The former 1.1 million square-foot Sappi Fine Paper mill sits on a 119-acre site, with nearly one mile of Muskegon Lake shoreline. Doug Melching purchased the property with the intention of creating jobs in west Michigan. When complete, the project will transform the site into a redevelopment project that will include a green energy biomass power plant, a potential ship repair dry dock repair, and other manufacturing operations. Working with the Melching team, the demolition contractor handled all demolition, environmental cleanup and an asbestos abatement with a scope of work estimated to cost $2 million dollars.
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