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Plant Demolition Service

Making Short Work of Big Facilities

Through large-scale plant demolition and remediation projects like Campbell’s Soup Plant, PDI has become a leader in plant demolition and decommissioning. At PDI, sustainable solutions are at the forefront of every project that we work on, but for plant demolition projects, they are especially important. Preliminary environmental assessments are undertaken on site and we ensure all environmentally hazardous materials encountered are handled and disposed of in the safest possible manner to reduce risk to people and the environment. PDI comes equipped with the sheer power of our fleet and are quick to mobilize to remote sites.

Priestly excavators providing plant demolition services


  • Environmental Assessment 
  • Community Outreach and Consultation 
  • Asbestos & Hazardous Materials Abatement
  • Recycling & Salvage
  • Demolition Consultancy
  • Demolition & Deconstruction Services

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When working in remote, Northern territories, PDI is committed to cooperating with First Nations communities and employing local labourers. 



Campbell’s Soup Plant

The Campbell’s Soup Plant was a challenging project with an aggressive timeline. The demolition involved 12 buildings, including a warehouse, a 4 storey building, a heavy-duty concrete manufacturing plant, as well as a 200’ foot chimney.



Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.

Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge

This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.

The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI

This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.

Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine

Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3

Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.

Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition

Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.