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Job Creation & Training


Salvage and deconstruction creates more jobs than demolition.

Job Creation

For each job created by demolition, deconstruction creates two to five jobs more. Meaning deconstruction is a more powerful tool for economic development.

Job Training

Training provides skills that are valuable not only for salvage and deconstruction, but also for maintenance, renovation, and restoration work. Our training process assures that crew members have the skills and know the safety features that they need to be effective, while workers are paid a living wage as they learn.

Success in Other Cities

Architectural salvage and deconstruction has been successful in other major metropolitan areas, some larger, and some smaller than Detroit, including: Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Portland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis. To be competitive, Detroit must do what these other cities are already doing.

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