'SALVAGE DAWGS' Premieres Season 5 in The Sparkle City

Upcycling items from historic cotton mill slated to become loft apartments

Feb 24, 2016, 09:08 ET from Black Dog Salvage

ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salvage Dawgs returns to the DIY Network for a 5th Season premiering two exciting new episodes back-to-back Sunday, February 28 at 9 and 9:30pm EST.  In the first episode, architectural enthusiasts, fans of Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage Inc. and lovers of historical treasures will travel south to Spartanburg, SC as the team seeks to find reusable treasures in a giant cotton mill dating back to 1902. The 50,000+ square foot building served as the Drayton Mill for 56 years and will be redeveloped into 650 loft-style apartments in a high demand industrial area of The Sparkle City. 

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The launch of the new season finds Robert Kulp recovering from knee surgery and unable to join the team on the job site -- leaving the rest of the crew trying to manage the project under the "WWRD" (What Would Robert Do?) premise. With carefree Mike Whiteside in charge – fans can rest assured there will be some "near misses" and amusing results from his "do first – think second" approach.  After some comical banter and logistical "challenges" the Dawgs are able to harvest some "industrial bling" from a large boiler room and a spectacular 12-foot fan from the roof of the mill.

Back at the Black Dog Salvage showroom and retail shop, Tay Whiteside helps his dad design and build a one-of-a-kind desk for his new office – made from the salvaged wing flap of a Grumman Gulfstream 1 aircraft.

"It was a cool idea," said Tay.  "My dad doesn't build things for himself often, so when he came to me with an idea that would inspire him, I was in for it!" he adds. Salvage Dawgs chronicles the adventures of Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, owners of Southwestern Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage. Each episode leaves audiences laughing, inspired, and amazed as they stay just ahead of the wrecking ball to reclaim a wide range of vintage architectural elements and oddities. The salvaged materials go in a dazzling number of directions, from being incorporated into new "old" houses to being transformed into one-of-a-kind furniture and art featured on their warehouse floor and website. 

"We are saving America, one house part at a time," said owner Robert Kulp. "It's satisfying to know that these architectural treasures will live on and be appreciated across the country."

Throughout the series, Kulp strives to run a tight ship with his eye on the bottom line -- while spirited Whiteside takes a more creative approach, tearing through old homes and buildings – finding treasure in the most unexpected places and making things happen – even under the most challenging circumstances.

Airs on DIY Network Sunday, February 28 at 9pm EST. 

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