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UPDATE: Ormet Sale Finalized – Hannibal Development Partners is on site!

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Niagara Worldwide is on site managing the efforts of Hannibal Development Partners, as top management determines the sites next steps.

12 Miles of Rail, Barge Docks, Usable Buildings and an Aluminum Manufacturing Infrastructure that effects the world market is ready for use, reuse or repurpose.

Former Ormet Aluminum Refinery

UPDATE 7/31/2014 5:05 PM

Nine months ago it was Ohio’s largest industrial layoff of the year.

Now, it’s official.

Ormet is no more.

The sale of the idle plant to Niagara Worldwide was finalized Wednesday, according to its president.

Niagara is a Wisconsin property developer that buys, manages, markets and sells idle industrial property.

The company bought the Ormet plant at an auction earlier this summer for $25 million.

A former employee we spoke with did not want to appear on camera.

He was laid off in October after 15 years at Ormet.

“Pretty tough, it’s something that didn’t have to happen. Kasich, he could have done something,” says the former employee.

While Ormet is no more, Niagara’s president says it’s possible another aluminum smelter could move in to the plant.


UPDATE 6/30/2014 11:15 AM

Big news for the future of Ormet.

A new company steps in with a move that could potentially resurrect the idle property.

The president says he wants to bring jobs back to the region.

The big deal is creating optimism for former employees who want the site to reopen.

Friday during a private auction Niagara Worldwide won the rights to purchase Ormet and its assets for over $25 million.

The company is out of Wisconsin.

It’s a property developer that acquires, manages, markets and sells idle industrial properties.

Just in the past year, nearly 1,000 workers were laid off at the Hannibal location but now the site’s future is looking a little brighter.

“We find ourselves looking at a site in a downturned economy that needs some sort of facelift, modification, marketing, interaction with the community or the economic development council so that it can gain funding, gain momentum and restart or change over completely,” says Eric Spirtas, President of Niagra Worldwide.

“It builds the community up, jobs can come back here. A lot of them have left here, and got jobs at other places and maybe they’ll com back. I hope so,” says Paul Isaacs.

Niagara’s president says there’s a lot of work to be done but the company will concentrate their efforts toward finding the right plan for the Hannibal site.

Ormet was last year’s largest industrial layoff across all of Ohio.


UPDATE 5/19/2014 12:15 PM

HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) – Ormet Corp. told the state it will lay off the remaining 42 employees at its aluminum smelter in eastern Ohio.

The employees remained after the plant in Hannibal ceased operations in October. They will lose their jobs at the end of the month, with a complete closing of the plant by the end of July.

The company announced it would close its plant along the Ohio River and lay off more than 1,000 workers after state utility regulators rejected portions of its proposed deal for reducing electricity costs.

Ormet said the decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio made it impossible for the company to escape bankruptcy.

The plant was once the largest employer in the region.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


UPDATE 2/21/2014 5:10 PM

Lending a helping hand.

Workers from the closed Ormet plant get much needed groceries.

Friday was the first of a two-day food drive organized by the United Steelworkers.

There were also people on hand providing help with pension plans and health insurance.

The workers were laid off when the Hannibal aluminum manufacturer shut down in October.

Congressman Bill Johnson’s office had representatives there Friday as well.

he donated $2,000 to help provide tax preparation services to the workers there.


UPDATE 2/19/2014 5:12 PM

Relief is coming in the form of the union for local 5724 members who were Ormet workers laid off at Hannibal’s aluminum plant.

The united steelworkers host a food and relief drive Friday and Saturday from 9 to 4.

On top of handing out groceries, presentations about benefits and services will be available for workers and their families, with topics ranging from health insurance through Get Covered America, to tax services through United Way, and even private or anonymous mental health services.

The event will be held at local union 5724 on Union Drive in Clarington, Ohio.


UPDATE 1/8/2014 5:05 PM

They lost their jobs over a power dispute.

Wednesday Ormet workers traveled to Columbus to rally in front of AEP.

They’ve wanted Governor John Kasich to step in and help resolve the power rate dispute between the utilities commission, AEP and the company.

So far, no luck.

But the Ormet workers are not giving up.

They say they want a resolution.

Outside in the cold Wednesday they marched, trying to raise awareness and get AEP back to the table.

Ormet declared bankruptcy in Febuary of 2013.

In October of 2013 they shut down after no agreement was made on the electric rates.

It resulted in the loss of 1,000 jobs in southeastern Ohio, affecting entire families.

Picketers say if AEP doesn’t do something those families will be forced to leave the Valley and even the state of Ohio.

Workers say they just want AEP to charge Ormet the same price they charge the other aluminum producers.

Workers say this is the most depressing thing they have ever had to do.

They say they are disappointed in Governor Kasich and how he is handling the situation.

As the day went on the crowd grew and people that didn’t even work at Ormet joined in to help the cause.

Melissa McHenry, Director of External Communications for AEP, released the following statement:

“We are sorry to see any Ohio business fail, and we sympathize with the Ormet employees who lost their jobs, but the reality is that Ormet already had substantially discounted electricity rates, and the Public Utility Commission of Ohio determined that it was not appropriate to further subsidize those rates. It is unfortunate, but Ormet simply could not sustainably compete in a depressed aluminum market, and electricity rates are not the reason.”


UPDATE 12/27/2013 4:20 PM

Keeping up the pressure.

The United Steelworkers Union isn’t letting up on its efforts to reopen the dormant Ormet aluminum plant.

It’s now been three months since that Monroe County, Ohio plant shut down after it failed to get an agreement with state utility regulators on an electric power rate plan.

But the United Steelworkers says it will keep pressure on the Kasich administration and the state public utilities commission.

Ormet, which declared bankruptcy earlier this year, shut down in October after the state public utilities commission failed to approve a new power rate structure with American Electric Power.

The union, in a teleconference Friday morning, once again called on Governor John Kasich to step into the situation.

“The PUCO (members) are appointed by the governor; I understand they act independently of what his desires might be,” says David McCall, with the United Steelworkers Union. “But the governor of the state of Ohio can bring the parties to the table, and demand they sit down and discuss what the real facts are.”

McCall noted Kasich’s predecessors, from both political parties, were able to help keep the struggling plant open.

The Steelworkers Union recently has conducted an on-line petition drive.

But this weekend, it plans to take its efforts door-to-door.

The governor’s office has told us it cannot force a solution with the PUCO.

Published reports say some of Ormet’s assets have recently been put up for public auction.


UPDATE 11/19/2013 9:40 AM

The issues surrounding the closing of Ormet aren’t going away.

Last week the United Steelworkers challenged Governor Kasich to get Ohio regulators and a major utility to negotiate a new power rate to reopen the plant.

The governor’s office said it can’t tell the utilities commission what to do.

Monday Senator Lou Gentile criticized that answer.

“A lot of concern, especially about our communities. I’m very disappointed that the governor has not become more engaged, he has yet to make a public comment concerning Ormet himself, he has only utilized his spokesman on his behalf and I believe that the people in the Mid-Ohio Valley deserve better, quite frankly,” says Sen. Gentile.

Senator Gentile was in Marietta Monday endorsing Jennifer Garrison’s campaign for Congress.

Senator Gentile says Garrison has the best interest of this community and the entire district in mind.


UPDATE 11/13/2013 5:50 PM

Tuesday dozens of steelworkers held a rally, trying to re-start the Ormet plant with Governor Kasich’s help.

Wednesday the governor’s office shared a response the union wasn’t hoping for.

The United Steelworkers want the governor to get Ohio regulators and a major utility to negotiate a utility rate to reopen the Ormet plant in Monroe County.

But the governor’s office says what they’re being asked to do is not their responsibility, and it’s also illegal.

“The reality is we’ve been involved, but the only thing we’ve seen concrete that they’ve asked us to do is not permissible under Ohio law and that is push around the Public Utilities Commission,’ says Press Secretary Rob Nichols. “In Ohio, the PUCO is an independent entity so what they’ve asked us to do is not looked upon kindly by Ohio law.”

The governor’s office adds that they are open to any suggestions and ideas that can reverse falling aluminum prices.

A thousand workers were laid off last month at Ormet after the Public Utilities Commission rejected part of a deal to reduce the cost of power.


UPDATE 11/12/2013 4:25 PM

Trying to re-start an idled plant.

Steelworkers want Ohio Governor John Kasich to get involved.

The United Steelworkers want Governor Kasich to get Ohio regulators and a major utility to negotiate a utility rate to reopen the Monroe County plant.

A thousand workers were laid off last month at Ormet after the Public Utilities Commission rejected part of a deal to reduce the cost of power.

“There’s got to be a way they can sit down together and find a solution to this power problem,” says Donnie Blatt, with United Steelworkers. “These folks aren’t asking for a handout, they’re asking for a fair shot to retain their jobs.”

The union is promoting its cause through a website and social media.

Ormet filed for bankruptcy protection last February.


UPDATE 11/12/2013 12:30 PM

Ormet workers are not going down without a fight.

A labor union seeking the reopening of the aluminum smelter is launching a campaign aimed at Governor John Kasich.

It is called Save Ohio Jobs.

Through videos and a new website, the union will gather signatures to ask Gov. Kasich to use his position to help.

Ormet filed for bankruptcy protection in February.

It decided to close its plant along the Ohio River near Wheeling last month after state utility regulators rejected portions of its proposed deal for reducing electricity costs

Tuesday a rally is being held in Clarington, Ohio.

We do have a reporter there and we will have more on that story Tuesday on WTAP News at 5, 6 and 11 and right here at thenewscenter.tv


UPDATE 10/28/2013 11:45 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – What was once the largest private employer in its region is now Ohio’s largest industrial layoff of the year.

As we told you earlier this month, Ormet announced it would be closing its doors, putting more than 1,000 employees out of work.

Now, Governor Kasich is facing criticism over the smelting company’s closure.

Officials with Ormet are blaming the governor for not helping the company with their negotiations with state utility regulators.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied the company’s request for an energy transition plan to operate while building a natural gas based power facility.

Kasich’s supporters say Ormet was doomed by the economics of huge power requirements and historically low metal prices.

The company began a partial shutdown in August after being turned down for a temporary reduction for its power bill.

Ormet filed for bankruptcy in February.

Officials say a restart of its plant would depend on its ability to get a long term economical power supply .

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


UPDATE 10/11/2013 04:50 PM

Some Ohio lawmakers want pressure on the governor to keep Ormet open.

Others say: just get some kind of resolution.

Echoing the latter statement is Republican State Representative Andy Thompson.

Thompson says that, while the governor appoints members of the state public utilities commission, there’s only so much influence he has over the commission’s decisions.

“The difficult thing for Ormet is the economic climate right now. The market for aluminum is not good,” Thompson says. “They want to see light at the end of the tunnel, and they want to see this turned around. That’s something that’s going to be involved if they sit down at the table, if they’re able to sit down to the table.”

Ormet says the failure of PUCO to approve in its entirety an interim agreement on utility rates was behind its decision to close its Monroe County aluminum plant.

Lawmakers and the united steelworkers union have called on Gov. Kasich to intervene in the case.


UDPATE 10/10/2013 5:05 PM

Thousands of people have lost their jobs after the closing of Ormet in Monroe County.

It’s a big issue right now and Senator Lou Gentile is trying to help.

Senator Gentile says his heart goes out to the workers and their families.

He says this is just devastating to the economy in southeastern Ohio and all of Ohio.

He says the Kasich administration did not hold up their end of the deal to secure the reasonable rate to operate.

His office is working with the people that lost their jobs and their families to help them with the next steps to stay afloat.

Ormet announced last week it was closing the Hannibal, Ohio plant after failing to get approval from the state Public Utilities Commission for a transition plan

That, the company said, would have allowed it to keep the plant operating while transitioning to natural gas power.


UPDATE 10/9/2013 12:20 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The United Steelworkers say Gov. John Kasich can help save 600 jobs in southeast Ohio by intervening in an electricity conflict between aluminum maker Ormet Corp. and state utility regulators.

Ormet has proceeded with “full curtailment” of its Hannibal, Ohio, operations after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio partially rejected its energy transition plan last week. The company’s request to continue operating while building an onsite natural-gas power plant was declined.

A statement on Ormet’s website says the decision makes it impossible for the company to escape bankruptcy. Commissioners allowed Ormet to defer electricity bills through December. It filed bankruptcy in February.

The steelworkers’ union asked Kasich to urge Ormet, PUCO and American Electric Power to negotiate a compromise.

Kasich’s spokesman says the state wants Ormet to succeed and previously has given it a more than $300 million subsidy.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


UPDATE 10/7/2013 4:49 PM

Steel workers take another huge hit.

Another long time plant decides to shutdown.

Ormet, just up the road in Hannibal, Ohio, made the announcement at the end of last week.

This is not exactly a closing that sent shockwaves through a community.

Ormet announced back in February it is in bankruptcy, and the company gave its required notice of a partial shutdown this past summer.

What, according to company officials, sealed the plant’s fate was the decision by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to approve only part of a request for electric power rate subsidies.

Although the Hannibal, Ohio plant’s employment is below what it once was, one area development official says it’s still a sad day for the area.

“When they lose their jobs, it has a ripple impact. Fewer people are buying cars, buying houses, buying all the things that go with living life here,” says Charlotte Keim, President of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. “It hurts other businesses who may be suppliers to that company.”

In a company statement released last week, Ormet says the rate it pays to purchase electricity from American Electric Power has increased more than 50 percent in the past four years.

Leaders of the United Steelworkers local representing Ormet workers were reportedly in meetings Monday with company officials.

We have not been able to reach them for comment.


A big blow to the economy along the Ohio River.

Ormet says it’s closing its doors, putting 600-employees out of work.

The Hannibal based aluminum smelter made the announcement in a news release on its website.

Back on Wednesday, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied the company’s request for an energy transition plan to operate while building a natural gas based power facility.

Because of that, the company is shutting down operations immediately.

In August Ormet began a partial shutdown, after being turned down for a temporary reduction for its power bill.

And, back in February Ormet filed for bankruptcy.

The company says that a restart of its plant would depend on its ability to get a long term economical power supply.

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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.

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 seeks buyer of “On-Site Power Generation and Utilities”!

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With the various economic incentives, prospective manufacturers, possibility of supplying electricity behind the meter, or with a complete rebuild to sell electricity to the grid (using one of the many BIO-Fuels benefit programs), one could quickly negotiate with NIAGARA Worldwide to get the recently shut down facility, bought, leased or managed.


Contact us today to set up a site walk and process review:
Eric J Spirtas – President NIAGARA Worldwide LLC – 314.780.3742 – eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com


Steam Production

The New Page mill has (4) four 75,000 lb per hour coal fired power boilers (located in building 45) that produce process steam for drying paper, heating water, heating the buildings and producing power. Coal is delivered by truck from the Escanaba lakefront dock to an on-site storage yard, which has a 10,000 ton storage capacity.  The coal is then processes through a crushing and screening system (located in building 97), where it is sized for use dependent on the boiler being supplied (stoker or pulverized coal fired).  Two of the four boilers also have the ability to burn wood waste as a supplemental fuel.  Wood waste is produced on-site in the PGW fiber pulping process and also purchased locally.  All four boilers are ducted through a common state of the art electrostatic precipitator (building 90) and electrostatically enhanced baghouse to control particulate emissions.  The baghouse was installed in 2006 at cost of 7.5 million dollars and is considered the best available control technology (BACT) for particulate matter control.


Filtered Water

The Menominee River
is the main source of water for the paper mill. A pumping station (located in building 57) draws water from the river and pumps it to the water filtration plant (located in building 56) where it is treated for suspended solids and color.  The plant capacity is approximately 7.2 million galloons per day.


Waste Water Treatment

Waste water is treated by means of two different processes.  An aerobic facility (buildings 89, 93, and 104) treats low BOD process waters at a maximum average capacity of 8 million gallons per day.


Waste Water Treatment
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An anaerobic treatment facility (building 99) pre-treats high BOD process waters at a rate of 1.5 million gallons per day.  Solids from the treatment facility’s are concentrated using two Andritz presses (building 103) and then spread on local farming land.

Utility Department Process details

Steam Generation

Typical Monthly Totals

Total steam produced:  132.4 mm lbs.

Boilerhouse auxiliary:  12.4 mm lbs.

Steam turbines:  24.3 mm lbs.

Process:  95.7 mm lbs.

#1 Boiler

1939 combustion engineering water tube boiler

Steaming capability

75,000 lb/hour 80% efficient (coal)

450 lb. steam @ 675 deg.

Fuel used – pulverized coal

15,000 tons of coal per year

2 – CE Raymond 372 bowl mills

New Ro type burners in 1996

6” wide x 10’ long x 8’ tall dutch ovens that burn 14,250 tons of bark per year

Bark produces 30 to 35 K/Lb/hour

wood waste:  70% efficient

2 five million BTU natural gas ignitors for lighting off the coal

#2 Boiler

1939 combustion engineering water tube boiler

Steaming capability

75,000 lb/hour 80% efficient

450 lb. steam @ 675 deg.

Fuel used – pulverized coal

15,000 tons of coal per year

One CE-Raymond 453 bowl mill

Installed in 1997

New Ro type burners in 1996

2.6’ wide x 10’ long x 8’ tall dutch ovens that burn 14,250 tons of bark per year

Bark produces 30 to 35 K/Lb/hour

Wood waste:  70% efficient

2 five million BTU natural gas ignitors for lighting off the coal

 

#3 Boiler

1948 combustion engineering water tube boiler

Steaming capability

75,000 lb/hour 85.5% efficient

450 lb steam @ 675 deg.

Fuel used – pulverized coal

27,000 tons of coal per year

CE Raymond 453 bowl mill

DCS Bailey Infi 90 installed in 1999

2 five million BTU natural gas igniters for lighting off the coal

#4 Boiler

1963 Babcock & Wilcox Detroit roto-grate stoker

Steaming capability

75,000 lb/hour 86.1% efficient

450 lb steam @ 675 deg.

Fuel used – 1 ¼” x 3/8” stoker coal

Coal fed into boiler by three Detroit roto-grate stokers

23,000 tons per year  

Controls

All boilers and auxiliaries are controlled by a Bailey DCS system

#2 boiler in 1997

Auxiliaries in 1998

#1 boiler in 1998

#4 boiler in 1998

#3 boiler in 1999

Coal Crusher

Designed to run 50 tons per hour of run of mine coal (6” x 0” or 5” x 3/8”)

Gunlach Machine Company double stage crusher

Coal crusher building

Crushes the coal into two categories (2” x 1 ¼” and 3/8” x 0”)

All coal is sent to a double deck vibrating screen where the sizing takes place

Stoker coal 1 ¼” to 3/8” goes to #4 boiler

Coal 2” to 1 ¼” and 3/8” to 0” goes to pulverized coal boilers #1-2-3

Stocker coal pile – 8,724 tons

Stoker coal is stored in a 60 ton silo until use

Coal storage area can hold 10,000 tons of coal

 

Coal Specifications

Heating value – 13,000 BTU/lb. (min 12,500 BTU/lb)

Ash content – target 7.5% maximum 8.5%

Moisture – 5% maximum

Sulpher range – 0.8% to 1.8%, 2% maximum at 13,000 BTU/lb.

Grind – 50 to 55 HGI

Volatile matter – 35% to 38% based on fuel specification

Fixed carbon – 19% to 52% based on fuel specification

Ash fusion – target 2,300 Deg. F ID

 

Bark Handling System

Drag type conveyor system that handles 14 tons of bark per hour

All of the woodbark (15,000 tons/year) that is blown to us, plus what we receive from an outside supplier (42,355 tons/year)

All wood waste is burned in boilers #1 & 2 dutch ovens

Produce 30 to 35 K/Lb/hr in each boiler from wood wastes

3.15 pounds of steam per pound per bark

Ash Handling System

Two ash silos

South silo

Unloader is rotary drum type (1962)

Collects ash from all 4 boilers

Bark furnaces back end and fly ash

Dry ash handling system

North ash silo

Unloader is from United Conveyor Model 1535/45 twin paddle mixer

Ash comes from the precipitator, ash hoppers under each field

Dry ash handling system

All ash hauled to a company owned solid landfill site

Precipitator

1974 electrostatic precipitator with one common stack from all four boilers

Four fields have weighted wires in the first three fields

Fourth field installed in 1997 with riged discharge electrodes

Controlled by a precip-tech SQ-300 automatic voltage controllers

Efficiency is 99.8% at zero opacity

Baghouse

GE Max 9 baghouse installed in 2006

Electrostatic enhanced

First of its type in operation

Nine modules, 1188 bags

Maximum temperature is 500 degrees F

300,000 Acfm gas volume

Clarage #173 5450 RHW ID fan

86 ½” diameter

300,00 CFM, 20” S.P. 450 degrees F

1250 HP, 1200 RPM ID fan motor with spare

Variable hydraulic Gyrol drive with spare

Howden size 315 class 4

Internal pump geared for 1200 RPM


Power Generation

The FERC hydro project number 2536-009 has been sold to Northbrook Energy

Raw Water Supply System

Basin Capacities

Quick mix basin – 24,000 gallons

Flocculation basin – 80,000 gallons

Settling basin – 2,000,000 gallons

Clearwell – 600,000 gallons

Six filter beds – 392 ft2 each

Raw Water Supply Pumps

Primary – Two vertical 3500 GPM pumps per 250 HP motors

Backup – One pump, 7500 GPM

Chemical Feed Systems

40-80 ppm alum at raw water pump discharge – dosage dependent on river water quality and temperature

0-2.0 ppm coagulant polymer (alum replacement) at raw water pump discharge

0-2.0 ppm flocculent polymer at discharge of quick mix basin

10:1 ratio NaOC1:NaBr added at feed to filter beds – closed loop ORP control to 780 target

Chemical Storage Tanks

Filter plant

850 gallon flocculent polymer

2 tanks 2500 gallons each – sodium hypochlorite

2 tanks 1500 gallons each – sodium bromide

Pump house

1500 gallons coagulant polymer

8000 gallons alum

Powerhouse

1500 gallons coagulant polymer

Sludge Removal

DCS operated zone valves remove sludge from settling basin to sludge pit

40 HP sludge pump empties sludge pit to effluent plant sewer

Each filter bed backwashed once per day

50,000 gallons per filter

Backwash recycled automatically to quick mix basin – 300,000 gallons per day

Process Description

The process is controlled by the Bailey DCS

The primary pumps are supplied from a 40,000 tank located under the powerhouse – Two sources supply this tank

In winter, warm water from #2 turbine condenser (8000 gpm) is reclaimed for heat value

Any additional makeup (100% during summer months) is provided by a 20” line from the penstock

Alum and coagulant polymer are added at the pump discharge for good mixing

The raw water is pumped through a 16” heat traced line to the quick mix basin at the filter plant

A flocculent polymer is added at the discharge of the quick mix basin as the water enters the flocculation basin

Solids settle in the settling basin and the water is disinfected as it enters the filter beds

From the filter beds, the water enters the clear well for distribution to the mill

Each filter is backwashed once per day for approximately five minutes at 10,000 gpm

In-line meters track the turbidity before and after the filters

Disinfection is controlled by an ORP controller

Filters

Leopold underdrain with Integral Media Support Cap

10” silica sand

14” filter anthracite

Air scouring headers on 4 of 6 filters

Environmental

Anaerobic Pre-Treatment Facility

Purpose:  To treat high BOD process waters

Neutralization tank (175,000 gallons) – combination of high BOD waste waters and waste-activated biosolids from the aeration system

Two anaerobic reactors (2,450,000 gallons each)

Degas tank (34,800 gallons)

Gravity clarifier (734,000 gallons)

Settled biosolids aer split into two streams, one stream is sent to the dewatering plant (80 gpm) and one stream is returned to the anaerobic reactors (600 gpm)

Effluent from clarifier is sent to aerobic treatment facility (1,500,000 gallons per day)

Biosolids Dewatering Plant

Purpose:  To concentrate biosolids for use in the Niagro program or for landfill

Two Andritz presses (400 gpm maximum capacity each) – settled biosolids from the anaerobic plant clarifier are combined with underflow solids from the primary clarifier in the aerobic treatment facility

Average production:  250 gpm, 30 dry tons per day

Aerobic Treatment Facility

Purpose:  To treat low BOD process waters, effluent from the anaerobic plant and effluent from the dewatering plant

Primary clarifier (2,460,000 gallons)

Average flow into clarifier 6,500,000 gallons per day (5.5 million in winter and 7.5 million in summer)

Underflow solids sent to dewatering plant

Overflow sent to aeration tanks

Two aeration tanks (40,000 gallons & 871,000 gallons)

Two rectangular secondary clarifiers (945,000 gallons & 1,081,000 gallons)

Settled solids are split into two streams, one stream is sent to the anaerobic plant (250 gpm) and one stream is returned to the aeration tanks (9200 gpm)

Effluent is sent to the Menominee River (6,000,000 gallons per day average)


Contact us today to set up a site walk and process review:
Eric J Spirtas – President NIAGARA Worldwide LLC – 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  

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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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