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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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Industrial adaptive reuse projects show surprising ways to repurpose old structures

April 17, 2012

A half dozen adaptive reuse projects featured in this article demonstrate creative repurposing of old industrial buildings. The projects include a never-used nuclear power reactor turned into an amusement park, a defunct factory converted into a glittering museum space, a historic water tower transformed into a living space, and an iconic power station converted into carbon-neutral apartments, offices, and parks.


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