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Plant demolition scheduled this week

Demolition is expected to get under way this week at the former Burlington Plant in Halifax, according to Halifax Town Manager Carl Espy.


D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. has indicated the asbestos removal will be completed within the next week, and the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority has had a third party performing the inspections and clearances as required by state regulations, Espy said.

The demolition work hours will tentatively be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and a half a day on Friday, so the noise should not be an issue, the town manager explained.  

According to the project manager, the site has a good buffer from the residential properties, so the dust should not migrate. However, some dust will be associated with the work, and the contractor will monitor conditions constantly.   

D. H. Griffin Vice-President David Deatherage said his company wants to be a good neighbor.

Also being the property owner and not just the demolition contractor, D. H. Griffin will try and address any concerns that may come up in the next few months until the demolition and cleanup of the facility is expected to be complete, Espy said.

Deatherage anticipates completion of demolition in March to April.  

Since the company has been in the demolition business for over five decades, Deatherage said it is very familiar in each project with the industry standards they have to comply with.

All work on the Burlington site will be conducted in accordance with local and state regulations, Deatherage said.