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The LaBelle Blending Bin Demolition was performed for the Foundation PA Coal Company and was located in LaBelle, PA.

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Project Experience

LaBelle Blending Structure

The Coal Prep Facility was an eight story Coal Blending Bin Structure owned by Foundation PA Coal Terminal, LLC. The general contractor (Kippin Industries) hired an explosive demolition contractor to implode the structure. The subcontractor drilled the structure and placed charges. The implosion failed due to the makeup of the structure. The cell walls were too thin for the charges to work effectively. After further investigation, due to safety concerns and the structure being unstable from the implosion attempt, it was determined that the structure needed to be removed mechanically. We were subcontracted to perform this project.


A 100’ Hi-Reach excavator with a Universal Processor was utilized to perform this project. The structure was dismantled from top to bottom, the Universal Processor was essential because the top of the structure had a steel conveyor system over top of concrete blending cells. The concrete material generated from the demolition was utilized onsite as fill material and all steel was processed and recycled.

Demolition Clears The Way For Progress

Demolition, properly and safely utilized, provides opportunities necessary for new infrastructure as well as renovation of existing locations.

Advantage Blasting and Demolition is licensed and authorized to perform both conventional demolition and explosive demolition projects nationwide.

Although we offer two separate divisions of demolition, by combining our resources, we're able to perform any turnkey demolition project needed.

Our goal at Advantage Blasting & Demolition is to formulate, develop & streamline (with one-on-one communication) the best options available via conventional and/or explosive demolition, a process to complete every job to our customer’s satisfaction in a safe, timely & cost efficient manner.

The use of explosives allows us to provide clients with the most effective methodology available in the industry, providing them the tools needed to bid more efficiently and with less manpower, thereby reducing work-force exposure and overall liability.