Talk About a Big Moving Day for Nova Labs. JK Moving Services and robots tackle it.
It took sixteen 28-foot street trucks, 40 professional movers, and two days to move Nova Labs, Inc., into its new building in Fairfax. Nova Labs is a non-profit shared workshop and education center. After its big move, the multifunctional makerspace is settling into its newly purchased 38,600-square-foot building at 3850 Jermantown Road in the City of Fairfax. According to Derrick Washington, executive director of Nova Labs, the organization relocated from its former Reston facility of 18,000 square feet to the new building in the late winter of 2022.
The big move was complicated, according to Washington. It involved moving not only Nova Labs tools and technology equipment to craft, make prototypes, and fabricate, but the CNC (computer numerical control) machines were heavy. They are computer-controlled and provide a level of efficiency, accuracy, and consistency that a manual process would be impossible to achieve. They were vital to Nova Labs.
Chuck Kuhn is the CEO of JK Moving Services, which was tasked with safely transporting the items from one location to another. Kuhn said that, even though the company is probably the largest mover of laboratories and lab equipment on the east coast, the Nova Labs job was challenging.