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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.

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Is a 1997 Beloit TNT-REEL, that is in great condition, a viable item for dismantle and re-use? NIAGARA Development has a butte, and says it is!

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Individuals that installed the BELOIT TNT Reel have told me that I have quite a unit.  While they would buy the unit, set it up in their shop for view and ultimately re-install the item in a users facility, the interim step would raise the price.  A direct buyer would have a great asset and would be able to directly install this unit without delay.

We have the BELOIT TNT-Reel and a like VALMET OPTI-Reel.

EQUIPMENT TYPE:    BELOIT TNT Reel

Specific Name – Beloit TNT (Tension, Nip, Torque) Reel
Purpose – Wind a superiorly uniform jumbo roll of LWC paper from start to finish
Dimensions – 224” Working trim width
Age / Condition – Installed in 1997, well maintained

OPERATING DATA:    
Sheet Width – 224 Inches
Spool Width – 243.5 Inches
Spool Diameter – 27.75 Inches
Reel Drum Diameter – 48 Inches
Roll Diameter – 110.5 Inches Maximum
Design Speed – 4000 FPM

NIAGARA Development also has a VALMET OPTI-Reel that was installed in 1994.  Another fantastically complete unit that could go right to work.  Our NIAGARA Worldwide LLC team could dismantle the unit and load it into containers or onto trucks with limited cost to the buyer.

EQUIPMENT TYPE:    VALMET OPTIREEL
Specific Name – Valmet OPTIREEL paper machine reel
Purpose – Wind an optimally uniform jumbo roll of LWC paper throughout the winding process
Dimensions – 153” Maximum sheet width
Age / Condition – Installed in December 1994, well maintained

OPERATING DATA:    
Sheet Width – 153 Inches Maximum
Spool Diameter – 22.2 Inches
Reel Drum Diameter – 43.3 Inches, double grooved, tungsten carbide coated
Roll Diameter – 104 Inches Maximum
Design Speed – 3500 FPM, balanced for 4000 FPM
Turn up Efficiency – 99 %

Let me know if either of these units are right for your operation?  I have pricing available upon request.  If you know of an interested group, I will negotiate a commission with the finder.

Contact me Today to discuss these and other items available at the Former NewPage Mill:

Eric J. Spirtas Niagara Development LLC
1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax – eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com
http://www.niagaraworldwide.com

HERE ARE THE ATTACHMENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

TNT REEL Documents
2 Complete Attachments Available (First 5Pages – Second 27Pages)

OPTI REEL Documents
Complete Attachment Available (3Pages)

Let me know if either of these units are right for your operation?  I have pricing available upon request.  If you know of an interested group, I will negotiate a commission with the finder.

Contact me Today to discuss these and other items available at the Former NewPage Mill:

Eric J. Spirtas Niagara Development LLC
1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax – eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com
http://www.niagaraworldwide.com

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

There must be a demand for Paper Making Refiners, everybody wants the NIAGARA Worldwide 42 inch Beloit Double “D” Refiner!

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Even with the amount of product on the market, there sure seems to be a demand for the refiners that we have in stock, from our 42 Inch Beloit Double “D”, to our Sprout-Waldron 42 inch unit.

Have you seen all of the NIAGARA Worldwide PRIVATE TREATY Offering’s?

EQUIPMENT TYPE:   42 Inch Beloit DD 4000 Refiner

  • Manufacturer                    Beloit
  • Model                                    4342 HS
  • Serial No.                             D-3041
  • Condition                             Excellent, well maintained

MOTOR DATA:  

  • Manufacturer                    Louis Allis
  • Model/Type                        WP II X
  • Serial No.                             7AP144L-001
  • Horse Power                      1500 HP
  • Speed                                    510 RMP
  • Power Supply                    4160
  • Volts                                      3 Phase, 60 Hz, 1.15 S.F.
  • Frame                                   7410 Z

 

 

 EQUIPMENT TYPE:   42 Inch Sprout-Waldron Refiner

  • Manufacturer                    Sprout-Waldron
  • Model                                    42” T.F.
  • Serial No.                             82-1610
  • Condition                             Good, well maintained

 MOTOR DATA:  

  • Manufacturer                    GE (General Electric)
  • Model                                    5TS 850750C3
  • Serial No.                             EW 8431102
  • Horse Power                      1000 HP (Synchronous)
  • Speed                                    514 RMP
  • Power Supply                    4160 Volts, 3 Phase, 60 Hz, 1.0 P.F.
  • Frame                                   8507 Z
  • Excitation                            250 Volts DC, 36.1 Amps DC

Contact Me to discuss our other refiners, various equipment or even the Beloit and Sprout that you see here.

Let me know if you have any questions, as these units will be moving fast:

Eric J. Spirtas
NIAGARA Worldwide
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  

295 Motors SOLD! NIAGARA Worldwide pegs another great sale!

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Written June 24th, 2011 – NIAGARA Wisconsin

From the NIAGARA Development project site in Niagara Wisconsin, Eric J. Spirtas and Burdette Wilber negotiate, prepare and hold another e-auction that has clearly satisfied the seller and the buyers.

The key to designing a successful auction (“Live or On-Line”) requires the knowledge of an experienced auctioneer.  Lot sizes, location, blend of goods, length of sessions…  These decisions are not guesses, but more so proactive strategic determinations that come from years industry exposure.  


A smart customer and a smart liquidator make for a smart auction…  The process is not magic.  There are many ways to fail, but in most cases there are a few ideal paths to success.

A customer must always beware of the (“guarantee”).  There is no such thing, unless the auctioneer is putting up cash to buy the lot at a base number, or truly bonding the results.  Most times the “hustling” liquidator is trying to play on the perceived dollar signs in the eyes of his customer.  

As NIAGARA Worldwide closes another sale, it is important to reflect on the points that aid in running a successful auction.

10 Points on How to Run A Successful Auction!

  1. Because your auction is of a specific nature it is imperative to select an auctioneer that is ideally suited to this type of Auction. For example, a Fine Art Auctioneer is not always the person to select when conducting a charity auction which may include sporting memorabilia and assorted items that have been donated.
    The success of your auction often depends on the ability of the auctioneer and his knowledge of the type of goods being submitted to auction. The hype and spontaneous activity that comes with these types of auctions requires certain qualities such as a quick wit, an ability to “get on with it” and sell for extended periods at a fast pace. Alternatively, more refined auctions such as Fine Art calls for an auctioneer that displays a good level of patience and decorum. Selection of the most suitable auctioneer is sometimes understated and many auctions fail to reach the desired results and standards because of poor selection.
  2. Much credence should be given to the selection of the Auction venue when organising your auction. The venue should reflect the quality and type of auction being held in order to achieve your maximum result. When conducting an auction it is often difficult to judge the projected size of the crowd and therefore the crowd catering in relation to seating and general hospitality is dependant on these factors. It is very important that potential purchasers have the necessary access to auction items in order to ascertain their value and suitability to their needs. Special emphasis should be placed on the venue because too much room or too little room at the wrong venue will be counterproductive to the success of the auction.
  3. Sufficient advertising and promotion of your auction is absolutely critical to it’s success. Select the best possible advertising mediums to expose your specific auction and attempt to reach the target market by way of these mediums. Very careful consideration needs to be given to the target market when deciding on the most suitable advertising campaign. Depending on the type of auction, the time and value of the campaign can vary quite substantially but it is important not to under expose the auction if you wish to maximise the financial result. Having a strong, qualified crowd of buyers goes a long way towards success.
  4. Ensuring that sufficient, trained staff are engaged to assist in all facets of the auction process is very important. The presence of relevant staff members in areas of registration, presentation of items, acceptance and delivery of auction items etc is a critical component of a successful auction.
  5. When conducting an auction of any type it is imperative that the auction items are presented to the public in the best possible condition. In an ever-increasing competitive world, pristine presentation will strongly enhance a seller’s chances of achieving a good price for their auction items. Attention to detail in presentation is sure to be rewarding.
  6. An important part of the auction process is to provide a number of payment options to satisfy the needs of the buying public. These days acceptable methods of payment at the most auctions are cash, personal cheque, bank cheque and various forms of credit card options. Auction items will normally remain on site until full payment is received unless alternative arrangements are made prior to auction. It is important for the auctioneer to make everyone aware of auction payment conditions prior to commencement of the auction.
  7. To continue the smooth operation of the auction process it is important that buyers are able to take delivery of their auction purchases with a minimum of fuss. Trained staff will assist with efficient delivery of items once payment has been made. Safe delivery is an important part of the process.
  8. Re-enforce the absolute necessity to receive full payment for auction items prior to collection by buyers. Failure to enforce the payment policy can be a financial disaster. History tells us that a soft approach in this area of the auction process often leads to moral and financial disappointment.
  9. When formalizing an agreement with an auctioneer it is important to discuss the financial settlement arrangements once the auction is completed. Once again, depending on the type of auction being conducted, the auctioneer (or his agency) will collect the auction proceeds and, in turn, disperse the proceeds to the relevant recipients. Normal deductions prior to release of funds to the seller will include Agents Commission and Advertising.
  10. The information obtained from Buyer Registration forms will provide invaluable contact details for future auctions. The growing of your database of potential purchasers can lead to the ongoing support and success of your auctions for many years to come.

    (“10 Points on how to run a successful auction are a reprinted from find an auctioneer.com.au”)

Call today if you are looking for guidance and support at your facility.  Let us earn you a maximum payout!

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

Motor Liquidation – Amazing Prices – Closing Friday June 24th, 2011

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In our effort to redevelop and recycle, NIAGARA Worldwide LLC, buys, liquidates and repurposes former industrial facilities globally. 

Contact us today for more information – Eric. J. Spritas eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com – 314.780.3742

 

Announcing another Quality Timed Auction from

NIAGARAWorldwide

 

Former New Page Papermill
Naigara, Wisconsin

Street Address:
1101 Mill Street
Niagara, WI 54151

See in Google Maps

 

Electric motor inventory: (Samples below)

MARATHON 2 HP, 1800RPM, 145T Frame, 460 Volts

BALDOR 3 HP, 1200RPM, 215C Frame, 480 Volts

GE 60 HP, 1800RPM, 364TS Frame, 230/460 Volts

RELIANCE 500 HP, 1200RPM, 5810S Frame, 4160 Volts

GENERAL ELECTRIC 30 HP, 1200RPM, 405P Frame, 480 Volts

GENERAL ELECTRIC 100 HP, 1800RPM, 444VP20 Frame, 480 Volts

 
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When:
ONGOING NOW!

Where:
Naigara, WI

Email Our Liquidation Manager:
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CONTACT:
Burdette Wilber at: 314-616-8422 / burdette.wilber@niagaraworldwide.com
Eric J. Spirtas at: 314-780-3742 / eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com

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