Demolition anticipated to start at former General Motors facility in Janesville

Assets of former General Motors' facility will be

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Demolition on the former General Motors Assembly plant is anticipated to begin Monday, and the equipment and machinery from the facility will be sold at an auction next week as part of the redevelopment of the site.

The city of Janesville said in a news release Monday that asbestos and universal waste removal was completed in the main assembly plant late last week.

During demolition, West Delavan Drive will be used as a truck route. About 25 truck trips will take place each day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., officials said. 

A four-day online auction will start on April 23 and be conducted by Professional Industrial Appraisal LLC, according to a release.

The GM site's decommissioning and redevelopment began in 2018 after the facility's sale was finalized. Originally built in 1919, the Janesville plant becamethe oldest plant in North America before it ceased all production in 2010, eliminating 2,300 jobs.

All of the equipment will be up for auction through, an industrial equipment marketplace and auction platform.

Some of the featured equipment includes ABB IRB 6400 robots, electrical controls, pumps, motors, tanks, plant support, shop equipment and more.

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