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Last and Final Update:  11-30-2015

Contrary to my original reports of 2014, the former Delco-Remy Battery Plant New Brunswick, NJ was not completely razed.  Only the south half of the building, along with guard shack in front of the plant were torn down.  The remaining facility at the north end is now operated by Cal-Chlor Corporation, headquartered in Lafayette, LA.  At the time of this writing, the company has no website.  A local business listing shows that the company processes calcium and potassium chloride.  Below are the latest photos of the refurbished plant.

The photos below were taken on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving 2015.  The first photo especially shows off the original good looks of the plant in the late afternoon fall sunlight.  With the elimination the former entry way and the addition of a new driveway and landscaping, the 70 year old plant now has a more contemporary and modern look.  Its design was ageless and the former DR plant now has a new lease on life.


The original trees and shrubs in front the plant were removed.  The new version of the plant has been re-landscaped, the guard shack removed, and the office section has a new door.  Over half of the original office area was removed including the former front entrance.   Rudy Lev photo added 11-30-2015.


In both this photo and the one above, it can be seen that most of the have been replaced with sheet metal.  Rudy Lev photo added 11-30-2015.


This photo shows storage tanks at the north end.  One window remains at the north end of the plant.  This photo better shows the sheet metal that filled in where the windows originally were.  Rudy Lev photo added 11-30-2015.


This photo taken through the fence from Jersey Ave. shows all of the material packed up on skids awaiting shipment.  Most, if not all of the former south end of the plant is now used for storage like this.  Rudy Lev photo added 11-30-2015.
 

Below are my original write-ups, when I assumed the entire plant would be taken down.  Also included are photos of the original plant and  photos from the razing of the south end.

DDJ 11-30-2015.

On August 19th, 2014 I started getting emails that the former Delco-Remy Battery Plant in New Jersey was finally being torn down after standing for 68 years.  Built right after WWII to replace the previous DR battery plant in Bloomfield, NJ., the plant became the property of JCI in 2006 and then closed in March of 2007.  (Interestingly enough, the former Bloomfield battery plant, built in 1936, has out lasted its replacement as it still exists as a General Plastics facility.  It appears empty but the building and parking lot are well kept up.)

 

10-22-2014:  More photos from Rudy Lev.

Photos below were taken on 9-19-2014 and published 10-22-2014.


Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.


Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.


Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.

 8-27-2014:  Progress on the demolition of is moving along rather rapidly.  Two more photos from Mark Dobrowolski.

Photos below published 8-27-2014.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.
 


Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.

8-26-2014:  Several persons have contributed photos in the past week.  Both have indicated a desire to provide more photos on the demise of this plant as demolition continues.

Photos below published 8-26-2014.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.


Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.


I cropped this to show more of where the wall has been opened up.  Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.


This crop turns a little fuzzy but shows the interior.  Photo Courtesy of Mark Dobrowolski.


The guard shack from the driveway.  Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.


This photo shows the guard shack, the driveway and both parking lots.  Rudy's location for the photo would be somewhat to the left or east of where the truck is located in the driveway.


Looking south from driveway to the south parking lot.  Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.


Photo Courtesy of Rudy Lev.

Check back later for more progress on the demolition if you wish.

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