Eleven companies bid on former Westinghouse demolition project

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Richland County Land Bank manager Amy Hamrick said the board may award the bid Wednesday at its 1 p.m. regular meeting at the Richland County Courthouse.

Most recently, the land bank became the owner of the former Westinghouse building and its adjacent 14 acres. The dilapidated building is earmarked for demolition. The site will be cleaned up, too.

Demolition could begin as early as this year. Abatement is expected to begin in August.
Demolition bidders

Companies wanting the demolition job and the total bid price for all sections of demolitions, according to a spread sheet provided by the land bank, are:

Dore & Associates, Bay City, Michigan, $2.7 million;

Priestly, King, Ontario, $3.4 million;

Green Demolition, Chicago, $3.8 million;

E&D Excavating, Crestline, $3.9 million;

Homrich, Carleton, Michigan, $4.2 million;

Eagle Abatement, Garfield Heights, $4.2 million;

Renascent Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, $4.4 million;

Target Contractors, Ladson, South Carolina, $4.7 million;

B & B Wrecking, Cleveland, $4.8 million;

Adamo Demolition, Detroit, $6.2 million;

Trifecta Services, Charlotte, North Carolina, $7 million.

Who’s paying for demolition/cleanup?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in April announced the first round of Ohio Department of Development Brownfield Program awards, providing funds for demolition and remediation of the former Westinghouse “A” building and the concrete slab along West Fifth Street.

The governor said the Mansfield project is getting $3 million for cleanup of petroleum tanks and hazardous materials and demolition.

The Westinghouse (Coffman) Building has $4 million for the projects. The city of Mansfield and Richland County each provided $500,000 to the project for a $1 million match, Richland County Commissioner Tony Vero said earlier.

The Westinghouse factory was one of Mansfield’s industrial landmarks. Thousands of area residents spent their working lives at Westinghouse, at one point the city’s largest employer.

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