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Hi-Grade recovering after fire

Firefighters used aerial trucks to help fight the blaze at Hi-Grade Egg Producers. Photo by David Fenker

By David Fenker

While much is still unknown about last week’s fire at Hi-Grade Egg Producers, Midwest Poultry Services CEO Bob Krouse says the business is already preparing to rebuild.

“As we get permission from the insurance company to go ahead and start moving things out, and make sure that we’re good with the Department of Environmental Management, we’re starting to clear away as much as we can,” Krouse said.

The total cost of the fire, which destroyed five barns and more than one million chickens Monday, Oct. 2, has yet to be determined, Krouse said.

In the meantime, the business is also investigating options to replace the lost buildings.

Posted on 2017 Oct 10