F&L/Wrecking Corp Joint Venture Pitched the First Ball to Begin Construction of the New Baseball Stadium for DC

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F&L/Wrecking Corp Joint Venture (FL/WCA), which was awarded the demolition contract for the new DC Major League Ballpark to house the National League’s Washington Nationals, has neared completion of the complex project, including demolition of six city blocks in southeast DC and hazardous material removal. FL/WCA is an LSBDE partnership of Wrecking Corporation of America (WCA), which has helped pave the way for the future of the DC area through numerous high-profile demolition projects, and F & L Construction Inc., a Washington, DC-based construction and hauling contractor.

F&L/Wrecking Corp Joint Venture (FL/WCA), which was awarded the demolition contract for the new DC Major League Ballpark to house the National League’s Washington Nationals, has neared completion of the complex project. FL/WCA is an LSBDE partnership of Wrecking Corporation of America (WCA), which has helped pave the way for the future of the DC area through numerous high-profile demolition projects, and F & L Construction Inc., a Washington, DC-based construction and hauling contractor. The general contractors for the project are Bethesda-based Clark Construction Group, Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction and the SR Smoot Corporation of DC.

FL/WCA is handling the demolition as well as hazardous material and debris removal of a six-city-block area, bounded on the north by N Street SE, on the west by South Capitol Street, on the east by First Street SE, and on the south by Potomac Avenue SE. By the time the project is completed, FL/WCA will have dismantled and relocated a working asphalt plant and will have razed some 34 structures, including a number of low-rise industrial steel-frame buildings, a few residential properties, and auto storage yards.

“We’re excited to have thrown out the first ball for the new stadium construction,” said Terry Anderson, EVP for Wrecking Corporation of America. “Even by Washington standards, this is a landmark project, and WCA feels lucky to have the opportunity to participate. We expect the work to be completed by the end of the month.”

“The project is a significant one for the area, and we’re pleased to have taken the first steps toward construction of a permanent home for the Washington Nationals,” said Freddie Winston, President, F&L Construction.

The demolition work and debris removal was done on a fast track schedule, beginning on the southern portion of the site and moving north.

About Wrecking Corporation of America

Wrecking Corporation of America took down its first downtown DC building 30 years ago. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Wrecking Corp. has worked on a number of high-profile projects downtown and in the surrounding metropolitan areas, including the George Washington Hospital and the Former Washington Convention Center. Wrecking Corp. specializes in the challenges of demolition and excavation on high-profile commercial projects and cramped urban sites as well as sprawling multi-building complexes. For more information, visit the Wrecking Corp. web site at http://www.wreckingcorp.com or call 703.823.3850.

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