The problem so far is that Rockford does not have a deconstruction industry. There is no prevailing wage, making the bidding process difficult, if not impossible. Howard says that could all change with this project.
“A deconstruction industry centers on the systematic dismantling of obsolete structures with the philosophy of re-use, salvage and recycled material,” Howard said. “This will reduce, if not eliminate, landfill obstacles, address global warming, preserve raw materials, teach valuable skills and utilize untapped human talents.”