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Welcome to Dixie Demolition's new web page.

Below are various examples of demolition, clean-ups, simple fabrication, construction, etc...

Our phone number is listed above.

Feel free to call anytime, and if no one is in the office (happens quite frequently, as much of the time we are all on location), simply leave a message, and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

We are fully insured, non union, with excellent references.

We have many large, well known companies within our customer base, such as Dupont Chemicals, Ford Motor Company, Shaw Industries, Mohawk Fibers, Bowater Paper Company, etc...

We have a very good working knowledge regarding plumbing, wiring, as well as general engineering, and are therefore better able than some others to determine exactly what you do, and (more importantly) don't wish to have demolished.

We strive to leave a clean, neat job-site, and boast a 100% customer satisfaction rate.

Call us today regarding your needs.

... Huntsville Commercial Properties ...

-- Millwright -- Clean-up --


We were called on to remove several hundred tons of outdated and obsolete machinery, along with the associated
wiring and transformers from this former manufacturing plant, which was being renovated into a small business park.

 We didn't take a lot of photos (too busy working) but here is what I have from that job.

... Liberty Lodge ...

-- Millwright -- construction --

Installation of a used freight elevator outside a hunting lodge in Alabama.
Once again we didn't have time to take lots of photos, but here is the job at about 3/4 completion.

This was a low budget operation, yet we were able to stretch the unit 6', and also build custom controls
along with a 3phase converter to power the lift without breaking our customer's bank account.

... Swm of georgia ...

-- Demolition -- Clean-up --


  ^  Twin heater boxes on the upper end.       --------      The view from above.   ^

 
The entrance and exit ports on the lower end

 
Left and right side views of the interior.  Floor to ceiling height: approximately 4 feet.
 


Section of wall removed on the upper end outside,.. commencing demolition.
Note the extremely tight fit, and lack of working room.
 

 
Fire clay removed. ^                                 Heater boxes, and some of the scrap metal from the ductwork. ^

 
Palletized Panels.  ^                              Inside completed, reconstruction of outside wall in progress. ^


"That's the way I like it!"

This contract involved the removal of a large powder coating oven which had been in operation for
approximately 35 years.  A particularly nasty operation when you consider the years of soot-like burned
paint powder that thickly coated every interior part of this old unit, and filled every crevice, 
-- sometimes to a depth of six inches or more.  The job took almost three months, and just about every
day we would leave coated (saturated, actually..) with the choking black dust from head to foot.

There was no practical way to remove the oven (which had to be completely disassembled) from the
room in which it was (very tightly) contained, without first removing part of the building's outside wall,
and to make matters even more difficult, the oven 200' long oven was actually attached all the way down
it's other side to the side wall of the the most critical part of the manufacturing plant,.. the quality control
laboratory.

The oven was constructed of 5" thick Fiberglas insulated steel panels over a 'H beam' steel frame, and
was chock full of all sorts of ductwork, above and below the passage through which the parts traveled
on a chain trolley.  The concrete floor below was covered in 6 inches of packed fire clay, to retain the heat
& protect the floor, and this also had to be removed, and cleaned.

Above are some photos of the oven and surrounding areas, in order from start to finish.


 

 
 

... Bowater Paper Mills ...

-- Millwright -- Clean-up --

  
 

These pictures were made while the job was in progress.   Bowater (the largest paper mill in the world), unfortunately would not allow us to take any additional photographs.

When we arrived, the five story building was knee deep in wood shavings and dust, on some floors, and we were forced to perform a complete clean-up before we could even begin the equipment removal.

All the equipment you see here, along with a substantial portion we were not allowed to photograph (at least four times this amount) was carefully disassembled, lowered to the ground, and then placed in storage.

... SWM of Georgia ...

-- Millwright -- Concrete construction --


 
SWM of Georgia is one of the worlds largest producers of seat and door mechanisms for all the major automobile manufacturers of America and in Japan.  This is a very 'high tech' facility where strict standards are applied to employees, and especially to all outside contractors.

The job called for the removal of a 90 ton stamping press, which because of it's large size, was extended partially (about 3') below floor level.  The removal of the stainless steel concrete floor liner was necessary, along with the subsequent filling and packing of the cavity, and finally the hole was to be capped by a steel reinforced concrete, which had to be attached via additional rebar into the existing floor.

I'd like to add, that we finished ahead of schedule, and received a nice bonus on this one.

... SWM of Georgia ...

-- Construction --


Job consisted of Installation of new dock levelers, and extending the door frames two feet in height.  Not an easy task considering the solid brick 18" thick walls, but once again we finished ahead of schedule, and received a bonus.

... Mohawk Industries ...

-- demolition --


 

This was what we call a "tear-out"  This was a 360' long by 24' wide 'I' beam framed mezzanine with 2 crane rails welded from end to end underneath.  It was topped by an additional 2"x6" wood framework, floored with 3/4" plywood, with a steel safety railing on top of that.

There was an elevator at the south end which also was to be removed.  These first pictures show the job as we were about 50% done.  This job was particularly difficult, as it was approximately in the center of the complex, with no convenient access to the street, and many Mohawk employees constantly moving all around, and underneath us as we worked.

Mohawk is one of the three largest textile manufacturers in the world, and this was our first job for them.  You will notice that we keep our areas quite clean.   They were very pleased with our work.

 

Note that just because we are "Demolitionalists", doesn't mean that we destroy everything.  Please notice the care we take in separating and caring for the salvageable goods from this (and all our) project(s).


 

... Rossville Yarns Inc. ...

-- Building "clean-out" --


This is where we started,.. 140' wide x 500' deep, and packed solid with machinery, wiring, and plumbing (garbage too) excepting the small area you see in front of my camera in this photo. One month later, we were finished.

The job was done in the middle of winter with no heat, and was particularly trying in ways you might not expect.  For instance, we had to make special scrapers, and four people scraped hardened grease and chemicals from the floor for a week,.. that is, after we had clipped off flush, and/or removed, over 2,600  steel, concrete studs from the floor!

As yet, I have not yet taken any photos of the finished job, but as the building is still empty, I'll try to remember to send someone by to do so.  Below are some pictures of the work while in progress --v.

    

... Shaw Industries ...

-- millwright --Double Baler removal --


 

A Job this size usually requires 4 - 7 days according to the difficulties we encounter during the process.

... Shaw Industries ...

-- Millwright -- Demolition -- Clean-out --

Front


Rear

This is a job we are currently doing for shaw industries.  Shaw is the largest floor covering manufacturer in the world.

Here we are removing ten extruded yarn lines & all the associated plumbing and electrical hardware.  Above is the front view, and below that you see the rear view.  This block of machinery is approximately 70' deep, and is 3-1/2 floors high.

This job is made much more difficult by the fact that there is no way out, except a double personnel door which is behind me in the above photo.  After the removal we will of course do a thorough clean up.

Below are pictures of our progression --v.


The back side two weeks later.


...and now five weeks later. --  Approximately 400,000 pounds of machinery has been carefully disassembled, 
and the framework torch cut and removed.  Floors have been scraped and swept clean of all debris.


A view from the other (north) end.

 
^ Detail showing upper end of one of the integral supporting posts.


Here you can see the resulting scrap steel from three of the eight large yarn texturizing machines that
we were forced to remove in pieces.

The supporting structure (posts) for the three upper floors of this extrusion process was actually
an integral part of the machinery on the ground floor, and all of that heavy steel (3/4") machinery had
to be torch cut in sections from, and around these structural members.

This was (unfortunately for us) a very time and labor consuming process.

 
The front side three weeks later.

 
Parts neatly stacked.


The 'pipe pile' continues to grow.

Crew members outside on break.







 

... Coming attractions ...

-- Bowater Paper -- controlled demolition --


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Our next adventure:  We'll bring down and remove this two hundred sixty foot long, 500,000 pound, steel barge unloading crane.



 



 
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