Manufacturing Plant Expansion

Tacoma, Washington

Owner: Globe Machine Mfg. Co., Inc.

Client Name: Globe Machine Manufacturing Company

Engagement Scope

The Sutor Group was engaged to quantify damages that were incurred by Globe as a result of a delay to plant expansion plans. Completion of The Sutor Group work March 1988. Computed damages approximated $1,900,000.

Project description


Entitlement issues

Whether the defendants in the case, which were Shell Oil Company, Union Oil Company, and Mobil Oil Corporation, were responsible for environmental pollution which was discovered during excavation of a proposed plant site which was to provide needed plant expansion for the increased growth of Globe.

Type of impacts

Labor inefficiency resulting from crowding and disruption to normal work sequence. Transportation, handling and facilities costs for temporary plant facilities. Overtime premium and multiple shift costs.