Lennox Tornado-Damaged Industrial Complex Solution

Regroup, Remove, Rebuild.

Earth Services & Abatement performed the asbestos abatement, demolition, and preparation for reconstruction of a large Lennox manufacturing plant that was nearly flattened by an EF-3 tornado.

Earth Services & Abatement played a key role in getting 135,000 sq ft of this large Lennox facility ready to rebuild and get back up to full production.

About the Lennox Tornado-Damaged Industrial Complex

In 2018, an EF-3 tornado touched down in Marshalltown, IA that nearly flattened the large manufacturing plant, leaving 135,000 sq ft of the facility damaged. Earth Services & Abatement was called upon to remove Asbestos Contaminated Materials (ACM) to begin the monumental task of clearing the debris and beginning to rebuild the plant.

The plant remained running 24-hours a day throughout our demolition process. The damaged areas of the facility were separated by hand, as to not cause additional damage to the plant or interfere with daily operations. Once separated, the building was demolished and transported as ACM was properly packaged and disposed of. Over 2.5 tons of asbestos was safely loaded and transported to the local landfill. Once the demolition was complete, the building pad was pressure washed and the water was filtered, leaving the site ready for reconstruction.

Case Details

Category

Asbestos Abatement

Selective Demolition

Biological Decontamination

Nationwide Disaster Response Support

Location

Marshalltown, IA

Year Built

Early 1900s

Year Remediated

2019

Services Used

Asbestos Abatement

The companies of EIS have safely completed more than 35,000 asbestos abatement solutions at schools, hospitals, government sites, commercial and industrial facilities, and railroad sites nationwide. We work on projects big and small, from $5,000 to over $20 million, and are consistently ranked among Engineering News Record’s list of Top Abatement Firms in the U.S. EIS companies are licensed for asbestos abatement and removal across the United States with offices located throughout the nation. 

Our extensive background and experience have allowed us to successfully conduct asbestos removal solutions for a diverse client base on all types of commercial infrastructure. EIS team members support good communications, prompt attention to paperwork and ensure that work plans are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. EIS companies are experienced with complying with governmental agencies and regulatory bodies.

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Services Used

Selective Demolition

With a fleet of heavy equipment, EIS’ demolition division is able to self-perform all aspects of demolition. In addition, we can service facilities nationally, with licenses in most states. Our niche is to provide complete abatement, structural demolition and earthwork services. EIS companies have a class A demolition license and the track record to prepare us for most challenges. 

Our demolition teams are experts in the science of precise and safe removal of obsolete structures, their components, and architectural finishes. We employ innovative and successful techniques in the areas of historical preservation, interior renovation, selective dismantling or total demolition.

EIS companies provide the seamless addition of performing selective and interior demolition for non-hazardous building materials. Whether the work requires the complete demolition of non-structural interior walls, ceilings, finishes and even utilities, or the strategic and selective removal of an exterior component or the creation of building openings, special care is given to provide clients with the schedules and precise coordination that addresses more of the total project operational needs.

All projects are performed with the utmost concern for employee safety and the specific technical and control requirements of the work. Because of our expertise in environmental cleaning, interior demolition projects are equally performed with stringent debris controls and the concern for limiting vibration, noise and dust. Many of our employees that execute this work are also experienced environmental professionals and all employees on the work sites have the necessary training, PPE and applicable OSHA certifications. EIS companies perform this work in commercial buildings, retail spaces, hospitals, industrial sites, governmental structures, military facilities and bridges across the nation.

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Services Used

Biological Decontamination

EIS companies have safely performed thousands of decontamination projects for area-specific jobs at schools, commercial and industrial plants and expansive facilities efficiently and with minimal disruption to operations.

Decontamination of toxic chemicals and waste and other contaminants utilizing skilled technicians and the latest techniques including high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) negative air machines and HEPA filter vacuums, along with manual cleaning and efficient application of chemical agents.

EIS has the knowledge, experience, and resources to plan and manage environmental infection controls during construction activities at healthcare or other occupied facility and renovation construction projects. Our team members understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures to safely execute projects at construction, maintenance, renovation, demolition, or healthcare facility environments.

EIS team members have certifications and current safety training to safely manage the varying ICRA requirements at each facility, and we collaborate effectively with property owners and consultants to ensure that the work is executed efficiently and safely.

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Services Used

Nationwide Disaster Response Support

EIS can provide environmental contracting and skilled labor to local emergency response and restoration contractors all across the United States for manpower support after emergencies and disasters. EIS companies have the experience, qualified personnel, and equipment to quickly respond to disaster events and to provide our core environmental services of:

These community crippling disasters put a strain on the qualified available workforce and our crews are trained and certified for biological hazard clean-up, decontamination and general labor for the hard tasks. Our companies manage the safe removal, transportation, and disposal of industrial and hazardous waste, abatement of contaminants in HVAC ducts or on structural components that include asbestos, lead, and mold spores. Our teams support the local affected economy by providing safe and responsive crews that help to restore a quick and efficient recovery.

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