HARRODSBURG - The Hallmack building is scheduled for demolition beginning at the end of this month. It is expected to take about three months to complete.
The building was closed more than 10 years ago because of chemical contamination both inside the building and in the ground and ground water under and around the building. The chemical was used in the manufacture of bathroom fixtures including towel racks. The building has stood vacant since its closure and testing of the ground water and core samples beneath the concrete floor continued for several years.
The building is now owned by Kidde Fenwal of Great Britain. The announcement of the planned demolition was made Monday by way of a press release from Lori Ann Cardoni, executive director of the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Industrial Development Authority.
Asked for more information, Cardoni said Martin Way of Kidde Fenwal was the person to contact about the building she said is 165,000 square feet in size.