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Terribly sad news from East Hampton, CT over the Memorial Day weekend where firefighters spent the day putting out hotspots at the historic Bevin Bell factory that burned to the ground over the weekend.
Factory fire puts company's future in danger: wtnh.com
That company is the only remaining bell factory in the United States. The loss appears to be complete with not only the factory and workplace to six generations of employees lost, but also the front office building, containing the records and history of this 180 year old manufacturer. It appears that lightening may have been the cause of the fire.
The worst crisis any one of us will ever experience is the one that happens to us.
A number of difficult discussions are taking place today in meeting rooms:
Now the secondary “consequences” take shape.
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