When ProPortion Foods decided that it would leave its Los Angeles home for a new, larger facility in Round Rock, Texas, the family-owned business worked out a plan. The company would gradually wind down production at the larger of its 2 plants in California while ramping up production in Texas. It would transfer its equipment and operations, one line at a time, from the old facility to the new. New employees would be steadily brought in, and the entire operation would have been transferred smoothly over the course of about nine months.
That was the plan, at any rate.