Tag Archives: Connecticut

Recycling Plant Fire

Four-alarm blaze at Willimantic Waste Paper Co. lasted over 20 hours A four-alarm fire at a Connecticut plant lasted over 20 hours from Sunday into early Monday morning, decimating a 100,000 square foot building and forcing school closings in the process. At least 14 area fire departments, consisting of over 200 firefighters, were called in […]

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Chickens in Peril

Electric motors among causes for nationwide poultry deaths In some cases, we’re forced to “count our chickens” again. One of these unfortunate situations took place April 26 when an overheated electric motor caused a massive fire at a Connecticut chicken farm. An estimated 80,000 chickens were killed in the incident. These types of fires are […]

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Pull Up The Roots

CEO took bearings company from ‘failing’ to a home-state success Determination, passion, and desire. Staying true. Being inspired as a youth by your father’s trade. Belief in that trade. An upbringing in a manufacturing hotbed. All of these things describe the life and work of Michael Hartnett, CEO of RBC Bearings Inc., in Oxford, Conn., whose ambitious life […]

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