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National Demolition Association Names Six 2013 Scholarship Winners

The National Demolition Association, the trade organization representing the global demolition industry, presented scholarships to six students exhibiting high academic achievement and a commitment to the community.

National Demolition Association announced the names of the six recipients of scholarships presented by the global trade organization representing the demolition industry.

“We’re pleased to present these scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve the local community while maintaining a high level of academic achievement,” said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director of the Association.

  • The Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship was presented to Ryan Mitacek of Glen Ellyn, IL.  He is a graduating senior at Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn.  He was nominated for the scholarship by NDA member company Robinette Demolition Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
  • The National Demolition Association Scholarship was awarded to Laura Kowalik of New Alexandria, PA, a graduating senior at Derry Area High School.  She was nominated by NDA member company Noralco Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA.  The second recipient of this scholarship is Marc Petrine of Midlothian, VA, who will graduate this year from Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, VA.  Petrine was nominated by NDA member company, S.B. Cox Inc., Richmond.
  • The NDA Southern California Chapter Scholarship was presented to Nathan Wolf of Fontana, CA, a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Three D Service Demolition Contractors, Pomona, CA, nominated him for the scholarship.
  • The Patrick H. O’Rourke Scholarship was awarded to Jovana Stijovic of Garfield, NJ, a student at Bergen County Community College.  She was nominated by NDA member company Brandenburg Industrial Service Co., Chicago.
  • The Sims Adams Recycling Scholarship was given to Jelena Stijovic of Garfield, NJ, a student at Bergen County Community College, which was offered to qualified students through the NDA.

 

Ryan Mitacek Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship Recipient

Ryan Mitacek
Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship Recipient

 

 

Laura Kowalik National Demolition Association Scholarship Recipient

Laura Kowalik
National Demolition Association Scholarship Recipient

 

Marc Petrine National Demolition Association Scholarship Recipient

Marc Petrine
National Demolition Association Scholarship Recipient

 

Jovana Stijovic Patrick H. O’Rourke Scholarship Recipient

Jovana Stijovic
Patrick H. O’Rourke Scholarship Recipient

 

Jelena Stijovic Sims Adams Recycling Scholarship Recipient

Jelena Stijovic
Sims Adams Recycling Scholarship Recipient

 

Nathan Wolf NDA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Recipient

Nathan Wolf
NDA Southern California Chapter Scholarship Recipient

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.  The Association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.  The website is www.demolitionassociation.com.

National Demolition Association Co-Sponsors C&D Recycling Forum in Long Beach, CA

The National Demolition Association (NDA) – a co-sponsor of the 2012 C&D Recycling Forum, September 23-25 in Long Beach, CA – will send representatives to participate in panel discussions at the gathering of C&D processors, demolition and general contractors, waste haulers, and government officials.

Rich Lorenz, President and CEO of Central Environmental Services Inc., Apopka, FL, a member of the NDA Board of Directors, and a member of the NDA Member Services Committee, will take part in the panel discussion “Taking on the Issues,” which will provide solutions to various issues facing the C&D recycling industry.

Robert Brickner, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), and member of the NDA Environment Committee, will moderate the panel discussion “Alternate Views,” where providers of conversation technology show how C&D materials and residues can be used in waste-to-energy (WTE) systems.

The C&D Recycling Forum is organized by Recycling Today Media Group, the NDA, and GBB.

Professionals interested in registration information should go to https://registration.gie.net/events/cd-recycling-forum For more information about the NDA, go to the website www.demolitionassociation.com for more information or call 800-541-2412.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.  The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.  www.demolitionassociation.com

 

National Demolition Association Announces Site For 40th Anniversary Convention in 2013

San Diego will be the site of the NDA’s milestone 40th Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2013.  The event is the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world. 

The National Demolition Association’s 40th Anniversary Convention – the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world – will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California, March 23-26, 2013.

Each year, the National Demolition Association convention brings together a wide cross section of professionals involved in the demolition process, including those in demolition contracting, general contracting, civil engineering, recycling, scrap, salvage and other industries.  The convention includes educational programs, entertainment, and networking opportunities for both the Association members and other attendees.

Exhibitors or sponsors interested in more information about the 40th Anniversary Convention should go to the NDA website www.demolitionassociation.com for more information or call 800-541-2412.

National Demolition Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards Recognize Projects in Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Michigan

Projects yielded a high percentage of recycled materials and improved a school, military base, and creek system, while giving new life to an abandoned and contaminated industrial site. 

The National Demolition Association (NDA) presented the 2nd annual Environmental Excellence Awards to four companies which have performed demolition projects that demonstrate significant environmental conservation and community improvement, while bringing about a discernible positive impact on the quality of life in the U.S. and Canada.

“The Environmental Excellence Awards recognize NDA member companies which are true leaders in environmental stewardship,” said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director of the NDA.  “Environmental stewardship is one of the demolition industry’s primary missions and these winning projects help illustrate truly dramatic efforts our members have made to make this a reality.”

The winning projects, which were honored at the National Demolition Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas in March, are:

Project: Prichard Stadium Sports Complex Demolition, Fort Hood, TX

NDA MemberCharter Environmental, Boston, MA

Charter led abatement and demolition of the 60-year-old Prichard Stadium Sports Complex in Fort Hood which was demolished to make room for a new hospital.  The project exceeded the client’s recycling goals, reusing or recycling 99.56% of the debris.  Among the many steps taken during the project was concrete being crushed on site and stockpiled for construction of the new medical center.  The stadium lighting fixtures were salvaged for use in a new stadium, while telephone poles were reused on the Fort Hood firing range.  Materials of value, e.g. copper, aluminum, etc. were recycled and reclaimed, while asphalt parking lots were ground and recycled.  Funds from recycled materials were used to support and improve the lives of soldiers and their families.

 Project:  Demolition and Remediation of Newton (MA) North High School, Newton, MA

NDA Member: Costello Dismantling Co., Inc., West Wareham, MA

To make way for athletic fields and grounds adjacent to the new high school, Costello handled the difficult demolition of the former school, coupled with a massive environmental remediation scope of work.  All interior block walls were asbestos-contaminated, which had permeated the inner cavities of the masonry block walls and settled on top of ceiling tiles.  An innovative bracing system that enabled contaminated exterior walls to remain standing and be used as a critical barrier during abatement saved the city millions of dollars in containment expense.  More than 75,000 tons of brick and concrete and 4,750 tons of steel were recycled, while 1,850 tons of non-asbestos debris was sent for processing/recycling.

Project:  Woodside Dam Demolition Project, South Carolina

NDA Member:  Envirocon, Inc., Portland, OR

Envirocon’s Woodside Dam demolition project restored the river to its natural state, allowing it to flow freely again over native bedrock for the first time in more than 100 years, and fish and wildlife to flourish.  By removing two reinforced concrete dams and PCB-contaminated river sediments, Envirocon is letting the river regenerate itself.  The company designed and installed thee siphons to lower the water behind the dam so that dredging could take place, which was followed by the demolition of 34-ft.-high dam. The second dam removal also required the demolition of the dam powerhouse.  Many innovative techniques were employed to complete this project, including the use of a crane to lift and place machinery upon floats in the upstream pool behind the dam.

Project:  Sappi Fine Paper Property Project, Muskegon, MI

NDA Member: Melching, Inc., Nunica, MI

The former 1.1 million sq.-ft. Sappi Fine Paper mill sits on a 119-acre site, with nearly one mile of Muskegon Lake shoreline.  Doug Melching purchased the property with the intention of creating jobs in west Michigan.  When complete, the project will transform the site into a redevelopment project that will include a green energy biomass power plant, a potential ship repair dry dock repair, and other manufacturing operations.  Working with the Melching team, the demolition contractor handled all demolition, environmental cleanup and an asbestos abatement with a scope of work estimated to cost $2 million dollars.

For more information about submitting entries for the 2013 National Demolition Association Environmental Excellence Awards or becoming a member of the Association, go to www.demolitionassociation.com

New Faces on National Demolition Association Board of Directors

The National Demolition Association announces the addition of four new demolition professionals to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Newly named to the Board are Alfred Gorick, Jr. of Gorick Construction Co., Inc., Binghamton, NY; Scott Homrich of Homrich Wrecking Inc., Carleton, MI; Richard Lorenz of Central Environmental Services, Apopka, FL; and Craig Sessler of Sessler Wrecking, Waterloo, NY.

Continuing as the Association’s officers are Don Rachel of Rachel Contracting, LLC, St. Michael, MN as President; Jeff Kroeker of Kroeker, Inc. Demolition & Recycling Contractors, Fresno, CA as Vice President; Peter Banks of CEI Boston LLC, Norfolk, MA  as Secretary; Scott Knightly of Envirovantage, Epping, NH as Treasurer; and Paymond Passeno of Bierlein Companies, Inc., Midland, MI as Past President.  Michael R. Taylor, CAE, serves as Executive Director.

For more information about joining the National Demolition Association or becoming a member of the Board of Directors, go to www.demolitionassociation.com.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.  The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.