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DHG Wrecking Implosions Highlight Award-Winning Video

Nelson Aerial Productions has taken home first place in the 2nd Annual Engineering Drone Video of the Year contest held at AUVSI Xponential in Chicago, IL. The video titled “The Big Boom” documents 10 separate building implosions across the U.S., eight of which were for Greensboro, N.C.-based D.H. Griffin Wrecking.

DHGW Removes Launch Towers in Cape Canaveral

Contractors worked within stringent Air Force safety guidelines to take down two launch towers with explosives on a military base in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “As we started exposing columns and preparing for the precuts, we discovered that the degree of corrosion on and within structural members was too great to guarantee the necessary structural integrity required to safely proceed with this method,” says Karen Soricelli, a division manager at DHGW who helped oversee the project. “We made the decision to consult with Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and asked our client to appeal to the Air Force to allow for the utilization of explosive means in felling the towers.”

D.H. Griffin to demolish former tobacco factory

Greensboro-based D.H. Griffin Cos. will do the honors in destroying a massive manufacturing and distribution facility in Concord to make way for yet another megasite in the state. The massive, shuttered manufacturing and distribution facility at what was once a sprawling Philip Morris operation in Cabarrus County is due to be demolished. Set to begin within 30 days, the demolition of the 3.5 million-square-foot facility is expected to take the rest of the year to complete, according to a news release.

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Contracted for Improve Georgia LLC Project

D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been contracted by Improve Georgia LLC ( to provide demolition services to make way for their expansion into the Atlanta area. DHG will demolish and remove the former Georgia Pacific facility located at 6945 Button Gwinnett Drive (4600 NE Expressway) in Doraville, Georgia. Demolition of the 220,000 square foot industrial packaging facility will begin immediately and be complete in Spring 2019.

2019 Engineering Excellence Awards

After 50 years of dominating the space above the Brickyard, Harrelson Hall at NC State is no more. To take down the circular 1960s, leviathan took a herculean team effort. NC State left the project in the hands of the 2019 North Carolina Engineering Excellence Award winner and premier design and planning firm, Kimley-Horn. On the ground, subcontractor D.H. Griffin‘s DARI and Wrecking divisions oversaw the extensive asbestos abatement, demolition, and major utility removal. Once demolition was complete, all final touches including backfilling, final grading, landscape, and hardscape work, were completed by the D.H. Griffin restoration division.

DHGW and DARI in Top 10 again this year in the Annual ENR Top Specialty Contractor Listing

D.H Griffin Wrecking Co and Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc. (DARI) have again ranked in the Top 20 of Specialty Contractors for 2018. The news comes in the October 22nd edition of the 2018 Engineering News and Record (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors rankings. The D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. landed as the third largest firm from fourth last year and affiliated company DARI moves up two positions from 2017 to fifth place as a Top Asbestos & Abatement firm.

Family Business Awards: Reputation, relationships keys to booming business for D.H. Griffin Cos.

The wrecking company grew brick by brick into a 1,000-employee, multifaceted family of businesses that tackles jobs regularly for Fortune 100 firms.

Demolition of Lifeway Tower in Nashville, TN goes perfectly

Demolition of Lifeway Tower in Nashville, TN goes perfectly

D.H. Griffin Receives Top ENR Ratings

The October 23, 2017 edition of the Engineering News and Record (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2017 ranked two D.H. Griffin Companies in the Top 20 Firms again this year. D. H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. ranked as the fourth largest Demolition & Wrecking firm for the 4th year in a row. Affiliate company Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc. ranked 7th in Top Asbestos & Abatement Firms, up from 15th place in 2016.

D.H. Griffin Receives Letter of Recognition

D.H. Griffin Wrecking receives recognition letter from C. W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. for work performed on the I-85 Bridge Collapse project in Atlanta, GA.

D.H. Griffin is Ranked #8 for the World's Largest Demolition Contractor

DHGW ranked 4th largest demolition contractor in the Americas and 8th largest in the world in the annual D&RI100 according to the Demolition & Recycling International magazine May-June 2017 edition.

Dan River Steam Station Implosion

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. successfully imploded Duke Energy's retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, NC on Sunday, October 30th.

D.H. Griffin Receives Top ENR Ratings

The October 24, 2016 edition of the Engineering News and Record (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2016 ranked two D.H. Griffin Companies in the Top 20 Firms again this year.

Who's Who in Building & Construction

D.H. Griffin is the Fall 2016 cover story for The Who's Who in Building & Construction.

Ground Zero cleanup leaves lasting lessons for N.C. demolition firm

Griffin's family business, D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. Inc., wound up being hired as the lead demolition contractor clearing the rubble from the site, a job that kept the company there for nearly 19 months.

DHGW is ranked #9 for the World's Largest Demolition Contractors for 2015

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. has been ranked in the Top 10 of the World's Largest Demolition Contractors and Top 5 in the Americas by Demolition & Recycling International. We couldn't do it without our outstanding employees that go above and beyond every day!

D.H. Griffin named to ENR's Top 600 Specialty Contractors of 2015

The October 26, 2015 edition of the Engineering News and Record (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors for 2015 ranked two D.H. Griffin Companies in the Top 20 Firms again this year.

Doraville GM Plant Demolition

DHG's demolition of the former 165-acre Doraville GM Plant was the first step in this site's redevelopment.

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