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Shop Demo Depot draws crowd to chamber bash in Mt. Pleasant
February 27, 2013
Chad Amond said he recently observed more than a few of those who entered Shop Demo Depot in Mt. Pleasant have what he described as “that a-ha moment.”
Mt Pleasant's Shop Demo Depot offers electronics recycling
February 6, 2013
Kim Giles said she believes many residents remain unaware of what Pennsylvania's new electronics recycling law means to them. Items such as broken television sets or used computers will no longer be picked up in regular trash collection, said Giles, deconstruction manager at Shop Demo Depot in Mt. Pleasant.
Mt. Pleasant residents reminded new law affects disposal of electronics
February 6, 2013
Mt. Pleasant Borough officials were reminded a new law is in effect that affects the disposal of some old electronics. Because of the law, residents must find a way for disposal of items such as televisions or computers.
But a representative from Shop Demo Depot told council there is an option in the borough for disposal. And it involves recycling.
Shop Demo Depot has ideas for growth
November 10, 2012
Jack Brown knows that bringing a good idea to life can often cost money. That's why Brown — director of community services of the Greensburg-based, nonprofit Westmoreland Community Action (WCA) — is looking for volunteers to help produce quality, cost-efficient ideas designed to improve the overall profile and impact of Shop Demo Depot in Mt. Pleasant.
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Westmoreland Community Action to sell donated building supplies
March 30, 2012
Westmoreland Community Action, an antipoverty agency based in Greensburg, will branch out into social enterprise — doing charity by doing good business. The nonprofit group will open Shop Demo Depot, a business that will sell surplus and reusable building supplies, in Mt. Pleasant on April 28.
New business stirs excitement in Mt. Pleasant
Daily Courier, April 24, 2012
New life has been breathed into the site of the former Cook's Lumber in Mt. Pleasant. The old building and grounds will soon be the location of the newest Demo Depot, operated by Westmoreland Community Action.
The business will feature a large inventory of many different items for building, landscaping and remodeling.
When the lumber yard closed its doors in 2010, borough officials began to shop for potential clients to purchase the large property.
"We looked into a lot of different options, but we didn't even know that they (Westmoreland Community Action) were considering it," Mt. Pleasant Mayor Gerald Lucia said. "They contacted us and said, 'We're moving to Mt. Pleasant.' We were ecstatic."
Cook's lumber property gets new life in Mt. Pleasant Borough
Daily Courier, February 21, 2012
Westmoreland Community Action CEO Tay Waltenbaugh told Mt.
Pleasant Borough Council on Monday that the organization has leased
the former Cook's lumber property. The organization hopes to
purchase the property within the next year or so.
Waltenbaugh said the location will be the new home to Demo Depot, which specializes in new and used building materials. It will be opened to the public.
Read more: Cook's lumber property gets new life in Mt. Pleasant Borough - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Briefs: Simple tactics help reduce energy bills
Tribune-Review, December 16, 2011
Salvagable items sought for reuse Westmoreland Community Action is seeking contributions of salvagable household items that ultimately will be sold in a consumer-friendly Shop Demo Depot store. Cheri Cavanaugh from Community Action says the store will be largely like Pittsburgh's Construction Junction, where reusable goods such as bathtubs, doors and lumber can be purchased at discount prices.
Westmoreland Community Action wins national award
Tribune-Review, October 8, 2010
Westmoreland Community Action was one of 14 across the country selected as a winner of the 2010 National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award by the Community Action Partnership.
The partnership is the national membership organization representing more than 1,000 community action agencies throughout the United States.
The Westmoreland agency was honored for its outstanding work in promoting community development as a core strategy in promoting economic security and reducing poverty. It was selected as a winner in the Entrepreneurship Encouragement category for Shop Demo Depot.