Weekend of disaster for US aquafeed plants

Fire at Zeigler Brothers and a tornado that struck Arkat Nutrition hit US aquafeed production
March 5, 2007

Weekend of disaster for US aquafeed plants

On Sunday, February 25, feed manufacturer, Zeigler Bros., experienced a serious plant fire in one of its three manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania.  The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is currently underway.  Fortunately, no one was injured. 

"Safety of employees and feed requirements of customers are our foremost priorities", Tim Zeigler said.  "Efforts were made by Zeigler staff to contact those customers being immediately affected by the fire in order to provide satisfactory arrangements".

"We will continue to produce aquaculture feeds utilizing manufacturing capabilities at our other production plants in Pennsylvania and at our licensee operation in Panama (Nasa).   As such, plans have been implemented to fulfill customer requirements without further interruption".

Zeigler said they were are deeply grateful for those who have offered their support during this incident, and in particular, those feed and equipment providers who already helped to fill immediate production voids.   "We feel extremely fortunate to be part of a truly great and compassionate industry".

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A day earlier, Arkat Feeds was distroyed by a tornado that ripped through Dumas, South Arkansas.  The company, which employs 125 workers, produces a range for extruded livestock, pet and aquatic feeds.

According to a report by The Associated Press, the National Weather Service rated the Dumas tornado as an F-3, with wind estimated at 158 to 207 mph.  

News update from local press:

Crews battle hot spots
York Daily Record - York,PA,USA
Mar 4, 2007 — Firefighters spent much of last week at the scene of an Adams County feed mill fire that kept rekindling. Crews were called out about six to ...