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Idle Neb. meatpacking plant to be demolished

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GERING, Neb. (AP) — Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city.

The Star-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1lEQnkr ) the Swift Packerland building has been empty for about ten years and has long been considered unsafe.

Twin Cities Development Project Developer Mike Sarchet says city officials have been working with the building's owner, JBS Swift, to have the building demolished for several years.

Asbestos removal has been scheduled and should be completed by June. After that the structure can be demolished.

Sarchet says he's excited about the possibility of another business using that site once demolition is completed.

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Information from: Star-Herald, http://www.starherald.com

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