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Didion Erects Memorial for Lost Lives

Company creates space to remember 5 men lost in last year's explosion

Photo: Lyn Jerde/Daily Register
Photo: Lyn Jerde/Daily Register

Didion employees will never forget Duelle Block, Robert Goodenow, Carlos “Charly” Nunez, Angel Reyes and Pawel Tordoff, reports the Portage Daily Register.

On the lawn in front of the under-reconstruction Didion Milling plant in the village of Cambria, WI, five crabapple saplings, with their tiny fruit emerging from the blossoms, surround a stone monument, with a bronze plaque displaying the names of the five Didion employees who died as a result of an explosion at the mill on May 31, 2017.

The “living memorial” is the most visible sign of the company moving forward, but not the only one, says Didion Vice President Dale Drachenberg.

Construction of the rebuilt milling plant is on schedule, with completion targeted by the end of this year and occupancy by the first three months of 2019, Drachenberg says.

Read the full article here.

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