Melching was contracted for the city of Benton Harbor to demolish the abandoned Mercy Center Hospital. The building was 2 to 4 stories high with a total square footage of over 160,000. The project involved abatement and building demolition including the basement and foundation. Project scope also included toppling a brick smokestack of over 100 feet and a mechanical room tower over 70 feet. This project was over $1,500,000.
Melching was contracted for the City of Mount Pleasant to demolish the Mount Pleasant Center consisting of over 20 buildings, a water tower, underground tunnels, sidewalks, parking areas, and site work. Total building square footage was over 300,000, and total site work was over 25 acres. The work included asbestos abatement, demolition of complete structures including basements, providing fill and topsoil, and hydroseeding the final areas. This project was over $3,500,000. The project was completed under budget and ahead of the expected timeline.