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
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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