Demolition begins at Didion Milling

Published: Jul. 10, 2017 at 1:24 PM CDT
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CAMBRIA, Wis. (WMTV)----Demolition began on Monday on the Didion Milling Plant that was destroyed by an explosion in Cambria on May 31st.

Crews were out all day tearing down portions of the mill. They are expected to continue working throughout the week.

Most of the grain and silo storage will remain but the structural integrity will need to be checked.

The company's president says everyone at the mill is back to work in some capacity. He says just a handful of people opted to leave the company for another line of work.

"To me, it's a great success story in its own because people have the freedom where they want to work and to see our team standing together in a situation like this. Again, we talk about it and who you are as a company happens long before an event like this takes place," said Riley Didion, President of Didion Milling.

So far the company has given back $50,000 from their fund established to held victims and families.

Riley Didion says there has been more money raised. However, he says they are working to create a fund that will take care of a community for a long period of time.

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