Successful duo receive World Demolition Awards

By Steve Ducker02 December 2021

Two of the World Demolition Awards’ most successful companies over the years visited KHL this week to receive their trophies.

D&Ri editor Steve Ducker (right) provides a helping hand as Erith's Grant Styles shows off his company's three awards trophies. Photos courtesy Lucy Barnard

British contractor Erith – winner of 14 awards in various categories since 2017 – and equipment specialist Kocurek Excavators, which has been voted first six times in the Innovation Plant and Equipment category, joined Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri) editor Steve Ducker for this slightly unusual ceremony.

In common with several companies based outside the USA, Erith and Kocurek were unable to make the trip to Chicago for the 13th World Demolition Summit, which took place in October as Covid-19 related travel restrictions continued.

But with both based in the south of England, the “alternative” awards presentation was arranged.

Fred Stearn of Kocurek is all smiles after receiving the Innovation Plant and Equipment award

Regional director Grant Styles represented Erith, which this year won the Contract under US$1 million, Industrial Demolition and Safety/Training awards, while technical sales manager Fred Stearn received Kocurek’s award.

In total, 11 companies shared the 14 awards announced in Chicago. The 2022 World Demolition Summit, organised by D&Ri with the European Demolition Association and the US National Demolition Association, will take place in Vienna, Austria on 16 and 17 November.

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