OSRAM Sylvania Plant Demolition
Owner: Ledvance LLC (formerly OSRAM Sylvania)
Location: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Facility Type: Manufacturing
OSRAM Sylvania's Wellsboro, Pennsylvania was the last operating incandescent light bulb manufacturing plant in the United States. In 2016, this plant was shut down and Wargo was contracted to decommission and demolish the majority of the plant and ancillary buildings on the property. Our demolition scope involved wrecking over 400,000 square feet of buildings to include a 200 foot smoke stack. During the project, Wargo was instrumental in the recovery and donation of Ribbon Machine #16 to the Western New York Gas & Steam Association. Here, Wargo is working with all parties to reassemble this Ribbon Machine and preserve its integrity to demonstrate historically how light bulbs were once made to keep a piece of history alive.