The History Channel plans to bring the work of Priestly Demolition to livingrooms across the world.
Canadian television producer Corus Studios announced the Ontario-based demolition company will be part of a new docu-series for the History Channel.
Although few details on the show are available, Corus plans to present the series for international sale at the upcoming MIPCOM entertainment content market in Cannes, France.
The show is being pitched with the working title “Salvage Kings.”
Corus released the following description of the docu-series:
“Meet Priestly Demolition, a family business with a big heart and hundreds of demolition jobs a year. When buildings are slated to be torn down, that’s just the beginning of the story for Priestly’s expert salvage crew. They race against the clock hunting through abandoned buildings and dangerous work sites for hidden treasures — just before the walls come down. What are they looking for? Well, if it can be repurposed, restored or turned around for a buck, they want it. If an object has a history, it has a future, and that future is worth top dollar to this team.”
Salvage Kings is produced by Media Headquarters in association with Corus Studios for the History Channel. Media Headquarters, an international award winning also produces Canada’s Smartest Person, The Big Show and The Great Polar Bear Adventure.
Priestly is also marking 25 years since the company incorporated. Although the company began as Vic Priestly Contracting Limited more than 40 years ago, Priestly Demolition Inc. was incorporated as a unionized company in 1993.
When the company incorporated, it had a staff of about 10 employees. Today, the company has grown to about 300 people and a fleet that includes about 100 excavators. Although the company mainly works in Ontario, it has worked on projects in Goose Bay, Labrador to north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.