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The former Westinghouse complex served as a backdrop for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine during an April 2022 brownfields funding announcement.
Photo by Jason Molyet and courtesy of the Mansfield News Journal

Idled Ohio factory garners 11 bids

Demo work at former Westinghouse plant in Mansfield, Ohio, could start later this year.

August 1, 2022

Land bank officials in Richland County, Ohio, have reportedly received 11 bids from contractors willing to tackle the demolition of a former Westinghouse factory in Mansfield, Ohio.

A report from the Mansfield News Journal assigns a price tag in the $4 million range for the vacant building, which the newspaper says sits on 14 acres of land. The bids received ranged from $2.7 million to $7 million.

The 11 companies who have bid on the project, along with their bid amounts, are: Michigan-based Dore & Associates, $2.7 million; Ontario, Canada-based Priestly Demolition, $3.4 million; Chicago-based Green Demolition, $3.8 million; Ohio-based E&D Excavating, $3.9 million; Michigan-based Homrich, $4.2 million; Ohio-based Eagle Abatement, $4.2 million; Indiana-based Renascent Inc., $4.4 million; South Carolina-based Target Contractors, $4.7 million; Cleveland-based B & B Wrecking, $4.8 million; Detroit-based Adamo Demolition, $6.2 million; and North Carolina-based Trifecta Services, $7 million.

The former appliance factory ceased production in 1990. In the mid-1950s, when the sprawling complex was at its peak, Westinghouse employed more than 8,000 people, according to the Richland Source.

The News Journal says the Richland County Land Bank may award the bid as soon as this week. Regarding a timeline, the publication writes, “Demolition could begin as early as this year. Abatement is expected to begin in August.”