ST. LOUIS (Jan. 20)—A multiple-alarm fire destroyed Diversified Foam Products' sole foam fabrication plant in St. Louis Jan. 16, but the owners have vowed to rebuild the company in St. Louis. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Originally known as Pillow Manufacturing Co., the 74-year-old company moved into foam conversion in the early 1950s when it moved into the 165,000-sq.-ft Branch Street plant razed by the fire. The loss was estimated at $6 million, according to President Stanley Safron, who said the company is still in business and already has subcontracted work to other processors until it can reopen in temporary premises.
Fire destroys St. Louis foamer's plant
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