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Location DB > United States > Texas > Euless > The B.F. Goodrich Plant
 Name
The B.F. Goodrich Plant
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 Database Info
created by GypsyLife on 11/12/2004 7:31 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/22/2016 3:56 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A large manufacturing plant consisting of of several pre-fab and erected steel buildings with a brick and concrete front office. Total footprint of 464000 square feet on 41.7 acres.

UPDATE by 2X: Since the original creator of this entry was never a full member and doesnt log-in to UER anymore I have updated this one. Id like to get back inside again but security has changed.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Euless, Texas
United States
Owner: Goodrich Landing Gear LLC as of this update
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  •  Hazards
  • typical mfg plant stuff, hot electrical wiring, high voltage power station, glass, debris and maybe some toxic material
  •  Interesting Features
    Theres some of the large manufacturing machinery left inside for you gear heads as well as plenty of stairs and ladders nooks and crannies.

    Plus its big. Very very big.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • guard riding around on a bicycle at times
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1956
    Closed: 1999
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
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     History
    The B.F. Goodrich Corporation was a leading supplier of landing gear for civilian and military aircraft. Many of those products were made right here. There is some indication that BFG had decided to close half the plant prior to 1999 and keep only the machine shop running. But negotiations with the labor unions fell through causing them to scrap this operation entirely. Its for sale now the appraised value around $4.7 million.

    Im not sure how many employees worked here, it is not as many as the size of the plant would suggest. Many of the large and repetive operations were automated and there was a tire shop and a plating shop on site. There was even an electrical power sub-station built here for the former company Menasco Mfg. This plant also served as a FAA certified service facility for landing gear maintenance and repair work.

    Its a big location at 464300 square feet and 41.7 acres. There is some vandalism but no recent vagrant habitation that I saw. Be advised electrical power is still on and the sub-station is putting out a mighty hum.

    UPDATE 7/3/2006: some things have changed, new security signs posted around fence and some fresh damage to front windows. I spotted someone riding a bicycle around inside the fence, turned out to be a security guard on a mountain bike
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    for sale
     Stories
    Been there done that
    Mon, Sep 5th, 2005
    posted by Explorer Zero
    Gotta get inside
    Wed, Aug 31st, 2005
    posted by Raticus


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     Photo Galleries
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    random
    Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
    posted by GypsyLife
    10 pictures
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    BFGoodWrench
    Fri, Nov 12th, 2004
    posted by GypsyLife
    33 pictures
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    The inside job
    Mon, Sep 5th, 2005
    posted by Explorer Zero
    90 pictures
     


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    Category Rating
    Photography 10 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/22/2016 3:57 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 22 16 at 3:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 22 16 at 3:56, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name, Notes for Mods
  • on Oct 29 14 at 21:08, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:58, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Big f'n tool office
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:57, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Big blue 1
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:56, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Big f'n BFG device
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:55, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Snatch block
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Another exit
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:53, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Is that a scooter
  • on Oct 26 14 at 12:53, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture Waste control schematic
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Why the low rating?Captain Obvious610996/29/2009 11:41 PM by Charlie_Dunver
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