and incentives negotiation services
and guided the company through site acquisition and project implementation,
including developing RFPs and soliciting proposals for air permit applications,
environmental site assessments, design-build proposals and consulting engineer
services. Located in Tennessee, the $70 million project produces high design
tiles that are currently exported from Italy to a growing market worldwide.
Inaugurated in 2014, the 320,000-square-foot facility contains administrative
offices, research, showroom and advanced manufacturing operations.