Jackson was contracted to continue the deconstruction and asset recovery work at the mill, which had been begun by a prior contractor and was at varying stages of completion. This project consisted of demolition and removal of the steam plant, water-treatment plant, warehouses and above-ground storage tanks, pipe racks, exterior utility racks and associated structures bordering the Millinocket Stream.
In addition, Jackson completed the deconstruction of the paper mill, stock prep, screen room, mill structure, digester and sulfite buildings. Certain buildings were slated to remain, including the power company’s operative generator building and a paper machine building. Separation was performed using hand-work and by mechanical means as appropriate, the latter primarily accomplished by use of 75,000lb excavators equipped with hydraulic shears or grapples.
Concrete and brick generated by site operations was downsized and reused as backfill. Basement-level slabs designated to remain were perforated for drainage prior to backfilling and elsewhere backfill was placed in tiers to assist with drainage. Site restoration also included placement of topsoil and seeding.