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4 POTENTIAL FREIGHT HICCUPS BEFORE INSTALLATION

4 POTENTIAL FREIGHT HICCUPS BEFORE INSTALLATION

There are typically two times during the life cycle of a project where there is a flurry of communication between the Drapery Manufacturer’s Project Manager and the purchasing agent or owner representative. The first is during the measurement & digestion of measures process. This portion involves setting up the measurement trip and then checking accuracy and possibly adjusting how the specifications match the reality on site. The second flurry comes as production comes to a close and installation begins.

FREIGHT: THE BASICS

FREIGHT: THE BASICS

Most of the hotels you work on are not in Dallas, TX which is where Quiltcraft is located, or Marietta, GA where Marietta Drapery is located, or the greater Boston, MA area where Contract Décor International is located. The idea is, at some point the product in the factories of the drapery manufacturer must be shipped to a different location for installation. Of course, I’m talking about Freight here. It is a vital part of the overall puzzle and therefore something that all parties should have at least a basic understanding of.

So how does a drape and its hardware make it from the factory to your hotel? That’s the basic question and here is the basic explanation…