Rhino Demo, based in Hattiesburg, Miss., has completed a demolition project near Baton Rouge, La. The project was scheduled to take six months, but the company says it was able to complete it in less than four months.
The industrial demolition included the flex zone and UBOB areas at Lion Copolymer. The demolished structures included a 200-foot methanol column, an extended batch structure, hundreds of pounds of concrete and other structures. In a release, Rhino Demo says that an estimated 97 percent of the demolished materials from the industrial demolition at Lion Copolymer were recycled.
Ricky Myers, a representative for Rhino Demo, says much of the demolition material was ferrous and nonferrous, which the company shipped off site for recycling. However, the company estimates that it will end up recycling 10,000 tons of concrete as well, primarily on site and to be used as road base for the company.
After completing the Lion Copolymer project, the company is set to start a demolition project at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. The project will include an interior demolition at the Johnson Commons, the former student dining hall for students. Myers expects this project to take around one month, with completion by the end of 2012. He estimates that the company will be able to get a greater than 90 percent recycling rate with this project.
“We're proud to work with the industrial and manufacturing industries throughout Louisiana and across the Southeast. Our goal is to provide industrial and commercial demolition in the safest and most efficient way possible. When we can complete a project early like we did in Baton Rouge, LA, everyone is happy” Rhino Demo COO Jamie Montgomery says.