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October 31, 2019 – Wrecking ball demolishes B.C. Cobb power plant smokestack

By | 2019-11-07T15:19:45+00:00 November 7th, 2019|News|

It was closed in 2016, and in 2017 a North Carolina based company bought the land.MUSKEGON, Mich — Construction crews started the demolition process of B.C. Cobb last year, and Thursday a wrecking ball went through what was left of the smokestack on Muskegon Lake.However, the demolition process isn't over yet.What once was a

September 5, 2019 – Small blast brings Cobb’s skywalk to the ground

By | 2019-11-07T15:28:04+00:00 October 31st, 2019|News|

The skywalk connected the closed powerhouse to what's left of the Cobb's smokestack. MUSKEGON, Mich. — Some residents in Muskegon and North Muskegon heard what they believed were explosives Thursday morning, and it turns out they were right. Demolition crews working at the former B.C. Cobb power plant brought the skywalk bridge between

March 3, 2019 – Lakeshore communities look to reshape their formerly industrial waterfronts

By | 2019-08-04T20:07:41+00:00 August 4th, 2019|News|

Two lakeshore communities are rethinking how former industrial sites will play a role in future development along their waterfronts. That’s true in both Holland and Muskegon, two cities in which decommissioned coal-fired power plants could help free up sites for new uses and redevelopment. As well, both communities follow a string of examples of municipalities

August 15, 2018 – Air Compliance Excellence (ACE) Award

By | 2018-11-02T00:33:26+00:00 August 17th, 2018|News|

Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) announced on August 15, 2018 that our facility is being recognized for ongoing Air Compliance Excellence with an annual ACE Award.  These awards are designed to highlight local industry's efforts in achieving compliance with their air quality permits, thereby helping to reduce pollution and improve local air quality. We are

March 13, 2018 – US Utilities Turning Shuttered Coal Generating Facilities Into Solar Power Plants

By | 2018-11-02T00:35:10+00:00 March 14th, 2018|News|

The good news is that more and more coal powered generating facilities are being taken offline as competition from natural gas and renewables make them too expensive to operate. The bad news is the land they are built on is often so battered and bruised from years of pollution it can’t be used for anything

May 25, 2017 – Speaker says Whiting site development can boost Luna Pier, region

By | 2017-09-21T17:54:11+00:00 June 8th, 2017|News|

If all goes as expected, the former J.R. Whiting Plant in Luna Pier will be demolished in two years with efforts well in progress for transforming the power plant site into a rail-to-truck terminal and distribution center. While that plan was made public about a month ago (See Whiting acquired), local business and government officials

May 14, 2017 – Port project at former Muskegon coal plant aims to tap into region’s ag industry

By | 2017-09-21T17:54:50+00:00 May 18th, 2017|News|

From MiBiz.com MUSKEGON — As a result of the challenging economics of maintaining decades-old coal plants, communities nationwide have wrestled with how to replace lost tax revenue and repurpose large industrial brownfield sites when those facilities close. For the B.C. Cobb coal plant in Muskegon, whose towering smokestack is an unmistakable feature along the east end