Ford to demolish 300-foot paint stack…
Oakville plant readies for early morning blast.
Ford of Canada internal communications manager Kerri Stoakley announced, Wednesday, that Ford will be demolishing several unused buildings and one paint stack, which were previously part of the old Oakville Assembly Plant paint shop.
The demolition of the stack is scheduled to take place Saturday at 6 am.
All of these structures were decommissioned five years ago following the construction of a paint facility within Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex.
Stoakley said the demolition of the unused buildings is an energy efficient and cost-effective choice.
“On that day, there will be absolutely no access to the area within a 1,000-foot radius of the stack until 9 a.m. This radius does not extend into the surrounding neighbourhoods. The Canadian Road will be closed from approximately 5 a.m.-9 a.m.,” said Stoakley.
“Ford of Canada has followed Ministry of Environment guidelines to ensure appropriate measures are taken during the demolition. Approximately 80 per cent of the materials from the demolition site can be recovered and reused such as concrete and steel.”
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Posted: March 15th, 2012 under General.