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General Mills R&D Facility Demo

Completion Date : November 2019

Rachel Contracting was hired to clear the site of the former General Mills Research and Development (R&D) building located at 311 2nd Street SE, Minneapolis. The work included the total demolition of six buildings that made up the R&D facility. The buildings were as high as six levels with a total of 384,000 square feet of floor space. We salvaged the building mechanical equipment along with all of the furniture and fixtures that was left behind from General Mills. The interior GWB walls, AT Drop ceilings and carpet were selectively removed to get clean concrete floors. The concrete was then crushed onsite for beneficial reuse. We recycled over 30,000 tons of concrete and over 1,000 tons of ferrous & non-ferrous metals. Over 85% of the material generated on the project was recycled.


  • Total Demolition of 6-Story 384,000 SF Building
  • Abandonment of 5 hydraulic elevators
  • Crushing & Recycling of over 30,000 tons of concrete
  • Recycling of over 1,000 tons of ferrous & non-ferrous metals
  • Asset recovery of building equipment & FFE

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