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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 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  

LIVE / ONLINE AUCTION of Metal Fab-Machine Shops – Iron Mountain and White Pine Michigan – Today Aug 16th and Thursday Aug 18th

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TODAY – TODAY – TODAY

Come and Join our Industry Leading Team for the buy of your life, or
Just
to follow the action & see how a top industry leader runs a quality auction.

If you want to buy TODAY from the IRON MOUNTAIN MICHIGAN Site or on THURSDAY from the WHITE PINE MICHIGAN Site,
you have to contact BURDETTE immediately at 314.616.8422

www.niagaraworldwide.com

NIAGARA Worldwide LLC can also help you;
Organize, Liquidate, Tranfer Assets inside of your firm, and with a significant number of services NIAGARA Worldwide can support you with:

  • Property Consulting
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Rigging and Set Up

Contact NIAGARA Today For Support

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

NIAGARA Worldwide LLC – Offers a Huge Liquidation Tomorrow and Thursday in the Upper Pennninsula – Click on pictures below for full Brochure and Registration Information

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www.niagaraworldwide.com – Click on our web site for other great liquidation opportunities

NIAGARA Worldwide LLC – Your Liquidation Specialists
Contact Eric J Spirtas today for personal assistance
314.780.3742 Direct Phone
eric.spirtas@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

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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

Large Press and Machine Shop Liquidation – Creating value from dormant assets! Closing Friday – July 8th

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Niagara Worldwide – Helps Another Client

The Next Ongoing Events

TIMED EVENT – ENDS JULY 8

ONLINE AUCTION:
Steel Parts Manufacturing
Tipton, Indiana

Download The Auction Postcard (PDF) View Auction Brochure Flip Book
Download the Steel Parts Lotbook (PDF) Download Rigger List (PDF)

For most small business owners, the thought of liquidation is appalling and grotesque.  The media depicts its general ideas associated with liquidating into your brain:  Front pages of newspapers read bankruptcy, tickers scroll the bottom of your televisions with exponentially increasing debt figures, and small businesses stick up gaudy neon-colored ‘STORE CLOSING SALE’ signs that scream urgency.  With the economy in its current state, it’s not difficult to fall victim of all the hype [and scare].  Yet, the media fails to acknowledge the rest of the liquidation business; the beneficial business strategy of liquidation: converting your obsolete, overstock, salvage, returns, and excess inventory into immediate, upfront, and useable cash.

There are two major forms of liquidation: compulsory and voluntary.  When you hear of liquidation in the media, it is compulsory liquidation, which is when you are forced to liquidate by law.  Compulsory liquidation is the last resort for a business.  It involves selling off every aspect of the business, from their inventory all the way up to their debts.  When a company is compulsory liquidating, they are closing their doors for good.  The latter form, voluntary liquidation, is the unspoken strategy that is used frequently within all Fortune 500 businesses.

Call NIAGARA Worldwide today to see how we can support the re-sale and re-purposing of your industrial assets. 

Eric J. Spirtas – President
NIAGARA Worldwide
715-251-3151 Main Office Telephone

www.niagaraworldwide.com  
eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com