Caraustar-Rittman Paperboard Risk Assessment

Rittman, OH

Hull & Associates, LLC, and Urban Renewables II, LLC (URII), a special-purpose entity established by Hull, acquired the former Caraustar-Rittman Paperboard manufacturing facility to complete remediation, demolition, site preparation, and site improvements to convert this idle property into new productive uses. Current and active revitalization plans are improving opportunities for economic development, habitat conservation, and recreation. These efforts will have a significant and positive impact on the quality of life for local residents.

Hull completed environmental site assessments, risk assessments, funding application preparation, wetland delineation, geotechnical studies, engineering plans and specifications, remediation and demolition oversight, landfill closure, Ohio VAP No Further Action Letter preparation, site development plans, planting plans, and invasive species management plans

The Hull project team completed the following demolition, remediation, and site preparation activities:

  • Pre-demolition environmental clearance involving cessation of regulated operations, waste inventory completion, and universal waste and building residuals removal.
  • Asbestos abatement and removal following a survey of over 300 samples.
  • Demolition of 800,000-square-feet of manufacturing buildings and structures, as well as removal of surrounding pavement, masonry, concrete materials, and associated construction debris.
  • Removal and disposal of scrap metal.
  • Decommissioning of the surface and subsurface utility and transformers, railroad rails and ties, storm and sanitary sewers, and other miscellaneous debris.

The approximately 60-acre former plant property, located east of South Industrial Avenue and north of Salt Street, will soon be a SiteOhio Authenticated property. This means that the property is construction-ready and guarantees that all utilities are on the property and have adequate capacity, that due diligence studies have been completed, and that all state and federal entities have provided concurrence with the studies.

An approximately 20-acre property north of Salt Street and between the two nature preserve properties, is also ready for new industrial or commercial development.

Both properties are being marketed to site selection consultants, developers, and end users by JobsOhio, Team NEO, and local economic development professionals.


Project Features

  • Risk and Liability Assessment
  • Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Site Conceptual Modeling
  • Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Ed Pfau, MS