New Haven West Virginia based Frontier Group of Companies has started demolishing a former American Electric Power plant in Mason County ahead of developments by the Nucor Corporation. A boiler at the retired Philip Sporn Power Plant was safely dropped Saturday morning, and the remainder of the demolition project should be finished by the end of this yearSporn Power Plant was one of three AEP power plants closed in 2015 and has been vacant since that time. During its operation, Unit No 5, the first of the boilers dropped, generated 450,000 kilowatts of electricity and was the largest of the units at the former Sporn Power Plant. The other four units generated 145,000 kilowatts each.Frontier Group of Companies purchased the site in 2019. It has been since been named the New Haven Industrial Park. The site is located near the future home of the Nucor steel mill and has the utilities and infrastructure needed to attract industrial developers.Nucor Corporation recently announced plans to build a state-of-the-art sheet mill in Mason County. The new facility is expected to cost approximately USD 2.7 billion and have the capacity to produce 3 million tons of steel annually.