Zephyr: No, the front office building stays, although it will be totally gutted out and rebuilt for office purposes of the 21st century, which means there will likely be broad, open floor plans for the workers there, with fewer, but larger work areas, rather than a myriad of small, individual offices, with glass paned doors off of long hallways coursing through the building. The building will have a 100% asbestos removal procedure, and all the windows, plumbing, HVAC, communication and electrical systems will be scrapped and replaced by state-of-the-art systems, all while preserving and restoring, as mch as possible the exterior of the front office building.
The old Kelvinator production facilities behind the front office building will be demolished, as is said in the article, as they are around 100 years old, and technically obsolete for any sort of modern manufacturing and/or warehousing purposes, which now prefers and uses single-floor designs. With over 50 acres land, there is room for at least two of the new mega-sized Amazon supply warehoused, or a medium-sized assembly factory.
There may be a few nits to pick in this story (as pointed out in the responses), but I enjoyed it and have learned a lot from it (AND the responses). As others, I'm torn between feeling sad about losing those old landmark buildings and understanding why they usually are better being replaced. I applaud those companies that can at least partially restore and reuse some of the more distinctive, beautiful and historical parts - making them look mostly original but also modernly functional. I would hope that at least portions of this one can have that happen - but sometimes the years of neglect makes that impossible - and I've no idea how this one has fared.
Thanks to Hagerty for giving us history lessons and occasional updates on the facilities that relate to how the automotive industry grew up! 🙂