MCM Management Corp.

MCM Management Corp. prides itself on applying traditional demolition skills with cutting-edge technologies at the highest level of safety and productivity. 

CEO David Mardigian founded the Bloomfield, Mich.- based company in 1993 with nearly 30 years of experience in demolition under his belt. Mardigian focuses on achieving low unit costs through productivity, maintaining the highest level of safety and meeting tight schedules, while minimizing the impact of demolition operations on adjacent property owners and the public. “The MCM mission is to establish standards of performance, safety and integrity that are not expected by the most experienced buyer of our services,” the company says.

MCM’s services include demolition, fleet management, asbestos/hazardous material abatement, industrial cleaning, scrap processing and recycling services and heavy rigging. To date, the company has demolished 85 million square feet of industrial buildings and recycled seven million tons of material. MCM says its skill at recycling typically generates returns for its clients because the company routinely recycles 95 percent of an industrial project. The percentage applies to any project ranging between a 500,000- to five-million-square-foot area.  

The company is licensed to perform its services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Its partners include Hilco, General Motors, Bechtel Jacobs, Chrysler, U.S. Department of Energy and Fluor. 

Maintaining Safety

A main focus at MCM is safety on the job. For its continued commitment, MCM was given the Procter & Gamble Safety Award for achieving more than 17,000 hours performed without incident. Every employee is required to participate in task-specific training when he or she first starts. In addition to introductory training, corporate-wide safety training seminars are held on a biannual basis. “Open communication lines throughout all levels of operation ensure the utmost degree of security,” the company says. 

Every MCM project receives its own site-specific safety plan and project managers perform daily safety audits. Employees are encouraged to identify safety concerns while on site. “A safe worksite is a requirement, but it also is owed to every employee and stakeholder of the project,” the company explains.

MCM’s use of state-of-the-art equipment for its demolition services also limits manual labor and employee exposure to most worker safety hazards. Its equipment solutions include excavators, articulated trucks, dozers, loaders, graders and material handlers. Its work-tool inventory includes grapples and concrete pulverizers, as well as hydraulic shears and hammers. “MCM fully maintains all of our own equipment using our own mechanics, welders and lube trucks,” the company says. “Our expert mechanics are onsite everyday, ready to perform any duties necessary pertaining to the upkeep of our equipment.” 

Historic Demolitions

MCM has provided its demolition and cleanup services for a number of historic properties and landmarks. In 2001, the company was hired to demolish 5 million square feet of the industrial facility at the General Motors Buick City complex in Flint, Mich. MCM razed the buildings, but also was responsible for processing as much of the material as possible for recycling.

Materials that were recycled included 100,000 tons of steel, 250,000 tons of concrete and masonry debris, 20,000 tons of landfill material and nearly 3,000 tons of non-ferrous scrap metal, according to the company. To demolish the General Motors Buick City complex, MCM used hydraulic steel shears and hydraulic concrete tools. 

When the material is down on the ground, the company uses equipment attachments that will reduce the size of the concrete and remove all rebar. Its steel attachment equipment cuts steel to sizes that can be transported to steel mills where it is melted and used in a new product. 

“We use attachments that not only allow us to efficiently take a structure as heavy as this down without hand labor, but we also have attachments that allow us to recycle material,” Mardigian says. “To do the same processing of some material with hand labor is inherently unsafe and inefficient.” 

This past summer, MCM demolished and decontaminated Fluor’s X-600 coal-fired steam plant that had been part of the engineering and construction firm’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant since 1953. It provided enough heat to operate three process buildings and numerous maintenance and support buildings. 

MCM crews began with precipitators on the east end of the building to clear the way to a network of pipes covered in asbestos material. More than 20,000 square feet of buildings and three coal-fired boilers were dismantled and removed by MCM. The steel and concrete debris was sorted and surveyed for contamination. MCM completed the project weeks ahead of schedule in September 2013.

The Ohio landmark was replaced in October 2012 by a gas-fired steam plant known as the X-690. The new plant has a smaller carbon footprint and operates with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. 

In the future, MCM says it will continue to provide its clients with exceptional demolition services. “With hundreds of years of full-time demolition and decommissioning experience, MCM will continue to insulate clients from the many issues which plague [projects], such as new construction, property sale, liability and budget overruns for many years to come.” 

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