Visteon Plant, Connersville, Indiana

Concepts Industrial was selected for the interior demolition of the former 1.5 million square foot Visteon plant located in Connersville, Indiana. Concepts Industrial removed nearly 150,000 square feet of elevated concrete structure to allow reuse of the facility. Concepts Industrial also removed 14 internal electrical substations, HVAC systems, process piping, machinery and equipment. Approximately 5,000 tons of steel was recovered and numerous pumps, motors, electrical components and gear was added to our inventory.

With a cleared interior, the facility is ready for its new owners, Wayzata Home Products Connersville LLC, an expansion of 6 Square Cabinet Co. of Minnesota. The former auto parts factory can be easily reconstructed to produce cabinets and home products. The repurposing of this building saves money for both the city of Connersville, who do not have to demolish the building, and Wayzata who do not have to completely construct the shell of their facility.

Concepts Industrial was pleased to work with Wayzata, Connersville, and other contractors to complete this project.

Quad/Graphics, Richmond, VA

Concepts Industrial purchased and removed two large printing presses, weighing in at approximately 3,000 tons, and the associated material. Through this purchase we’ve recovered pumps, switch gear, motors, automation, and tooling.

Quad/Graphics is a growing print, graphic design, and digital publishing company based in Sussex, Wisconsin. It operates over 50 facilities in the United States. The Richmond, Virginia plant ceased production in late 2011, in order to be integrated with other facilities.

Metalsa, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Concepts Industrial recently completed our second major project with tier one Ford Motor supplier. In this project we removed over 300 late model ABB robots, as well as controls, electronics, pumps, motors, and associated parts. Included in this project was nearly 3,500 tons of scrap items that were removed in just three weeks.

This removal was accomplished to make room for the new Ford 150 frame line. Metalsa is a major product supplier for Ford, and solely holds the contract for the new frames. The new frames are partially made with aluminum to reduce weight.

Great Northern Paper Company, East Millinocket Maine

After purchasing and removing products from the recently closed paper mill, Concepts Industrial recovered items such as electrical motors, pumps, transformers, controls, automation, drives, switch gears, tools, and tooling.

Great Northern Paper Company was once a strong paper provider, supplying over 15% of the newsprint in the United States during its peak. After years of changing ownership and diminished output, however, the company was forced to declare bankruptcy. Although the mill could produce over 300,000 tons of paper in 1980, it was not suitable for efficient, modern production. At the time of its closing, some of the machines inside were an estimated 60 years old.