Remarkable Discoveries and One-of-A-Kind Treasures are Uncovered in HISTORY’s Salvage Kings Premiering Sunday, September 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Salvage Kings is the captivating new Canadian-original series featuring the demolition and salvage team at Priestly Demolition Inc. This family-run company is in the business of tearing down buildings, but first, they give their salvage crew the chance to go inside and recover the historic treasures left behind.
It’s a high-octane mission for the Head of Salvage, Ted Finch, his right-hand man, Justin Fortin, and rookie Julien Savage, as they hunt for as many artifacts as they can in ill-fated buildings – all before President Ryan Priestly and his demolition crew smash down the walls around them. Working in often dangerous conditions, the team hunts for items that they can sell, bringing life to the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
In the series premiere, Ted and Justin travel to Market Village Mall in Markham, Ontario where they are tasked with carefully unlocking mysterious vault doors while the demolition team begins tear down. The salvage team needs to move fast if they want to discover what is hiding inside the locked vaults.
Throughout the series, the team discovers century-old safes, collectible toys, a 19th century log cabin and a 1927 Austrian C. Reichert Microscope. Viewers will be amazed at the hidden gems the team finds, as well as the stories behind the objects. The salvage team’s job is done once they turn the rubble into riches by selling their wares to eager buyers and dedicated collectors.
Demolition and salvaging is a risky business, but the Priestly team brings skill, fun, and heart to every job they do. With an equal combination of history, humour, and discovery, there’s no telling what the Salvage Kings will find, nor where their incredible discoveries will end up.