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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Manheim > Raymark Corporation (Formerly Raybestos-Manhattan)
Raymark Corporation (Formerly Raybestos-Manhattan)
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created by Explorer H on 11/7/2005 11:11 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/24/2016 7:44 PM
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Deco style architecture, brick, industrial
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Gone, except for a few active buildings
Accessibility: Need permission
Recommendation: was cool as hell
 Physical Information

Manheim, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: The Pheonix Group
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • nada
  •  Interesting Features
    The whole place sprawls over several many acres. Although it sits on a moderately used street, once inside the main group of buildings, you are unseen and can wonder about pretty freely. There is a number of other business behind the plant. There is a boat in the middle of the complex, just sitting there, kinda strange. Still much to see.

    Summer of 2006, it was knocked down to make way for some newer industry.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • sat right on the street
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1900
    Closed: 1996
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This place was one of the biggest manufacturers of asbestos brake pads. I remember smelling that awful smell when I was in high school in this town. Raybestos ended up in and out of litigation for asbestos cases, and ultimately - bankruptcy. Pheonix Group has purchased the property, and plans to clean it up to use again as industrial land.

    Update 7/2006:
    Demolition has begun.

    As of 10/10:
    The administration building and laboratory building still stand. The admin. building is being renovated, while the laboratory is actively used. The area where the industry used to be is now a car tune up place. Some buildings still sit empty.
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     Future Plans
    In December 2000, most of the Raymark property was purchased by Phoenix Group, who plans to clean-up the site and re-develop it for industrial use. A Consent Order and Agreement was signed by Phoenix Group and PADEP on January 25th, 2001. Through this Consent Order,
    Phoenix Group agreed to implement the post-closure plan for the RCRA-regulated landfill and achieve an Act 2 standard, or combination of standards, for most of the remainder of the property. The landfill was certified closed by PADEP on December 20, 2000. Periodic groundwater monitoring is continuing. Final Reports under the Act 2 Program were submitted to PADEP in January 2003, for the Lower Mill Area and Upper Mill Area. On April 11, 2003, PADEP approved the Report on the Lower Mill Area.

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    First trip - damn, no tripod!
    Mon, Nov 7th, 2005
    posted by Explorer H
    28 pictures
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    Remembered the tripod / damn kids
    Fri, Nov 11th, 2005
    posted by Explorer H
    19 pictures
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    Drive by
    Fri, Jun 2nd, 2006
    posted by PAexplorations
    16 pictures

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    Category Rating
    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/24/2016 7:45 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 24 16 at 19:45, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 24 16 at 19:44, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Oct 5 10 at 0:09, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 4 10 at 23:04, BippleMcKipple changed the following: History, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features
  • on Dec 5 07 at 0:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 4 07 at 5:26, Explorer H updated the main picture
  • on Dec 4 07 at 5:25, Explorer H changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Web Links
  • on Aug 4 07 at 18:58, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 7 07 at 0:44, PAexplorations changed the following: Status, Recommendation
  • on Oct 9 06 at 22:31, Emperor Wang validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.RaybestosPAexplorations314788/9/2006 4:10 PM by Explorer H
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