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Lenox Development, three paper mills with one dynamic vision for redevelopment in Lee, MA

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Lenox Development is headed towards closing in Lee, MA. Three separate former paper mills within a 2-mile radius are on the drawing board for comprehensive redevelopment. The three properties include 400,000 sq. ft. of buildings on 72 acres with rail and a variety of reuse amenities available. In May 2008, Schweitzer-Maduit closed the three paper mills, allowing for this redevelopment opportunity. Niagara’s resume bodes well for the three mills and the town, according to Lee, MA officials. “They have extensive experience with older buildings and a solid financial background,” said John Philpott, a member of the Lee Community Development Corp.

The Niagara Redevelopment Team is looking for the best way to reintroduce the properties to the community with a possible mix of industrial and residential development. All three properties are ready for reuse.Image

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April 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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Ready to Use Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Technology sought from CHOREN Beta Facility

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The CHOREN Beta Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Refinery is the focus of beta plant developers in need of the ready to use equipment located at the former CHOREN site in Freiberg, Germany. The like new condition of the right sized beta equipment and the extensive value of the ready to use Fischer-Tropsch machinery and systems appear to be of key importance to international buyers. The Niagara Team to date has found several worldwide entities working on beta-sized production facilities. There is a growing number of companies looking to move up to beta level production in their Gas to Liquids pursuits. While Niagara still negotiates the sale of the specialty Fischer-Tropsch equipment with interested buyers, Niagara expects more FT suitors until the equipment is ultimately sold, the former CHOREN facility has an abundance of redundant systems that remain available and FAM continues to schedule talks.Image

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March 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

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Who ever heard of used industrial equipment still wrapped in plastic from the manufacturer.

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Hugo Volk, Manager of European Operations, is conducting a second site visit at the former CHOREN Biomass Gasification Refinery in Freiberg, Germany.  This time, working with a party from the Middle East interested in the Siemens / Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch Steam Turbine Unit.  The high interest is over the cost saving of the CHOREN equipment, much of the equipment was never used.  As you can see in the photos, the equipment is still wrapped in plastic for shipping from the manufacturer.   “The technology and subsequent equipment at the former CHOREN plant is unprecedented. Where else can you find this level and volume of virtually new equipment”, said Hugo Volk.  The CHOREN Facility covers 7 acres and was a beta plant used for sustainable CO2 neutral fuel production.

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January 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

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NIAGARA is in the News – Former Mirro Building is ready for Reclaimation

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Fox News – Fox 11 Green Bay – New life for innards of Manitowoc Mirro plant – Spirtas’ Niagara Worldwide is Engaged!  10 Thousand Tons of Wood at Stake.

“It’s been eight years and people understand that this building will not make or press pans anymore,” said Eric Spirtas, president of Niagara Worldwide, an industrial reclamation and demolition company.

FOX 11 reports on the Mirro Building in Manitowoc Wisconsin

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http://www.fox11online.com/news/local/lakeshore/new-life-for-innards-of-manitowoc-mirro-plant

ABC News – WBAY Green Bay – Reclaiming History Underway at Old Mirro Plant in Manitowoc

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abc 2 WBAY reports on Mirro Building – Manitowoc Wisconsin

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http://www.wbay.com/story/24244730/2013/12/17/reclaiming-history-underway-at-mirro-plant-in-manitowoc#.UrDrS-qn-2I.gmail

“You walk in here and you think you can immediately renovate this building and put someone in here for service,” Eric Spirtas said, who bought the building in 2005. “That’s not the case.”

Shortly after Spirtas bought the building, the Great Recession hit.  Finally, his reclamation is underway.

“People understand this building will not make or press pans anymore,” he said. “Our goal is to create something that’s usable, economically feasible.”

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December 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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Owner of 24 MW Biomass Power Plant in Sherman Maine Turn Down $300,000 offer for its Deaerator

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Rest assured, the Sherman 24 MW Biomass Power Plant is still intact with all necessary equipment for reinstallation. “We have been fielding offers for separate pieces of equipment at the Sherman Facility with the latest being a $300,000 offer for a Deaerator. We again turned down the offer and maintain our commitment to keeping the Sherman Power Plant intact for fast track reinstallation”, said Eric J. Spirtas, President of NIAGARA Worldwide.Image

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November 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

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60 million tons of Basalt Reserves at the Niagara Development have been confirmed

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60 million tons of Basalt Reserves at the Niagara Development have been confirmed to be the more desirable pillow Basalt with the ability to produce large slabs. These findings were confirmed by Paula Leier-Engelhardt, P.G., C.P.G., principal geologist for HydroGeo Solutions. The more commonly quarried columnar Basalt will not produce the large slabs necessary for large scale dimensional stone production.

Niagara Basalt Reserves Flipbook

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Development company purchases former Wausau Paper mill in Brokaw

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Development company purchases former Wausau Paper mill in Brokaw.

BROKAW, Wis. — A northern Wisconsin development company is buying the former Wausau Paper mill in Brokaw.

The purchase brings hope to those who are unemployed in the area. Four-hundred jobs were eliminated when Wausau Paper closed the plant earlier this year. Brokaw Development is a division of Niagara Worldwide based in Niagara. Brokaw Development was formed to manage redevelopment of the mill.

Niagara Worldwide president Eric Spirtas says they are communicating with several people who have shown interest in the plant.

WSAW-TV (http://tinyurl.com/cqqj66q ) reports no terms of the transaction were disclosed.

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September 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

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