Business As Usual
Finishing a week ahead of schedule, ARC removed asbestos plaster walls on all three floors of an old elementary school building that houses the archives of former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster in his hometown of Franklin. The project took 60 days, and all of ARC’s work was performed while City Hall (first and second floors) and the museum (third floor) remained opened to the public. This six-figure project was under the direction of ARC’s Baton Rouge/New Orleans general manager Jon Dayton. Gov. Foster was in office from 1996-2004.
After breaking ground on the $26 million renovation of the Denver RTD Civic Center Station, ARC Abatement Denver is handling structural demolition on the aging, dilapidated facility. Renovations will include nine bus bays, a glass-enclosed terminal building, an open view from 16th Street Mall to the State Capitol and a building that is easier to maintain and repair long-term. The station is a hub for 18 RTD bus routes serving about 15,000 passengers daily, and also serves as a turnaround point for the 16th Street Free Mall Ride shuttle.
ARC is an integral part of the communities where we have offices. Louisiana experienced historic flooding that has affected many including our own Jon Dayton, GM of our Baton Rouge/NOLA office. Dayton worked with Livingston Parish first responders to transport 50 flooding victims that had been rescued from high water to a waiting helicopter that then airlifted those victims to higher ground. Later a bridge collapsed over the Tickfaw River that had Jon stranded himself. Jon and his wife Amber are safe now and continue to help their neighbors dry out.
Texas’ Biggest Abatement
After a change of ownership delayed the project, ARC is back on the job in JR Ewing’s old office. Our current crew of 60 is abating the asbestos at 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas. ARC General Manager Steve Chappell says they have the bottom seven floors left plus two lower level floors. He says the crew will increase to 80-100 workers to complete the project in November. Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the history of the state of Texas in terms of size, Elm Place, is 52-stories and 1.3 million square feet.