- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that it expects to finish work on the vacant buildings by the middle of November. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (https://bit.ly/1Vrlv6J ) that the property will be put on the market after demolition and cleanup are complete.

The 100,000-square-foot plant and office complex have been vacant since the company closed in 2010 and moved production of manufactured electronic components for the transportation industry to Mexico. About 120 people worked at the plant.

The plant opened in 1938, manufacturing accessories for the automotive industry. Honeywell International purchased it in 2002.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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