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Community Focus: Former Aztec Industries, North Brookfield, Mass.

North Brookfield is a small rural community in central Massachusetts. The town has a rich industrial history, but has experienced significant job losses since 2000 and has a higher poverty rate and lower median household income than the county and state. Photo courtesy of northbrookfield.net   Located in the heart of downtown North Brookfield, the former Aztec Industries site was an eyesore and public health hazard. The site was declared one of the highest priority brownfields within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and its redevelopment is at the center of North Brookfield's strategy to attract investment to the downtown. Property History: The Aztec Industries property has a history of industrial uses dating back to the early 1900s. Initially the site was used for textile manufacturing. Starting in 1919, the Asbestos Textile Company manufactured asbestos-based textile products on the property. From the mid-1940s through the mid-1980s, Aztec Industries manufactured asbestos products on…Log In to Read Full Article

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