Transformer glitch burns Wisconsin paper company
Fire officials point the blame at a faulty transformer for a blaze that caused $500,000 in damages at Wausau Paper.
According to a Middletown Journal report , fire authorities are blaming a defective transformer for a March 19 fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damages at one of the nation’s largest paper companies.
Assistant Fire Chief Tom Snively said that the blaze ignited in Middletown, Wis.-based Wausau Paper’s
Despite the high price tag, the plant isn’t scheduled to close, and no one was injured in the blaze.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey