2019 News Articles

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 (ImproveUSA.com) 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.

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