The family-run company that owns the potato processing facility in Penobscot Maine that was destroyed by a fire a year ago will not rebuilt that plant. According to a report by News Center Maine, Daniel McCrum, a member of the family that owns the plant, made this announcement on Friday.
138 workers lost their jobs when the factory burnt down in March last year. There have been job fairs and other efforts to help those folks get back on their feet again. For a while there was some hope that the facility might be rebuilt and the jobs might return, but that was not to be.
The McCrum family says their focus is on expanding and investing in their potato processing facility in Washburn, Maine. They acknowledge that not investing in the facility in Belfast will have an impact, but that this is the best way forward.
Source: News Center Maine. Watch a video here
Photo: Credit News Center Maine
Related: Several crews respond to fire at Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Maine