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Increasing Reuse in Los Angeles is Top Priority for Myles McGray in New Role at Deconstruction & Reuse Network

As Agent & Manager Development Director, McGray Boosts Efforts to Decrease Waste

MylesLos Angeles, CA – December 9, 2010:  Deconstruction & ReUse Network (DRN), an environmental and humanitarian non-profit, has promoted Myles McGray to Development Director for Los Angeles County. McGray has been very successful thus far in Los Angeles’ South Bay area, advancing participation in deconstruction of property owners and building industry professionals, with 17 projects completed in the last 12 months; equating to approximately 276 tons of building materials salvaged and gifted for charitable reuse in neighboring communities.  McGray will widen his focus for donation development beginning immediately in West Los Angeles County, including coastal communities from Marina Del Rey to Malibu, and will expand his duties to cover Eastern Los Angeles County. In his new role, McGray will build and manage a development team to increase DRN’s overall deconstruction project volumes in the county.

As McGray transitions to his new service areas, he will continue to serve the South Bay community as area manager, a community he believes has tremendous room for growth and to which he remains very committed.

“The potential for diversion and reuse here is staggering and thanks to Myles, we have developed a solid foundation for growth,” says Schilling. “Now we just need to connect the dots.  We believe that under his direction and with his persistence our organization will be more successful in Los Angeles and extremely beneficial for the Southern California community.”

“While we’ve managed to keep literally tons of material ‘in the loop’ and out of the landfill, there’s still an enormous volume of material being unnecessarily wasted out there,” says McGray.  “I am thrilled to be able to help DRN have an even greater impact on the local community and beyond.  Our work has not only tangible environmental, economic and social benefits, but also the potential to influence and inspire others to ‘fight the good fight’.”

DRN is a California-based environmental and humanitarian non-profit specializing in disassembling, or “deconstructing” structures and facilitating the reuse of building and surplus materials for charitable purposes. DRN begins the process by identifying and inventorying all reusable (and donation-worthy) items throughout the home. Next, the deconstruction contractor for DRN’s Deconstruction Solution Program carefully dismantles the interior of the home and organizes all salvageable materials under DRN’s direction.  DRN always pursues reuse for salvaged items as they are, rather than recycling them, because it uses less energy and reduces the long-term environmental impact.

About Deconstruction & ReUse Network:

Deconstruction & ReUse Network is an environmental public benefit corporation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to promote and empower deconstruction practices and to grow a greater reuse network for quality building materials through partnerships with complimentary operations and organizations. Proud member of Build it Green; International Facility Management Association and California Resource Recovery Association. Deconstruction & ReUse Network currently serves Northern and Southern California with partnerships that benefit Habitat for Humanity and Corazon. Blog:

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