It wasn't always easy for DEMCO, however. "It was really tough working in Mississippi right after the hurricane. It was difficult getting housing for our people and getting everyone fed," Pierce explains. "It has gotten a lot better in recent months."
Other NDA member firms doing work in the Gulf States area include D.H. Griffin of Texas, Inc., D.H. Griffin Wrecking, Inc. and Louisiana Chemical Dismantling Co. Inc.
According to Congressional reports, debris removal operations associated with the hurricane are essentially complete in Alabama and are nearing completion in Mississippi. However, debris removal continues to be an ongoing issue in Louisiana.
Michael R. Taylor, CAE, is executive director of the National Demolition Association, a non-profit trade organization representing nearly 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms involved in the demolition process. To learn more, visit www.demolitionassociation.com or call (800) 541-2412.