On May 30, 2017, the No.1 blast furnace of the Shandong Ductileronpipes co., LTD, located in Licheng district in Jinan, was removed in a loud rumbling sound. With the falling of the landmark facility, the demolition of other equipments in the factory area almost came to an end. Due to the pollution and emission problem, the company suspended and scheduled to remove on Dec 27, 2016. As a result, life of thousands of workers from the company simultaneously changed.
As the pollution emission of such factories worsened, the old industrial region became one of the main reasons that caused the smog and haze in Jinan. The serious air pollution forced the city to make a determined effort to transform its heavy industries. The Shandong Ductileronpipes co., LTD is just the very example of China’s traditional heavy industries that once were the pillar industries of many Chinese cities. With the expand of the city, wide appeal for environment protection, such enterprises were about to change and transform due to Chinese government’s continuing policies to transform and enhance backward industries as well as solutions to deal with the smog.