Damaged Winfield Business Plans To Reopen

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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November 22, 2010

The President of a Winfield business heavily damaged by fire plans to re-open in Cowley County.

"We're all kind of working from our homes and working from cell phones, trying to contact our customers and let them know what's going on. And trying to maintain the business as much as we can until we get the factory back up and running. Lots of help from the Winfield people for office space, for factory," said Ted Wrona, Webster Manufacturing President.

The blaze was reported around 10:30 Sunday morning at Webster Manufacturing in Winfield. The fire was under control by 1 p.m. on Sunday.

"If you were able to see the amount of heat that was built it up in there. They did a fantastic job of getting in there and getting it put out 'cause this could've easily folded up and collapsed and moved from there," said Alan Stoll, Winfield Fire Marshall.

Stoll said the damage to the building and its contents is estimated at roughly $1.5 million dollars.

Webster Manufacturing, located at 619 Industrial Boulevard in Winfield, employs about 70 people and produces burners for industrial settings and hospitals.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fire crews from several Cowley County departments are on the scene of a fire in the Winfield Industrial Park.

The fire at Webster Engineering and Manufacturing at 619 Industrial Boulevard in Winfield, Kansas, was called in after 11:00 a.m.

KSOK Radio reports fire crews from Winfield, Ark City, Udall and other departments have responded to the scene.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

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