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Central Shops: General Labor Crew

The General Labor Crewis comprised of a team of professionals who specialize in material handling and heavy equipment operation. The shop provides a variety of services to the entire West Lafayette campus, the extended Purdue campuses, as well as many external customers.

The staff has the expertise necessary to facilitate a variety of requests. Some of the tasks performed by this shop include:

  • Move office furniture and contents
  • Move, deliver, setup or dispose of lab equipment to include but not limited to: fume hoods, laser tables, and optic tables
  • Transport items for various organizations to off campus events
  • Deliver and maintain the rolling poster boards used by multiple organizations on campus
  • Deliver tables and chairs to various campus locations as requested
  • Deliver construction materials to jobsites. Remove and discard debris from construction jobs

The shop also has the ability to utilize various types of equipment used in moving heavy items to include: heavy duty fork trucks, telescopic fork truck, dump trucks, manlift, electric hoists, A-frames, chain hoists, 512 lifts, and 1012 lifts.
This area also works closely with Marketing and Media to maintain the street banners and with the Purdue Student Union Board to select, deliver, and install the annual Christmas tree PMU.