Bids for Westinghouse demolition in Mansfield range from $2.7m to $7m

Demolition of the old Westinghouse building at 200 E. Fifth St., Mansfield is progressing.

The Richland County Land Bank opened 11 bids Friday morning for the estimated $4 million project.

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Richland County Land Bank Director Amy Hamrick said council could award the bid Wednesday at its regular 1 p.m. meeting at the Richland County Courthouse.

More recently, the land bank took ownership of the former Westinghouse building and its adjoining 14 acres. The dilapidated building is slated for demolition. The site will also be cleaned.

Demolition could start this year. Slaughtering is expected to begin in August.

Demolition bidders

The companies desiring the demolition work and total bid price for all sections of demolitions, according to a spreadsheet provided by the land bank, are:

  • Dore & Associates, Bay City, Michigan, $2.7 million;
  • Priestly, King, Ont., $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, SC, $4.7 million;
  • B&B Wrecking, Cleveland, $4.8 million;
  • Adamo Demolition, Detroit, $6.2 million;
  • Trifecta Services, Charlotte, North Carolina, $7 million.

Who pays for the demolition/cleanup?

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

The governor said the Mansfield project is receiving $3 million for oil tank and hazardous materials cleanup and demolition.

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The Westinghouse building (Coffman) has $4 million for the projects. The City of Mansfield and Richland County each provided $500,000 to the project for $1 million in consideration, Richland County Commissioner Tony Vero said earlier.

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

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