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  Fabrication: Plasma Cutting
 and robotic cutting and gouging. Demoliton work at EcoVet begins as crews use the plasma cutters to slice off a trailer roof, and then the walls. From there, they flip over the trailer and, again using the plasma cutters, burn off bolts, allowing wood to fall to the ground. The wood then is cut according to customer needs. The trail- ers supply the majority of metal used in EcoVet’s furniture designs, and the company even employs a sweeper that collects metallic fragments from the deconstruction site to ensure that noth-
ing goes to waste.
“We use every facet of that trailer,
through recycling, reselling or rebuild- ing,” Hagood says. “When we make something it is a piece of art, a one-of- a-kind product using the unique char- acter of the wood—mostly oak—featur- ing marks from forklifts, pallet jacks and even paint. This furniture is something that can be passed to your grandkids because it is unique and is built to last.”
Again, the plasma cutters play a
With a primary mission to recycle, reclaim and reuse, EcoVet assembles products from wood, mostly oak, and metal, mostly aluminum. Otherwise, semi trailers would be shredded and all nonmetal components landfilled.
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