Demolition begins on Kwik Star property in Webster City

The former Naden Industries building is being razed

-Messenger photo by OHP Marketing/Kent Bailey
Jones Rock & Dirt, a Webster City firm, begins taking down the former Naden Industries building at 1515 Overpass Drive, Webster City, to make way for a new Kwik Star.

WEBSTER CITY — The former Naden Industries building, for years the home of the firm’s iconic scoreboard production, is gradually becoming refuse as Kwik Star takes another step towards its planned westside site in Webster City.

Andy Jones, of Jones Rock & Dirt, Webster City, said Thursday that demolition on the building at 1515 Overpass Drive began this week. He expects it to take seven days to completely dismantle the site, much of which consists of the main building that was constructed in 1956, according to online property records.

Several smaller buildings on the property were demolished earlier in the week by the Jones crew, he said.

The Jones firm razed the adjacent former Flamingo Motel as well. That project began on March 7 and took “exactly” a week to complete, he said.

Debris from the Flamingo site that could not be reused — 160 tons of it — was taken to the Hamilton County Landfill in American Sanitation roll-offs.

For reference, Jones said the refuse from “an average two-story house is about 15 tons.”

What can be recycled is being recycled in both cases, he said.

Broken concrete and brick peeled from the Flamingo project was taken to the City of Webster City’s waste site, he said. It will be ground up and reused.

Kwik Star is expected to begin work on the new site sometime in the spring.


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