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Android-shooter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They were a parts manufacturer of GM parts, like brakes, cylinders and such. Making these components used various chemical processes I guess. A chemical storage area of 9 tanks of material were hauled out. After Delco left, the Brownfield firm never did a clean up. There were over 200,000 gallons worth of contaminated ground water in the area to to seepage from those tanks, as well as a few other types of exposures. From what I gathered, the firm is responsible to cover clean up fees at this facility since it was their job to make sure this didn't become an issue in the first place once Delco left.
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AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
know any history about it??
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Android-shooter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, well yeah, actually I do, because I just looked it up in city records. As I already knew this building has been slated for clean out and demolition. The company that bought the contract paid thirty-three thousand on low bid. They put up asbestos and toxic waste clean areas a couple weeks ago, all the windows are boarded up as well.

This was not a box factory after all, I had been told it was. Through about an hour's worth of searching and getting distracted by side articles, I find out that this was a GM contract plant called Delco and Remy (1895) who sub-contracted to the Brownfields in building construction (1930's). The property is a Brownfield property still, and has been abandoned, leaving their footprint in toxic waste they left behind. This is one of very numerous (40+) Brownfield properties in this city. Thanks for asking, because I have been wondering about that place. Be well.
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AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that must of been interesting!! Looking up the records I mean!! ^^ I love history about old buildings and the times before us.
Bet that was sad looking at the building now and soon it'll be gone. :-/

Sounds like it has a bad history sadly. So what went on at the Brownfield building here? Sorry, I haven't heard of the company. 
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