Video – End of an era…

Demolition firm to close its doors after 113 years.

For more than 113 years, Martin Enterprises has carried out demolition work all over Northeast Indiana. But the owners have announced they’ll be shutting down the operation next year.

The demolition company was founded in 1904 by Allan Martin.

Fourth generation Martin, Terri Martin, has worked for the company since she was 8 years old when she started taking out their trash. She says they just can’t carry on any longer.

“We’ve had a rough, rocky 10 years,” she explained. “We’ve never really bounced back from the recession and then finding drivers and the right people here in the office to fit has been rough. You add all those things together and it just doesn’t make for a good business.”

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