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Kan. Packing Plant Starts Up Again After Fire

A south-central Kansas packing plant is resuming full operation less than one month after a fire caused heavy damage. The fire on Sept. 25 started in a conveyor belt in the fabrication at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef in Arkansas City, Kan.

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas packing plant is resuming full operation less than a month after a fire caused heavy damage.

The fire on Sept. 25 started in a conveyor belt in the fabrication at Creekstone Farms Premium Beef in Arkansas City.

The Arkansas City Traveler reports Creekstone began receiving cattle Sunday in preparation for resuming beef production Wednesday.

The company said in a news release that it continued supplying customers with its Black Angus beef products during the shutdown through arrangements with other packers. Ground beef and shipping operations resumed within a week after the fire.

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Information from: The Arkansas City (Kan.) Traveler, http://www.arkcity.net

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