Dear Fellow Demolition Professional:
To say a lot has changed in the past month would be a gross understatement. We find ourselves in a new reality. We are seeing and experiencing things that we have not seen in our lifetimes – and I hope never experience again. Although we are facing an unprecedented time, we have seen many members of the demolition community participate in heroic acts on behalf of their families, employees, companies, costumers and the industry. Nobody should feel that they have to navigate this pandemic alone, and through the National Demolition Association (NDA), it is our hope no demolition professional will. We will get through this together.
NDA is committed to helping members respond to the ever-changing regulatory environment so they can support their families, employees, customers and communities. The association provides the guidance I need for keeping my team safe on the jobsite and informed about best practices and regulatory changes. This is the reason why I have been a member for over two decades and why I hope you too will join our ranks. As an NDA member you are supporting the industry and by extension your company and is more important than ever.
From one industry professional to another—regardless of whether you join NDA—I want to offer all of the resources NDA has compiled to assist companies as they navigate COVID-19. You can find all of our thoughtfully curated information on our webpage, COVID-19 Resources, updated daily.
I also want to apprise you of what NDA has been doing this past month in advocacy. We have sent numerous letters to the Administration, Congress and Federal Agencies to advocate on behalf of the industry to ensure your company can continue to operate and secure the funding necessary to weather the storm. We are proud to advocate for the industry on your behalf.
A few notable mentions in the press on our efforts:
- Demolition News Interview with NDA – NDA President Chris Godek and Executive Director Jeff Lambert interviewed by Mark Anthony with Demolition News regarding NDA efforts in response to Coronavirus response.
- NDA: ‘Dear Mr. President…’ – Article from Demolition & Recycling International.
- NDA releases report to help demo contractors prepare for COVID-19 disruptions — The National Demolition Association (NDA) released guidance prepared by Auburn Hills, Michigan-based law firm McAlpine PC on March 18 to help demolition contractors prepare for potential disruption of projects due to the COVID-19 virus.
- NDA shares COVID-19 resource guide with members – The National Demolition Association (NDA) released a resource guide March 13 to help member companies deal with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To encourage you to join our community of professionals, we are currently offering 15 months of membership for the price of 12 to all new companies joining the association for the 2020-2021 membership year. I hope you consider this great opportunity to gain access to member benefits. I have detailed below some of the many benefits of membership and hope you will join your peers and stand with the industry in this difficult time.
Visit the NDA website to join today. As a member you will have access to our High Reach Document, NDA Safety Manual, Membership Directory,special discounts, Safety Talks and more!
I look forward to coming out on the other side with of this pandemic, stronger and more determined than ever to meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.
We will get through this and come out the other side stronger and more resilient, together.
Principal, New England Yankee Construction
President, National Demolition Association