Adamo Group’s team has been hard at work inside the Joe Louis Arena.  Our team has worked hard for the last few months removing the lower bowl including a large portion of concrete holding the seats inside the arena.  Click on Detroit took a sneak peek behind closed doors to see what was happening.

Adamo Group Prepares Annual Toys for Tots Donation

As in years past, this week the Adamo Group prepared its annual donation of toys for the Detroit and Macomb county Toys for Tots program.

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit

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Adamo Group Begins Work in Lafayette Park

Adamo Group began demolition yesterday at a Lafayette Park building near downtown Detroit.  The building, once known as Shapiro Hall, was a former location for Wayne State University’s pharmacy program.   The site has been previously vacant for years.  The location will be redeveloped into a new 374 unit residential property.  The 8 story tower will be removed, making room for the $108 million residential development which will feature 60 condominiums and 314 rental properties.  Demolition is expected to last until late Spring.  The new Lafayette West Development is set to open by late 2020.  As a Detroit Headquartered business Adamo is proud to be a part of what will be a major milestone in the city’s continued revitalization.

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Adamo Group Announces Award from the World Demo Summit

Adamo Group was presented with the 2018 Award for Contract of the Year, US $1M and Over, at the World Demolition Awards in Dublin, Ireland.  Adamo Group was shortlisted from field of entries from all over the world as a finalist back in August 2018 for its work at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.  Adamo Group was honored to share this distinction with the other shortlisted entries from companies in California, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Adamo Group Finalist for World Demolition Summit 2018

It is with great pride that Adamo Group announces it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Contract of the Year, US$1 million or over to be presented at the World Demolition Summit 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Adamo was shortlisted along with 3 other outstanding companies in this category. The selection of the Adamo Group speaks to the quality of work Adamo Group and its employees are known for.

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Work Continues for Adamo Group in Ohio

Work continued for the Adamo Group at the site of the former Muskingum River Power Plant near Beverly, Ohio. At 6:30am on Friday May 18th, 2018, the Adamo Group brought down the hyperbolic cooling tower and adjacent stack with a series of controlled implosions. The cooling tower and stack began operation in 1968 and were part of Unit 5 of the former coal fed power plant.

At its peak, the plant ran 6500 tons of coal through the plant a day. The stack stood at 825 feet (nearly 70 stories tall) while the hyperbolic cooling tower was 370 feet tall and 395 feet diameter at the base. The cooling tower had once held 2.9 million gallons of water.

Adamo Group used a series of charged explosives to bring down the two structures safely, landing precisely where they had predicted.

Work Begins at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac

On Thursday March 1st, Adamo Group began demolition of the North Tower at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac. The milestone achievement was the culmination of months of planning, coordinating, and preparatory work. The work is part of a larger investment to remodel the hospital which started in 2014. The tower was demolished using Adamo’s 345 Apex High Reach Excavator equipped with an MP 30 multi-processing tool. Demolition and cleanup will continue for the next few months finishing with the demolition of the Material Handling building, a 2 story structure adjacent to the tower.

Adamo High Reach at SJMO in Pontiac
The Adamo 345 Apex High Reach at work at St John Mercy Oakland in Pontiac while water is used as a dust suppression mechanism.
Adamo Machines at SJMO in Pontiac
Adamo Begins Demolition of the North Tower at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac.

Adamo Group Congratulates Scholarship Winner

Adamo Group would like to congratulate the 2018 winner of the John T. Adamo Jr. Scholarship, Eduardo Garcia, on his recent award. He joins past winners Tom Linnemann (2017) and Logan Hazelwood (2016) as recipients of the award. The John T. Adamo Jr. Scholarship is an annually awarded scholarship, established in 2016 to honor the life of John T. Adamo Jr. and to continue his legacy of excellence, generosity and service.

Each year, the National Demolition Association awards the winner of the scholarship $7,500 to use towards their tuition. If you would like to find out more about the scholarship fund, including how to apply, please do so here.

Demolition of DTW’s Hangar 715 Under Way

Adamo Group’s mechanical demolition of the abandoned Hangar 715 is under way at the DTW Airport. The project involves removal and closure of underground fuel tanks, some asbestos and universal waste removals, along with building demolition and site restoration. The abandoned hangar building requires the use of our specialized high reach demolition equipment and is specifically challenging due to its proximity to the active airfield and adjacent buildings.

Adamo High Reach Works on Hangar 715 at DTW

Adamo High Reach Works on Hangar 715