1-24 NWR Collapsing onion facilities
One such shop is Four Rivers Onion Packing in Weiser, Idaho. I talked with Ken Stewart, sales and operations manager. "We had quite a lot of what I call powder snow up on the roof of our packing plant As well as our storage buildings. We have eight or 10 of those that house onions. The roof that came down is the one that was over our packing line. When the rain came and saturated the snow that was on the roof, we did have about 20% to 25% of the roof on the one end collapsed. It collapsed on some of our main equipment but the major problem it has cost for us is that it has rendered our packing line inoperable until we can get the roof replaced."
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