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Akron Ohio News – Deconstruction program building up community

A home in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue slated for demolition, located adjacent to the Akron Zoo, was one of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County’s recent deconstruction projects, shown above. Staff of the nonprofit removed and recycled aluminum siding, gutters and downspouts, with proceeds to be reinvested in the community.

The current program has Habitat going into houses and other buildings before another contractor demolishes them, so that cabinets, doors, vanities, countertops, light fixtures, windows and other items can be removed. Some items are then sold at the ReStore. Other materials such as furnaces, hot water tanks, aluminum siding, gutters, downspouts, aluminum windows, window frames and copper pipes are recycled for scrap, said Sibbio.

Source: Akron Ohio News – Deconstruction program building up community

The Stock Pile – The Akron Legal News

Sarsany said she and Gerber just completed writing a grant that would fund worker training in the area of deconstruction.

“This would allow us to bring on more employees and add a lot more materials in the store. At the moment we are ‘cherry picking’ and taking the materials that can be easily removed,” said Sarsany.

The company is currently scheduling partial deconstruction projects for the spring. “If you are thinking about remodeling why not let The Stock Pile do your deconstruction so your old materials can go toward improving someone else’s home,” Gerber said.

To schedule an appointment or check out the products go to www.thestockpile.org

via The Akron Legal News.