Revive Pontiac demonstrates work during groundbreaking event Posted: August 23, 2016

OLHSA’s newest social enterprise, Revive Pontiac, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on June 27th at 330 W. Huron Street in Pontiac. At this location, the Revive Pontiac deconstruction team was retrieving usable materials from a historic apartment building that is slated for demolition.

OLHSA was honored to have the support of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, Representative Tim Greimel, Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other officials and community members at the event. Attendees were given a tour of the building to see how the deconstruction process works and shown items that are able to be salvaged and repurposed. Wood, fixtures and other valuable items from the space will be reworked into unique home goods and resold. Profits will help sustain Revive Pontiac, which helps promote workforce development as well as beautifies Pontiac through smarter blight removal. Visit www.revivepontiac.org for more information.