Rachel named NDA president
Don Rachel, CEO of Rachel Contracting, St.
Michael, Minnesota, has been named president of the National
Demolition Association (NDA).
Rachel has been actively involved with the NDA since 1990 and
has served as chairperson of the environmental and safety committees,
as well as vice president, secretary and treasurer of the organization.
As president, Rachel expressed his determination to keep the
association focused on giving its member companies the tools
they need to be successful in the demolition industry. “We can’t
control the national economy, but we can give our members the
resources they need to control their own individual business
economy,” Rachel said. “Our goal is to add real value to membership
in the NDA by producing deliverables that will positively impact
the bottom line.”
Under the new president, the NDA education committee will continue
its work of actively encouraging colleges offering degrees in
construction management to incorporate a major course of study
in demolition, following the successful example of Purdue University,
which offers the nation’s first demolition and reconstruction
specialization. The NDA and Purdue partnered on the development
of the specialization.