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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 

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NIAGARA Worldwide LLC
Eric J Spirtas
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USA Address:
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 – 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 — 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.”

Caspian Forum – Ciragan Palace, Istanbul Turkey – Where the Leaders Met

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After a 24 hours of travel I arrived in Istanbul Turkey.  I was pleased to find quick transportation to one of the premier locations in the region, the “Ciragan Palace, Kempinski to attend the Caspian Forum 2013.  A quick shower, dawned a suit and down to meet my sponsors that invited me.  David Zarebinski and Ziya Gaziyev of DZG Group “Berlin”.  Mr. Zarebinski and Mr. Gaziyev were shaking hands and walking me right into the center of much commerce, discussion and opportunity.

I was fortunate to be present and honored to meet many ministers, politicians, parliament members, advocates and business representatives in this unique European / Asian Region of the World.  We are seeking business opportunities in Turkey, Azerbaijan, and in the surrounding region.

The Caspian Forum is a platform that explores the economic, political, and strategic potential of the Caspian Region, while defining areas of collaboration and partnership with the spirit of the win-win principle. The Forum brings influential voices of the academic, business and policy world together to lay foundations for a prosperous, secure and democratic region. It enhances opportunities for positive neighborly relations, facilitates mechanisms for regional integration and encourages constructive international involvement. It aims to create a space for multilateral cooperation and to avoid geopolitical rivalry. The Forum is a unique setting to promote a shared vision on the issues of security, economy and energy of the Broader Caspian Region. The Forum designs its agenda with a priority of developing a comprehensive approach in addressing outstanding problems of the region.

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Mr. Ziya Gaziyev – Mr. Eric J Spirtas – Mr. 
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(From 2L to right) SOFAZ CEO Movsumov, Turkish Customs and Trade Minister Yazıcı, the Chairman of EWE Turkey Holding’s Board of Directors. Schoeber, Prof Alkin and Kvatchantiradze attend a session at the CaspianForum.

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Buying Equipment in Europe – a New NIAGARA Passion!

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From microwaves, to extruders to power plants; NIAGARA has found an interesting new niche. European equipment disposition.  If you have any need for support, partnership or an opportunity that requires investment in Europe, just let me know.

European Power Plants

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Microwave System

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Extruder

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Contact information:
Eric J. Spirtas

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Niagara Worldwide LLC
1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
+1.314.780.3742 Direct – +1.866.735.9925 Fax
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com
www.niagaraworldwide.com

 

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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Is there a proper way to price a used Twin Wire Press in good condition? NIAGARA Worldwide has (“2”) of them!

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The only thing better than having two, fantastic condition Twin Wire Presses, is having two SOLD twin wire presses.  They will sell, but I would like to find them a home before I have to move them into a longer term storage cycle.

As we have moved closer to the structural demolition of the remnant mill area were the two “Twin Wire Units” sit, and the respective selective removal of the (“2”) Twin Wire press units [2.8 meter and a 2.6 meter respectively] that are positioned in the Bleaching Tower to be demolishing at the former NIAGARA NewPage paper mill. I am looking for help in pricing and selling these late model Andritz units.

The units are in great shape, with all controls, motors, spares and incidental support mechanisms.

I have been contacted by many interested parties, but no purchase orders, is it the price I am offering, or the sign of difficult times?  Are there just too many on the market?  Of course NIAGARA Worldwide has to remove the units, and can do so whole, directly to a truck.  The dismantle cost has to be covered, but what about the unit, how much should I charge.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Eric J. Spirtas
314.780.3742
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com

NIAGARA Development has an updated list of equipment for paper makers AROUND the World!

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Building a Future through the Past!

As the property owners continue to prepare the FORMER NewPage NIAGARA Plant in NIAGARA Wisconsin for RE-USE and the associated “New Life” that it can support, a long list of previously used equipment has been assembled and staged for reuse:

 


Contact me today to discuss details or to set up a site meeting
Eric J. Spirtas – eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com – 314.780.3742

CLICK HERE for the most recent NIAGARA Development PDF listing of available paper making assets.

Area Item MFG Model Serial # Size Qty Note
PGW Grinders Tampella T1812     4  
PGW Grinder Motors E/M     7000 hp 5  
PGW Kone Deck Kone       1 4 Stations
PGW Grinder Shredder Tampella       2  
PGW Air Compressor Gardner Denver ST-75   361 acfm 3 1-75 hp/2-125 hp
Ship Dewire / Destack Advanced Dyn.       1 Kraft System
Ship Bale Syst Conveyors           Kraft System
Ship Bale System Hydr           Kraft System
Ship Wet Lap Andritz     100″ 1 twin wire press
PM43 Winder Jagenberg       1.5 $175K-$200K
NM Refiners Sprout-Walron     42″ 1 Post Gwd
Stock Refiners Beloit Jones     42″ 1 SW Kraft
Stock Pulper Agit, Pump           6 ton capacity
PM44 Blower Spencer          
PM43 Fan Pump Goulds 3420   945 hp   low pulse
Blch Twin Wire Press Andritz     2.6 m 1  
Blch Twin Wire Press Andritz     2.8 m 1  
Blch Drum Washers Impco       2 W/4 showers each
Ship Chemical Mixer Andritz HCM3HH     1 300hp motor
PM43 Vacuum Pumps Siemans 2BE3   15000 cfm 3 Liquid Ring
PM43 Vacuum Pumps Nash 904-S1     2 Liquid Ring
PM44 Vacuum Pumps Siemans 2BE3   15000 cfm 4 Single 1000 hp m
PM43 IR Dryers Solaronics GEM-9   225″ Width 2 5 row units
PM43 Vibrating Sceens Jonsson       2  
PM44 Vibrating Sceens Jonsson       2  
PM43 Attenuator Beloit       1 Thin stock – 1991
PM44 Attenuator Beloit       1 Thin stock
PM43 Pressure Screen Bird 50   .047 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Bird 400   .032 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Bird 400   .032 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Ahlstrom       1 F2 Screen
PM44 Pressure Screen Voith 31   .047 slots 1  
PM44 Oil Flow Meters         6 Multiple meter unit
PM44 Reel Section Valmet Opti     1 150″ Trim
PM43 Reel Section Beloit TNT     1 225″ Trim
PM44 Vacuum pump Siemans 2BE     1 Flatbox Vac
PM43 Cleaners Noss     800 cones 1 Primary
PM43 Cleaners Noss     300 cones 1 2nd stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     100 cones 1 3rd stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     34 cones 1 4th stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     12 cones 1 5th stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-D   480 cones 1 Primary
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-C   200 cones 1 2nd stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-D   75 cones 1 3rd stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-G   34 cones 1 4th stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-G   12 cones 1 5th stage
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   64-5″ 1 1st S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   40-5″ 1 2nd S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   16-5″ 1 3rd S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   6-5″ 1 4th S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 300   1-5″ 1 5th S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   22-_” 1 1st Secondary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   6-_” 1 2nd Secondary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   2-_” 1 3rd Secondary
Ship Pumps Waukesha 320     2  
Ship Pumps Wauk/Lobeflo       17 Removed
Stock Pumps Goulds sm -med     10 Installed
Stock Pumps Goulds Centr     8 Installed
Stock Pumps Ahlstrom       5 Installed
PM Vacuum pump Nash       2 Installed
PM Filters Ronnigan Peters       2 Installed
Stores Pump Parts Gould/Ahlstrom       1  
GR Roll grinder Cincinnati       1 50″ x 338″
BH Burners – coal CE RO     4  
BH Grate system B & W       2 75,000 lb per hr
BH Precipitator       4 fields 1 Electrostatic
BH Baghouse GE Max 9   9 modules 1 BACT compliant
BH ID fan Clarage 173   300k cfm 1 1250 hp vsd
BH Coal Crusher/Scrn Gunlach     50 tph 1 process stoker
Env Sludge Press Andritz       2 30 dtpd
Yard Wood Loader Hough 550     1 1991
BPM Turbine Westinghouse       1  
BPM Conveyor 7’w x 30’l
Conveyor
w/ Motor w/ Gearbox   1  
BPM Gullitone 72 Inch wide Roll Splitter 50′ inch dia   1  
BPM Refiners Sprout 20 inch Motor Separate     1  
BPM Refiners Sprout 20 inch Motor Separate     1