Westinghouse slab

A Michigan contractor has sent a letter to the Richland County Land Bank defending its $2.7 million bid to demolish former Westinghouse properties in Mansfield. (Richland Source file photo)

MANSFIELD -- David Barnhart said he and Ryan Lykins are prepared for Westinghouse, one of the biggest jobs in their four-year old company's history.

"We're ready for it," said the co-owner of R&D Excavating of Crestline, which on Thursday was awarded a nearly $4 million contract to demolish and remediate one of the longest-standing industrial eyesores in the city.

David Barnhart

David Barnhart

Ryan Lykins

Ryan Lykins

R&D

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