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Merck's Albany plant to be demolished

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  New developments on the former Merck and Company building in South Dougherty County, the plant is being torn down.

Merck and Company confirmed to WALB News 10 that the plant will be demolished. The facility that once employed 500 people shut down in January 2007.

Economic Development Commission Ted Clem told us Merck informed the E.D.C. some time ago that the plant was off the market, but he did not know an official demolition decision had been made.  Clem says the E.D.C. continues to market other empty industrial facilities to potential buyers. 

Tuesday, Merck said the building will be torn down and the property returned to its original state. Demolition will take a year to 18 months. Construction trailers are already on site as the work continues.

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