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3 vacant mills in western Massachusetts are sold

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Associated Press

LEE, Mass. — A Wisconsin-based development company has bought three vacant paper mills in western Massachusetts and is talking with local officials and others about how to use the properties.

Niagara Worldwide of Niagara, Wisconsin, bought the Columbia and Greylock mills in Lee and the Niagara Mill in Lenox Dale. The sale prices weren’t disclosed.

Niagara President Eric Spirtas told The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1kmp41j ) that his company is working with local officials, other developers and prospective tenants on possible redevelopment of the mills, which were closed more than six year ago by previous owner Schweitzer-Mauduit International. Spirtas also says the company will be seeking the public’s input.

The Columbia and Niagara mills date back to the 1800s, while the Greylock Mill was built in the mid-1960s. All three are in residential neighborhoods.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com 

Prepared by:
NIAGARA Worldwide LLC
Eric J Spirtas
President

USA Address:
WISCONSIN
 – 1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
OHIO – 43840 Ohio #7, Hannibal Ohio, 43931
MISSOURI – 6727 Langley Ave., St. Louis Missouri 63123
+1.314.780.3742 Direct – +1.866.735.9925 Fax
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com
www.niagaraworldwide.com

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NIAGARA Worldwide Managers Participate in New North Inc.’s 10th annual “New North Summit”

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Niagara Worldwide at NewNorth

NIAGARA — New North Inc.’s 10th annual “New North Summit” featured jobs expert and author Edward E. Gordon as the keynote speaker. The conference, sponsored by BMO Harris, was held on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay.

Nick Ghere (Site Manager of the Niagara Development Site) along with Shelly Ghere (Director of Finance) and Don Jacobsmeyer (Director of Real Estate) for Niagara Worldwide were on hand to meet and discuss the regional influence on Niagara managed properties.

With holdings in the Outagamie, Manitowoc and Marinette Counties, Niagara relies on consistent and engaging government programs to spark associated development.

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Key Note Speaker – Ed Gordon

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ASHWAUBENON — It’s not the best of times, it’s not the worst of times.

That would be one way to sum up the message Friday at New North Summit 2013. Presentations at the 18-county economic development organization’s annual meeting highlighted many positive economic aspects in the region and a few worrisome ones, most notably, an existing and potentially growing skills gap.

“The underlying foundation is talent,” said Ed Gordon of Imperial Consulting Corp., the keynote speaker. “Skills are the new currency for this decade.”

Gordon credited New North and other regional organizations, such as the Northeastern Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, Bay Area Workforce Development Board and NewEra educational collaboration, among others, for their efforts in addressing the need for better-qualified workers.

“We need more well-educated and well-skilled Americans. You’re doing a lot. You need to do more,” he said. “For the first time in history, the generation retiring is better educated than the generation that follows.”

Gordon said the United States has a rising tide of vacant jobs, which grew to 7 million last year, including 33,500 in Wisconsin. Two-thirds of jobs that will need filling in the future will be to replace retiring baby boomers. Also, he said, many long-term unemployed have stopped looking.

“The number of people leaving the labor force exceed the number of jobs we created,” he said. “Unless we better educate half of our population, instead of 25 percent, we won’t be able to preserve our freedoms.”

The skills gap could be worse. The economy could be booming and the need for workers even greater, but Dennis Winters, chief of the Office of Economic Advisors in the Department of Workforce Development, said Wisconsin businesses still are waiting for “that big pop” that normally follows a recession. Four years after the recession ended, it hasn’t happened.

Uncertainty is the biggest single deterrent to capital investment by businesses, from government budget battles, sequestration and debt limits to the Affordable Care Act. As a result, Winters said, business is lowering its expectations.

Governor Scott Walker

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Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker joined business, education, and community leaders at the New North Summit in Green Bay today.  The annual event is an opportunity to collaborate and network with the goal of stimulating the economy and building a stronger region.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come together, share ideas, and learn about regional growth opportunities,” Governor Walker said.  “When people are invested in their community and motivated to address the issues and challenges employers face, everyone benefits.”

Some of the topics addressed in this year’s summit include, ways to develop the workforce and close the skills gap, economic trends, how to become a fast-growing company, how to connect to the global marketplace, and the importance of sustainability practices to the bottom line.

Pictures from 2012 Visit to the Governor Mansion – Niagara Development was invited to Tailgate and Network

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker & Niagara Development Site Manager Nick Ghere
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Nick Ghere, Governor Scott Walker, Eric J Spirtas, Ed Maglasang

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With a complete site “Re-Development” located in Marinette county, NIAGARA Development boasts its enhanced benefits.  From Building leases, Commercial landfill expansion to the exploration and prospective development of a Granite Quarry that could be one of the regions largest of its type in years to come, NIAGARA will be a significant provider of jobs to the area.  

“This summit serves as a great source of information and networking for our industrial development,” says Site Manager Nick Ghere.  “We are confident that our facility will continue to grow, create jobs and be seen as a regional success.”

2 Liquidations – 24 MW Biomass Plant MAINE and COMPLETE Biomass Gasification Plant FREIBERG GERMANY

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24 MW Biomass Power Plant – STACYVILLE, MAINE USA

• Amtek L.P. Heat Exchanger
• Amtek H.P. Heat Exchanger
• Grinnell Turbine Extraction
• G.E. & U.S. Motors Sootblowers
• WAPC-Canada Ridgid Precipitator
• Thomas Conveyor/Lane Supply Hopper Augers
• FMC Vibrators, Hopper
• Consolidated Safety Relief Valves
• Consolidated Turbine Extraction Valves
• General Electric Main Transformer
• Westinghouse Precipitator
• Westinghouse 3-Phase Boiler
• Land Instruments, Dynatron & Ametek Computerizes Monitoring Systems
• Zurn Industries MAIN BOILER
• Cleaver Brooks AUXILARY BOILER
• Atlantic Gulf Stack: 8′ I.S. Dia. X 160′ high
• Powex System Water Treatment
• Quantek Oil/Water Seperator
• Philadelphia Waste Tank Agitator
• Philadelphia Rinse Tank Agitator
• Peerless Truck Dumpers
• General Kinematics Destoner
• Atlantic Gulf Hog O.F. I Conv.
• Industrial Services Inside Storage Reclaimer
• Dresser Turbodyne Main Steam Turbine
• Delaval Lube Oil System
• Dresser Emergency Lube Pump
• Bently Nevada Vibration Monitoring System
• Electric Machine/DresserBrushless Main Generator
• Trane HVAC Systems
• Main Air Cooled-#2,#3, #4 GEA P.O. 1953-01688
• Main Air Cooled – #1 (Deflagmeter) GEA P.O. 1953-01688
• Kinema Steam Jet Air Ejector
• Baltimore Aircoil Cooling Tower
• Cataract Steel Indust. Gland Seal-Turbine
• Zurn Industries Pressure Vessels
• Feedwater, Clearwell, Decant Caustic Tank, HCL,
Neutralization Waste Water, Concentrated Waste
Water, Rinse Water, Cooling Water, Oil Storage, Reuse
Water, Hot Well & Process Condensate Tanks
Complete Biomass Power & All Equipment

CHOREN Biomass Gasification Plant
FREIBERG GERMANY

• Aggretech/MTU 1400 Emergency Generator
• V340 Emergence Generator
• Aerzen / Siemens Geafol Transformers
• Switchgear: low and medium voltage
• Elektrotechnik / Automatisierung
• Kaeser CSD 102T BSD72T
• Diesel Fire Pump, FH-AD 1086-07
• KSB Pumps, Etanorm MX 150-400
• Holzhauer Pressure Maintenance Pump, FH-VJ-2-25/12
• Wastewater System, Gutling / LED Italia TC 60,000
• Cold Water Systems
• Chiller Grasso FX PP 2X350 Duo
• Heat Exchangers
• Cooling Towers
• Fan Coolers
• (4) Nitrogen Compressors, VPT 55-14 RS C
• Bauer GIB15.3 Nitrogen Compressor w/Storage Battery
• Hydrogen Diaphragm Compressor, MKZ 630-10/280-40 Hofer
• Thermal gas Disposal Flare System
• 3-Stage Steam Turbine Generator
• Tank Farm: (5) Storage Tanks w/100 Cubic Meters, 500 m
• 3 Flat Bottom Tank

Choren’s Beta Gasification Technology was used in sustanableCO2 neutral fuel production from organic feedstock.  Decomissioned in 2011 the plant and equipment, much of which is less than 2 years old, was never installed and is brand new, and will be liquidated and sold at a deep discount.

Some Equipment Never Installed – Huge Quantity of Newer Equipment

For additional information call Burdette Wilber 314-616-8422 or Eric J Spirtas 314-780-3742

www.niagaraworldwide.com 

BORALEX/SHERMAN – LOCATION – STACYVILLE, MAINE USA

Niagara Worldwide is headquartered in Niagara, Wisconsin
and with the executive offices located in St Louis (Creve
Coeur), Missouri and Manalapan, New Jersey, Niagara
Worldwide is a nationally recognized, innovative firm.

NIAGARA DEVELOPMENT COMMITS TO A 2012 FACE LIFT

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January 16, 2012 – NIAGARA WISCONSIN (For Immediate Release)

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NIAGARA DEVELOPMENT COMMITS TO A 2012 FACE LIFT 

 

Niagara Development is quickly approaching its February 11th one year anniversary as owner of the former NewPage Paper Mill in Niagara Wisconsin and operator of the 1,300 acre property conversion that straddles the Menominee River in both Dickinson and Marinette Counties.

After exhaustive research and on site review from industry experts and business redevelopment teams from around the region, it has become clear that many of the “purpose built” structures on the site were not an advantage to new comers, but as stated by most suitors, a deterrent to utilization and restoration.  “NIAGARA has engaged real estate and construction professionals alike to walk the vacant buildings that were used for the manufacturing of ‘Paper’, ‘Pulp’ and ‘Power’ in order to outline options that fit the areas reuse plan.  Every response focused on the difficulty of conversion to standard industrial use,” says President of NIAGARA Development, Eric J Spirtas.  “Every professional sees the immediate value in the; Shipping, Coating and Warehouse buildings, but highlights a ‘disconnect’ when considering the reuse of the remaining large multi-story industrial buildings.”

Recently a National firm contacted NIAGARA Development, offering to buy all of the structures and associated equipment at the facility to “Demolish and Scrape” the entire site, creating a cleared brownfield parcel.  This proposal did not fit NIAGARA Development’s desire or intent.  Instead NIAGARA Development took this opportunity to strategically plan the retention of the most marketable buildings, while accepting parts of the original proposition, which will result in the removal of the un-usable buildings.  This work will start immediately and will open up the remainder of the site for re-purposing of any type.  “Removing the unsuitable buildings will provide NIAGARA with a unique opportunity to market available space to any type of company and then specifically design buildings and usage patterns that fit the needs of today’s buyer,” says Spirtas.

The company removing the unusable structures will also spend a significant amount of money getting the railroad back in full operation giving NIAGARA Development a distinct advantage in marketing the property to new businesses.  “Bringing in upgraded rail will be a benefit to the mill property’s long-term redevelopment plans providing greater value to the remaining buildings,” says Niagara Mayor, George Bousley.  “Rail will be rebuilt from Kimberly Road to the mill site.”

“The Niagara facility offers some exceptional opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin for manufacturing and warehousing/distribution,” according to Tom Scheuerman, CPA, and managing broker of Grubb & Ellis|Pfefferle in Appleton, WI.  “From our vantage point, the repositioning and reuse of a former manufacturing facility like in Niagara offers great advantages for both companies looking for affordable space with excellent attributes and local communities with outstanding ready work forces.  In order to attract new business into an area, we have seen that facilities like Niagara are critical to that process because they are on-line and ready for occupancy.  This facility offers some exceptional manufacturing space, low-cost power, waste water treatment, expansion capability, rail service and hundreds of acres of land that can be very attractive to new businesses.”

Spirtas continues to show his commitment to the local area by setting up his corporate headquarters known as NIAGARA Worldwide at the Mill.  He will be using the former Clubhouse building as his main offices.  Extensive renovations are underway in that structure right now for occupancy in the next few weeks.  NIAGARA Worldwide specializes in services ranging from; Acquisitions, Consulting, Contracting, Development, Mining, Liquidation, and Trading.  Niagara Worldwide is NIAGARA Development’s first tenant setting up its operation in the notable Clubhouse building.

“The NewPage Niagara Mill redevelopment team named the Upper Menominee River Area Alliance (UMRAA), including New North, Inc., continues to focus on repurposing the mill site,” said Jerry Murphy, Executive Director of New North, Inc., the economic development organization of the 18-county region of Northeast Wisconsin, known as the New North region.   “The Redevelopment team looks forward to continuing to work with NIAGARA Worldwide to market the existing mill site for future use.”

“The current ownership of Niagara is optimizing the site and removing old buildings that are functionally obsolete and a deterrent to future use and development.  This will enhance the site and allow for expansion capability around the structures that are usable for manufacturing and warehousing.  This approach of preparing sites and redevelopment of the facilities offers the greatest opportunity to attract new business.  We have seen this formula work successfully in other communities,” says Scheuerman.

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For more information about; NIAGARA Development or NIAGARA Worldwide, contact Eric J Spirtas – 314.780.3742 or by email at eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com or through the company web site – www.niagaraworldwide.com.

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ADDITIONAL “CLUB HOUSE” HISTORY AND INFORMATION:

The first Club House was built in the year 1907 with the formal opening early in 1908.  The original building included a soda fountain, a small ice cream parlor, poolroom, shower and locker rooms, bowling alleys, and the gymnasium, which served alternately as gymnasium and theater.  A second floor housed the library, a dining room and kitchen, and rooms rented by the Masonic Lodge.  The Club House was rebuilt in 1926, with only the gymnasium of the original building remaining.  The bowling alleys were moved to the west side of the building, the ice cream parlor was enlarged as was the soda fountain, and the large lobby was constructed and furnished.  In addition, the second floor at that time had a modern kitchen, dining room: a Women’s Club Room, and lodge Rooms.

The Papermill Workers’Unionmaintains an office there.  The Skating Club used the Club facilities for planning their Annual Ice Review.  The second floor housed the Village Offices, and there was a Village Board Room.  The Post Office was located in the northeast corner of the first floor, and the Girls Scouts maintain a room on the second floor for their meetings.  The Niagara Community Club remained a truly “community” affair, for few activities of theNiagaravillage came into being without the Club playing some part.

September 15th, 2011 – 2:30pm (CST) – Valuable Property Auction handled by NIAGARA Worldwide – 500 North Pine Street, Iron Mountain Michigan 49801

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Great opportunity on an IRON MOUNTAIN Michigan

Industrial Property

Come and Join us to participate or just come and watch.

Highlights

  • MAIN Building – 17, 500 Sq Ft
  • OFFICE Space – 2,400 Sq Ft
  • LUNCH Room – 400 Sq Ft
  • FIVE – 5 Ton Hoists on 10 Ton Bridges
  • Block and Metal Construction
  • Electrical, Heating, and Gas Updated in 1995

Description

(“2”) Former Metal fabrication Shops (IRON MOUNTAIN and WHITE PINE MICHIGAN), are up for AUCTION / LIQUIDATION.

For a flyer of available property, click on the picture below.

or our main site – http://www.niagara worldwide.com.

The building,
complete with; electric, water, and sewer systems will also be liquidated
(“September 15th 2011”). Buildings are ready for occupancy with cranes and
utility distribution.

Contact me today to discuss complete purchase of Land and BUSINESS, all in place and ready to operate.

Iron Mountain
Michigan is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. It is 2 hours from Green Bay, 3 1/2 hours from Milwaukee, and 5 hours from Chicago.

Iron Mountain is one of the largest cities in the Upper Peninsula and offers everything from lush forests, miles of rivers and streams, four seasons of outdoor recreation, and abundant wildlife, art, and music festivals, museums, Pine Mountain Ski Jump, famous sport competitions, along with unique shopping and dining opportunities.

CLICK ON PICTURE FOR FULL BROCHURE AND FLYER

Contact me today with Questions!

Eric J. Spirtas – Niagara Worldwide LLC – 1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin, 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.comwww.niagaraworldwide.com

September 15th, 2011 – 10:00 (EST) – Valuable Property Auction handled by NIAGARA Worldwide – 29784 Willow Road, White Pine Michigan 49971

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Great opportunity on a WHITE PINE Michigan Industrial Property

Come and Join us to participate or just watch.

Highlights

  • Main Building, Insulated 68,000 sq ft
  • Two Story Interior Office 22,000 sq ft
  • Cold Storage 14,400 sq ft
  • FIVE Cranes – 1 – 20 T, 1 – 15 T, 1 – 10 T, 2 – 3 T
  • New Heating and Lighting
  • New 400 Amp and 1200 Amp Transformers

Description

The Customer Metal Fabrication, Inc property consists of several warehouse, manufacturing buildings that are in great shape and ready for use. Set for industrial use, these buildings and the subsequent property can support new and existing manufacturing needs. One rail inside, Two side doors at dock height. 10 acres of asphalt.

One spin-off of the old mine is going strong. The White Pine Copper Refinery purifies copper from the Hudson Bay Mining smelter in Manitoba. It has fired up its old 40-megawatt power plant and updated it. It also created a subsidiary, now separately owned, called, White Pine Electric Power, It sells the electricity produced here to UPPCO, the U.P. power company.

CLICK ON PICTURE FOR FULL BROCHURE AND FLYER

Contact me today with Questions!

Eric J. Spirtas – Niagara Worldwide LLC – 1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin, 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.comwww.niagaraworldwide.com

1512 Washington – Manitowoc Wisconsin 54220 – NIAGARA Worldwide will work with EJ Spirtas Manitowoc LLC and Manitowoc Development Patners LLC to Re-New this City Block

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What do we do with this “Historic City Block”?

First Thought… Redevelop…?

Second Thought… Wreck…?

Anyone?  Anyone?

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CLICK HERE (“OR”) ON THE PICTURE TO ACCESS THE LOOPNET LISTING

Attachments

 
Historic Mirro Building
Developed By: EJ Spirtas Manitowoc, LLC
5 Building Complex
7 Story High Rise – 500,000 Sq Ft
6 Story High Rise – 400,000 Sq Ft
3 Story – 250,000 Sq Ft
5 Story Connector – 150,000 Sq Ft
3 Story Connector – 125,000 Sq Ft
6 Acre Property

Historic Downtown Development Opportunity

Take your business to 1512 Washington Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Building Description

The historic Mirro plant has more than 1,000,000 square feet of space on a 7.49 acre redevelopment site that is located on the edge of Historic Downtown Manitowoc.

Within walking distance of downtown amenities such as the Capitol Civic Centre, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, Manitowoc Riverwalk, Manitowoc Marina, Manitowoc Yacht Club, Mariners Trail, Lake Michigan, Library, Farmers Market, SS Badger Lake Michigan Car Ferry and dozens of shops and restaurants, this is a development opportunity that is immediately available.

Building Information  Utilities
Address: 1512 Washington Manitowoc, WI
Electricity supplier:  MPU
Total sq ft available:  1,408,520
Gas supplier:  WPS
Number of stories: 7
Municipal water:  Yes
Ceiling heights: 8’5″ to 12’7″ 
Water source:  Lake Michigan 
Site size (ac):  7.49
Peak capacity at water plant:  11 mgd 
Topography: Flat
Peak capacity at sewerage plant:  15.5 mgd 
Setting: Downtown    
Zoning: Industrial Telecommunications  
Former Use:  Mirro Fiber
Optics:  Yes
Digital switching:  Yes
Transportation Nearest major highway:  US Hwy 151/10 Incentives  
Distance to nearest highway: Adjacent Development Zone Tax Credits   
Number of lanes: 2 Industrial Revenue Bonds  
Nearest interstate:  I-43 Revolving Loan Fund   
Distance to nearest interstate:  4 miles  TIF  
Number of lanes:  4 Technology Zone Tax Credits   
Nearest commercial airport:  Austin Straubel
Distance to nearest airport:  40 miles     
Rail service:  No    
Nearest port facility:  1 mile


Terms
Leasing Rate:  Negotiable
Lease Type:  Negotiable
Sale Price:  Negotiable
 
Building Contact 
Name: Eric J. Spirtas 
Phone: (314) 432-7733
 
Community Contact 
Name: Dave Less 
Title: City Planner 
Organization: City of Manitowoc 
Address: 900 Quay St 
City: Manitowoc 
State: WI
ZIP: 54220
Phone: (920) 686-6930
Fax: (920) 686-6939
Email: dless@manitowoc.org
Web: www.manitowoc.org