Disasters & Accidents
3:56 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Management Assesses Fire Damage At Springfield Mill

Thursday's catastrophic fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill has left 250 employees jobless and owners of the parent company accessing their options. Swanson Group acquired the mill on F Street in Springfield in 2007. It is a total loss. The fire is under investigation. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke to Swanson Group's Chief Operating Officer Chuck Wert as he arrived from company headquarters in Glendale to access the still-smoldering site.  

Chuck Wert is Swanson Group's Chief Operating Officer.
Chuck Wert is Swanson Group's Chief Operating Officer.
Credit Swanson Group

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke with Chuck Wert, the Chief Operating Officer of Swanson Group. One of the mills they own in Springfield burned to the ground Thursday. No injuries were reported.