Mahwah, NJ: May 19, 2015 – Highground Industrial announced today that they had been selected to do the environmental remediation and demolition of the Novus Fine Chemical plant, located on Broad Street in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Demolition Work has been started and is expected to be completed by mid-summer.

The complex of buildings sits on eight acres. Originally the site was owned by Ganes Chemicals. Parts of the facility were built in the 1890’s. The plant at some point became Novus Fine Chemicals. Since 1999, Novus Fine Chemicals, LLC manufactured and marketed active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical products to the US, European and Latin American Pharmaceutical industry.

In 2005, Novus was purchased from Ganes Chemical Works by Malladi Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, located in Chennai, India. The 132,000 sq. ft. facility was a US FDA manufacturing facility, which offered contract manufacturing to the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, the Carlstadt plant was closed and the machinery was shipped to India to produce the products there.

Nuco, LLC, a Piscataway-based general contractor is working with the owners on developing plans for the property. They are also overseeing the environmental remediation and demolition of the property. The Novus plant sits on Broad Street between Garden and Lincoln Street.

Highground Industrial LLC is a full service contractor, specializing in all aspects of demolition, site development and environmental remediation of commercial properties. Our Management Team features industry leaders from the demolition, environmental and Brownfield development fields. With more than 100 years of cumulative experience that management team can offer companies fast, effective and cost efficient solutions to re-purposing your properties. Our unique experience allows us to understand our client’s specific needs and work with them to overcome any challenge. Utilizing our own fleet of heavy equipment, we ensure safety and an on time performance schedule.

HGI is a full service site contracting company specializing in:
Complete demolition services.
Industrial buildings & plant facility decommissioning and dismantling
Interior and exterior selective demolition.
On and off- site concrete crushing, salvage and recycling. Site Work, excavation, backfill, compaction, utilities and grading. Complete environmental services Vapor Mitigation systems
Complete Brownfield contracting services
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