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Dykon takes out paper mill smokestack.

More than 1,000 Hamilton and Butler County residents watched with mixed emotions as the former Champion Paper Mill smokestack and boiler house that graced the skyline for over 100 years crumpled in 20 seconds on Friday morning.

On the stroke of 9 a.m., loud explosions cracked in the air and the boiler house fell away from the smokestack, seconds before the stack crumpled in two and toppled to the west side.

Green Reclamation LLC, a division of Pennsylvania-based industrial scrap and salvage company Moses B. Glick, LLC who bought the property from the city in 2012, contracted Oklahoma-based Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. to conduct the demolition.

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