ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury company is building its world headquarters on a piece of land that stood barren for many years, save for the skeletal remains of a former cement plant.

Nordic Contracting Co., of Ledgewood, is building more than 40,000 square feet of office/warehouse space on a North Dell Avenue tract. It's a project that has sprung to life more than a decade after first receiving local approval.

The work is taking place on about 10 acres of land that formerly housed Kenvil Newcrete Products. Only a few pieces of Newcrete’s structures remained at the flat, barren landscape before Nordic began its project earlier this year.

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Roxbury officials granted approval for new construction in 2006, but the project was shelved for 12 years, receiving approval extensions from the township planning board.

Nordic Contracting, created in 1993, according to its website, performs concrete and site work on major construction project, many of which are shown on its site. Its Facebook page contains aerial videos taken by drone of the Kenvil site when work began in May. 

On the page, Nordic says the work will be finished by December. Several attempts to discuss the project with Nordic representatives were unsuccessful as company representatives did not return messages.

Photos of the remains of Kenvil Newcrete’s buildings were taken by Stephen Castrogiovanni in 2005 and can be viewed at his Forsakenly Departed website. In the years since those shots were taken, most of the abandoned buildings were removed.

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