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GM Truck Group Engine Plant
Powerhouse Decommissioning
& Demolition

GM Tonawanda Engine Plant – Tonawanda, NY - North American Dismantling was contracted by General Motors to complete total demolition of a 20,000 sf Powerhouse and the strip out of 148,000 sf Engine Assembly Plant at its Tonawanda Engine Assembly Plant located in Tonawanda, New York.

The Powerhouse was 20,000 sf in footprint with multi levels including a coal hopper and a total basement. The Powerhouse was 60’-0” in height. Housed within the Powerhouse were eight (8) compressors and (4) Boilers. An existing access road was located directly North of and parallel to the Powerhouse. It was mandatory to maintain the traffic flow along this service drive throughout the demolition of the Powerhouse.

Additionally there was an existing pipe trestle which serviced the remaining sectors of the Engine Plant that also ran parallel to the North side of Powerhouse and was located approximately 25’-0” from the Powerhouse. Because of the confinement created by the Service Drive and Pipe Trestle, North American Dismantling utilized its Caterpillar 345 High Reach Excavator equipped with specialized demolition tools to complete the demolition of the Powerhouse. The Caterpillar 345 has a working height of 83’-0”.

The work at Plant #5 consisted of the removal of the exterior skin, roof and ancillary structures, from a 148,000sf building leaving the structural steel framing intact. Additionally, North American Dismantling was required to remove all process equipment from the interior of building including eleven (11) overhead cranes.

This project had a critical schedule to allow the structure to be incorporated into a new $30,000,000.00 assembly plant. Additionally, North American Dismantling had to coordinate its work with an independent environmental cleaning contractor.

GM Truck Group – TPC West – Pontiac, MI - This project consisted of the total demolition of approximately 170,000 sf of an existing obsolete waste to energy recycling facility, including a powerhouse and refuse building.

Because the area where the building was being removed was to be utilized by the plant for new facilities construction, which were completed on a fast track schedule, detailed coordination with the owner and their various building contractors were required. In addition to the building demolition, North American Dismantling marketed and secured a buyer for a large portion of the process equipment resulting in substantial savings to the owner.

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