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Fayetteville Factory Re-Energizes
Posted on January 16, 2013
Just days after a roof fire halted operations of Copperweld Bimetallics, LLC, in Fayetteville, officials were able to begin re-energizing the facility.
The 285,000-square-foot plant had been de-energized Friday afternoon, Jan. 4, when a substantial roof fire resulted in emergency procedures being enacted with the evacuation of personnel.
The fire originated with an exhaust duct fan malfunctioning.
Copperweld completed re-energizing its main power Wednesday as it continued to bring the plant online in phases, said Eddie Hall, Copperweld vice president of human resources. As of Monday, the plant was 85% energized, and officials anticipate normal production capacities by week’s end.
Assisting in the process have been restoration and technical staff brought into Fayetteville from across the United States.
As the facility is re-energized, equipment cleaned and restored, every phase of Copperweld’s manufacturing operations are re-certified to ensure the safety of employees as they return to work.