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�4SOU r�8�`FO <br /> F <br /> U d <br /> 1865 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> MEDIA RELEASE <br /> Friday,February 24, 2006 <br /> Contact:Andy Laurent, Community& Economic Development, 235-9371 <br /> Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications&Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> Studebaker Stamping Plant—The Neat Stage of Development <br /> Mayor Stephen J. Luecke and Congressman Chris Chocola joined several South <br /> Bend area officials and business and community representatives to kickoff demolition at <br /> the former Studebaker Stamping Plant. The site,which includes over 1 '/2 million sq. feet <br /> of former factory buildings on 39 acres, is the single largest building complex in the <br /> Studebaker Corridor and in the entire city as well. The Stamping Plant was the final stop <br /> on the Studebaker assembly line. <br /> J& L Management Corporation, who is coordinating the demolition project, will <br /> be mobilized on site with several large pieces of demolition equipment. J&L <br /> Management Corporation expects to be finished in 18 months. <br /> Following demolition and clearance, TRANSPO, the local public transit authority <br /> will build their new headquarters and bus maintenance facility on twelve acres of the site. <br /> FACTS <br /> • Studebaker/Oliver Area is the single largest Brownfield Reclamation in <br /> Indiana —4.7 million s.f. <br /> • To date — the City has acquired and demolished 2.15 million s.f. of former <br /> industrial buildings <br /> • Studebaker Stamping Plant constructed in the 1920's to produce autos <br /> • Continued as an automotive stamping operation - Allied Products from <br /> 1964-99 <br /> • At 39 acres is the single largest building complex in South Bend — 1 .4 <br /> million s.f. <br />