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Thousands of appliances replaced, recycled

by Madeline Hughes, Eagle Tribune

Replacing over 18,500 appliances in homes in the Merrimack Valley was no small feat. It took months of coordination, and some days over 200 people were working to remove and replace appliances in the homes of Columbia Gas customers in the area.

“There were lots of moving pieces at once, every house is different, with over 8,000 homes needing appliances replaced,” Ryan Dogil, planning director for Select Demo, who oversaw the removal of the appliances for Columbia Gas. “The best part was seeing smiles on faces when we replaced things like stoves and people got the ability to cook in their homes back — you can’t beat that.”

The Salem, New Hampshire-based demolition company, which is the largest in the northeast, analyzed, documented and scheduled the removal and replacement of gas appliances condemned by Columbia Gas.

The affected appliances have been replaced and have been taken apart to be recycled, Dogil said.


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