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Location DB > United States > Texas > Farmers Branch > The Battery Manufacturing Plant
 Name
The Battery Manufacturing Plant
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 Database Info
created by Explorer Zero on 8/28/2005 6:55 PM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 9/1/2015 11:55 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
This is a very large brick and concrete building complex of more than 200000 total square feet on 45 acres of land in a busy industrial park with paved parking on three sides. The warehouse area alone is 120000 square feet.

It looks like it may have been added to and expanded on in the past, some interior remodeling and clean up is evident. There are actually about 4 buildings all connected here.

There is minimal vandalism mostly confined to the office area.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Farmers Branch, Texas
United States
Owner: xxx xxxxxxxx
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  •  Hazards
  • possible cadmium lead and corrosives
  •  Interesting Features
    A mega sized warehouse, manufacturing plant and office complete with abandoned safe!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • cameras
  • UPDATE JULY 2008: spotted a security guard on site in white van
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1971
    Closed: 2000
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     History
    In September of 2000 Exide Batteries bought out competitor GBN Technologies. In October of 2000 they closed the plant and layed off over 250 employees. In 2002 they sold the plant to Envicon Development in Plano who turned around and sold it to ICC Surfwood in 2005.

    Since they made automotive batteries here the site is probably contaminated with lead, cadmium, corrosives and other crud. In one area the concrete floor and most of the underlying soil has been removed.


    UPDATE JULY 2008: drove by and noticed recent activity, security patrol driving around in marked white van and about a dozen semi trailers parked in east lot, consider this site active as of now.

    UPDATE OCTOBER 2008: drove by and noticed building is gone. Demolition is well underway.

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    Open Door Policy
    Sun, Aug 28th, 2005
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Too late the explorer
    Fri, Oct 24th, 2008
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 9/4/2015 5:23 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 4 15 at 17:23, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:21, Explorer Zero made this location public
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:21, Explorer Zero updated gallery Open Door Policy
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:21, Explorer Zero updated gallery Open Door Policy
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:19, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Warning entry details!
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:18, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Work orders
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:17, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Stair case
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:16, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Small locker room
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:16, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Tool tallys
  • on Sep 2 15 at 0:16, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Vent-a-booth
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