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August 23, 2013

Portion of American Woodmark plant being demolished

Building materials will be sorted

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — A portion of the American Woodmark plant on South Fork Road is being torn down and the material is being sold for scrap metal, according to Rick Freeman, the office clerk for the town of Moorefield.

The demolition on the north section of the 17,000-square-foot building began the second week in August, according to the Moorefield Examiner. The demolition is being done by Hub Scrap Metals LLC of Hagerstown, Md.

“We’ll separate the wood, metal and other materials,” Foreman Gary Landis told the Moorefield Examiner. “The steel will be recycled. The wood will go to the landfill and the other material will be clean fill.”

A four-person crew is working on the facility, according to the newspaper.

Freeman noted that the plant was the only manufacturing business located on South Fork Road.

The plant was vacated in 2009, according to West Virginia Development Office. Construction on the plant began in 1920 and there were expansions in 1985 and 2000.

The total square footage of the facility is 60,000, according to West Virginia Development Of-fice.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

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