Getting recognized

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September 14, 2021

There are a lot of noble professions that, rightfully, get their fair share of recognition.

Just turn on a TV, look at your phone or open your computer and you’re likely to see a story about doctors and nurses working to serve patients in crowded hospitals, teachers getting lauded for the selfless work they do helping students get back to school among challenging restrictions, and military personnel being praised for their willingness to put themselves in danger both domestically and abroad to protect the country and its interests.

While demolition contractors may not be high on this list of professions that commonly get this kind of PR, their services are nonetheless essential and deserve to be recognized, even if they are often relegated to the shadows or mentioned as a mere footnote in news stories chronicling the important work they do.

Case in point, sustainability and the push for more renewable energy is widely championed by major corporations, politicians and citizens alike, but the work replacing outdated energy infrastructure is labor-intensive, dangerous and often overlooked.

“Power struggle” in this issue profiles the opportunities that demolition contractors have on the horizon to take out the old to make room for the new.

As the world’s energy needs shift and pressure to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel intensifies, it’s demolition contractors who are going to be the ones meeting these challenges, tearing down old plants and, quite literally, making room for a greener future.

Also in this issue, “Implosion in Surfside” profiles how Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI) raced against the clock, and a tropical storm, to implode the still-standing Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, Florida, in order to help free up search and rescue crews to look for survivors after a portion of the structure fell June 24.

While these are just a couple of examples of the important work the industry does, they are far from the only ones.

At Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine, we take pride in highlighting the exemplary demolition contractors working in the U.S. today, and we’re asking for your help in recognizing them.

The November/December issue of Construction & Demolition Recycling will once again feature a list of the Top Demolition Contractors in the United States, and we’re asking industry participants to submit information on behalf of their respective companies in order to be recognized.

To have your company featured, simply go to cdrecycler.com/form/top-demolition-contractors-list-2021 and fill out the brief form.

Thanks in advance for helping us showcase the best contractors the country has to offer.