Convoys of track hoes, bulldozers, front-end loaders and crushers rumble daily through the Bleachery site near downtown Rock Hill.
They're working to demolish and clean up the old Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. site by April 1, at which point the city will take ownership of the property in hopes of pursuing a redevelopment.
Crews are focused on recycling as much as possible from the demolition. Crushed bricks and concrete are available for purchase. They sit in huge piles at the site.
Some parts of the Bleachery will remain intact, including the large building with tinted windows that housed offices for ELA Corp.
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The city also plans to preserve the iconic chimneys and distinctive brick water and power plant buildings.
"Out of all the jobs I've done in the United States, I've never had one that was so enriched with [people who] had worked here for 30 and 40 years," said Arlene Pittman, who is heading up the recycling efforts. "You can tell it was an awesome place to work."
For pricing and other information, call Pittman at 704-868-6556.
See a video tour of the demolition site below.