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Salvage and Regeneration

April 14, 2011 “Salvage and Regeneration”  Baltimore Magazine by John Lewis Tonight, Second Chance—a nonprofit with the worthy goal of “retraining and creating employment for displaced and unemployed workers in deconstruction methods” and “reclaiming building materials to reduce demolition debris overloading landfills”—kicks off Baltimore Green Week with an art exhibition. […]


Good Green Jobs: Deconstruction as Community Development Tool

April 2011 – “Good Green Jobs: Deconstruction as Community Development Tool”  BioCycle by Neil Seldman (.pdf) Building deconstruction and valuable material resale creates green businesses as well as jobs with decent wages and benefits, adding quality to quantity of the US recycling movement.


Out of Air?

February 18, 2011 – “Out of Air?”  Baltimore Business Journal by Scott Dance NFL lockout may deflate sales at businesses that rely on Ravens revenue. “Mark Foster, CEO of Second Chance, says the nonprofit salvage yard near M&T Bank Stadium would lose $100,000 if the Ravens don’t play.”


Directory of Architectural Salvage Stores

2011 – “Directory of Architectural Salvage Stores”  Old House Journal by Clare Martin Second Chance is listed as one of two architectural salvage stores in the state of Maryland.


What Other Resources Are Available?

Updated 2011 – “What Other Resources Are Available?”  National Trust for Historic Preservation Second Chance is listed among the “sources of information available on the technical/decorative aspects of preservation.”


Awards through 2010

September 2010 – “Baltimore Regional Workforce Innovations Award” Awarded in the Category, “Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Retention”  Watch the video the City produced on Second Chance. October 3, 2010 – “2010 Enoch Pratt Community Award” Presented by The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore Winner of a 2010 Baltimore Social […]


Noteworthy News Before 2011

Listed in “2010-11 Guide to Architectural Salvage, Antique Lumber & Garden Antiques Companies” by the Publishers of Architectural Salvage News. The source for locating architectural salvage and antique lumber suppliers throughout the U.S. and Canada October 4, 2010 – “Frankenbars”  The Baltimore Sun by Erik Maza A creative use of […]