Workers from hazardous waste expert Pinnacle Environmental are celebrating an Emmy win.
A crew from the Environmental Contractors Association (ECA) member company was called in to help the NBC television series “George to the Rescue,” when the crew began the renovation of a run down YMCA kitchen in Morningside Heights, they discovered that all of the kitchen’s pipes were wrapped in asbestos.
The complex obstacle required the specialized expertise of Pinnacle Environmental Corp. and Local 78 – Asbestos, Lead & Hazardous Waste Laborers to remediate the asbestos.
The team sealed off the entire room and installed new pipes, electric work, plumbing, gas lines and ventilation systems.
The contractors also finished a new teaching kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, as well as new flooring, ceiling, cabinets, counter tops and an organic herb garden.
Their work on the special episode earned them a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Societal Concerns.
The Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA serves as a second home for countless residents of New York City.
The establishment is dedicated to strengthening the community by nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
The new teaching kitchen at the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA is part of the program Salsa, Sabor Y Salud, created by Latinos for Latinos to engage the community in cooking classes and nutritional education for adults and children .