ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILLINOIS – Around 8:30 Friday morning, a fire occurred at the heat treating and sorting facility operated by Chem-Plate Industries at 1800 Touhy Avenue in Elk Grove Village. All of the approximately 50 employees at the site were safely evacuated.
According to General Manager Aaron Straus, the cause of the fire is thought to be a broken part in the quench tank, which triggered immediate fire suppression system and contained the damage. According to an Elk Grove Village fire department official, the Chem-Plate’s emergency preparedness and the “textbook fashion” its response was executed contributed to the safety of its employees and the containment of damage.
According to Straus, “We are grateful for the prompt response of the Elk Grove Village fire and police departments and are pleased that Chem-Plate’s emergency preparedness rendered us able to handle this situation quickly, efficiently and without serious injury to any of our employees.” He added, “We are now squarely focused on continuing to provide our customers with the products and customers and partners our standard high level of service.”
Martin “Marty” Straus thanked “Tasty Catering located near our Touhy facility for taking in our employees out of the rain and providing us with food drink and use of their phones and computers. It is truly heart warming to have such a great community here in Elk Grove Village Il.”
Chem-Plate has begun contacting affected customers to minimize any disruption in service and is prepared to take all necessary action to ensure continued customer satisfaction. Any questions should be directed to Customer Service at (847) 640-1600 x4770.
ABOUT CHEM PLATE Chem Plate is a leading provider of one-stop metal finishing products and services headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
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