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Contractors Get Training Through Steel City Salvage

01.30.17 | In the News

This piece by NWI Times highlights the training Gary contractors are receiving in building deconstruction and materials reuse through Steel City Salvage, a Delta Institute project with funding from the Knight Foundation. The article also highlights the millions of dollars in abandoned materials in blighted Gary homes and another upcoming training this summer.


Deconstruction Underway in Aetna, Gary Neighborhood

01.30.17 | In the News

Lakeshore Public Radio’s Chris Nolte and Delta’s Eve Pytel discuss Steel City Salvage in an episode of Regionally Speaking, a radio/podcast program covering Northwest Indiana. The conversation covers how deconstruction and re-purposing of material is beneficial for the local economy, employment, and the community. Also discussed is the project’s future expansion from the Aetna neighborhood to communities across Gary.


Gary Project Deconstructs Vacant Homes, Salvages Materials

01.30.17 | In the News

The Post-Tribune recently published an article on Delta Institute’s Steel City Salvage Project, directed by Eve Pytel and funded by the Knight Foundation. The piece highlights the long-term positive impacts on the Northwest Indiana economy through utilizing Gary-based contractors and reusing materials locally as opposed to shipping them off to Chicago.


January Update from Delta Institute

01.26.17 | Announcements

In January’s Update, we update you on a capacity-building 3-day deconstruction training and training we held in Gary, IN, and introduced you to our very own Helen Hardy, Delta’s Finance and Operations Director. Read more.


Expanding Capacity in NW Indiana: Trainees Deconstruct Blighted Structures During 3-Day Workshop

01.26.17 | Announcements

In partnership with the Building Materials Reuse Association, It’s Gary’s Time, and the City of Gary, Delta held a 24-hour deconstruction training, in Gary, Indiana. Nine demolition, renovation, and construction contractors from Northwest Indiana and the Midwest learned how to systematically take a structure apart and reclaim its high quality materials. The 3-day course was held in a classroom and…More


Driven Doer: Helen Hardy

01.24.17 | Announcements
Helen Hardy Driven Doer

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Each month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. This month, we introduce you to Helen Hardy, Delta’s Director of Finance and Operations, resident Steelers fan, nonprofit finance expert, dog lover, and traveler! What do you do? I do the fun stuff…More